About Cosmetic Industry In Australia
When choosing your cosmetic treatment provider, it is essential to understand the difference between an Independent, medical clinic (which is owned and operated by doctors) and corporate-franchise laser salons operating out of shopping malls (which are owned by corporate businessmen).
The Laser and Cosmetic Industry in Australia remains generally unregulated. Only WA and Queensland had somewhat stricter Laser use policies in the past which have recently been removed. This essentially means that anyone can buy a laser or IPL device and start offering skin treatments such as Laser Tattoo Removal or Laser Hair Removal to the general public.
It is essential for Australians to understand that the laws and regulations which govern the provision of medical / health services in Australia do not apply to non-medical practitioners, operating under the radar. If something goes wrong, no one can be held accountable.