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New standards urged for treatment at spas

Use of chemicals, lasers proliferates

Karin Flynn, a licensed electrologist and owner of the Laser Spa in Newton, provided treatment recently for a client. Karin Flynn, a licensed electrologist and owner of the Laser Spa in Newton, provided treatment recently for a client. (Globe Staff Photo / Suzanne Kreiter)
By Liz Kowalczyk
Globe Staff / February 24, 2009

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Legislators and doctors are pushing tougher rules for the exploding medical spa business in Massachusetts, saying some of the thousands of consumers who receive laser treatments, chemical peels, and other procedures are being put at risk by unlicensed and untrained providers. (Full article: 1067 words)

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