Melanoma case leads to cosmetic clinic warning

 

Cosmetic clinics are putting people at risk by lasering pigmented skin lesions without medical assessment, dermatologists warn.

In one case, a woman with an 18-month history of a growing pigmented lesion underwent laser removal without prior medical assessment. 

When the lesion recurred a year later, it emerged that she had significant prior sun exposure and a family history of skin cancer.

Doctors duly diagnosed melanoma.

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