The Journal of Japan Society for Laser Surgery and Medicine
Online ISSN : 1881-1639
Print ISSN : 0288-6200
ISSN-L : 0288-6200
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How has the Insurance Notification of Lasers and Energy-based Devices in Japan Affected the Clinical Use of These Devices?
Taro Kono
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2020 Volume 41 Issue 1 Pages 44-46

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There is a significant proportion of unapproved laser and energy-based devices being used by dermatologists and plastic surgeons in Japan. The government’s approval process in very slow, which is problematic. Also, lasers and energy-based devices are used without clinical research. More research on these devices in needed as well as more academic conferences to help establish treatment guidelines monitor the incidence of complications.

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