From Creams to Lasers: Regulating the Beauty Industry in the New Millennium

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From Creams to Lasers: Regulating the Beauty Industry in the New Millennium

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Title: From Creams to Lasers: Regulating the Beauty Industry in the New Millennium
Author: Youngerwood, Aron
Citation: From Creams to Lasers: Regulating the Beauty Industry in the New Millennium (2002 Third Year Paper)
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Abstract: The paper examines the development and use of lasers for cosmetic procedures. Given the lack of legal and regulatory literature in this important and growing area, the sole focus of this author in writing the paper is to highlight current dangers inherent in the widespread use of cosmetic lasers, as well as to raise considerations that need to be addressed by the government and FDA vis-à-vis the laser industry itself. The use of lasers on the eye, which presents different issues in and of itself, is not discussed except where it reflects generally on the issues relating to cosmetic lasers, and is mentioned briefly in this paper only for the sake of completeness. Part I provides an overview of the regulation of medical devices in the US; part II discusses the use, development, and regulation of medical lasers in the cosmetic industry, and part III details the dangers involved in the current practice of laser treatment, as well as providing a critical overview of the laser industry itself.
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