Laser hair removal is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in Canada, but as W5 reveals, there is virtually no regulation regarding who is allowed to operate these laser, and the consequences can be horrific.
Cosmetic lasers are used to treat acne scars, for hair removal, and wrinkle reduction. And they can provide incredible results.
Treatments are sold through online daily deal websites, at hair dressers, medical spas and sometimes even tanning salons. Their ubiquity has caused many people to think laser treatments are as safe and "pain-free" as advertised. But if the laser technician does not have the right training, you can end up with permanent skin damage.
Cosmetic lasers and "intense pulsed light"(IPL) machines are powerful machines with the capability to damage your eyes and permanently mark your skin.
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