Consultant dermatologist Maria Gonzalez
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Call for body to govern cosmetic clinics after probes rise

The number of cosmetic laser clinics being investigated for not being registered has increased significantly, a BBC Wales investigation has found.

Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW) currently checks premises providing non-surgical laser or Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) procedures.

It also wants permission to check mobile laser services and procedures such as botox, chemical peels and dermal fillers.

The Welsh government said more regulation may be given in the future.

Locum consultant dermatologist Maria Gonzalez, who works in the NHS and private practice, told BBC Wales she had come across several patients who had suffered severe burns and scarring during laser treatment.

  • 10 Nov 2015