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MOH Warns against Laser Hair Removal at Medical Centers Unless Licensed
02 September 2012
  The Ministry of Health (MOH) has warned citizens and residents against some medical centers which use the Laser hair removal technology, though unlicensed to.
 
In a press release, the Ministry revealed that during the inspection tours conducted by the competent department, it was found out that in some medical centers licensed by the Ministry, some health practitioners perform laser hair removal without having permission to. Furthermore, in some unlicensed shops, such as women's hairdressers, the laser hair removal technique is used by people who are neither experienced nor qualified to do.
 
This announcement was made by the Assistant Deputy Minister of Health for the Private Health Sector Affairs, Dr. Ali bin Hussein al-Zawawi, who pointed out the Ministry's warning against using Laser for certain uses, including hair removal, especially when unlicensed to. This problem was detected by the Ministry's recent inspection tours, and through citizens' complaints submitted to the “Citizen's Voice” service, as well as some mass media which shed light on this issue.
 
Dr. al-Zawawi pointed out that, emanating from the Ministry's strenuous endeavors to legalize such practices, it has addressed such shops and hairdressers to abstain from proceeding on such practices. He made clear that the Ministry will further intensify its inspection tours on the licensed health centers, to make sure that those using this technology are accredited to. In doing so, the Ministry seeks to reduce the potential harms of this technology that could entail burns, deformations and other unwanted side-effects.
Concluding his announcement, Dr. Al-Zawawi mentioned that the Ministry of Health (MOH) has made it possible for those people to contact with its officials in this regard through the “Citizen's Voice” service, on the MOH Portal (www.moh.gov.sa), or by Fax: 01-2124196.
 



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