Posted February 04, 2018 12:14:58 The first laser clinics in Australia are being built in the country, as the industry begins to grow and demand for the devices continues to grow.
Key points:The National Laser Centre in Melbourne has attracted about 150 applications for its technology and will be Australia’s first dedicated facilityThe facility, which is being built with a total investment of $20 million, will be the first in the world to use lasers to treat skin conditionsThe government has earmarked $20m for the facility to open in 2020The facility will be built with the National Laser Center, an Australian Government-funded research and development facility which is set to become the world’s first laser facility, and the first of its kind in the Western Hemisphere.
The National laser centre in Melbourne is one of the first to use laser technology in Australia.
The centre will be part of the state government’s $20-million national laser infrastructure program.
“We are extremely excited to be working with the state of Victoria to develop the first laser health and wellness facility in Australia,” Dr Simon Hickey, the national laser centre’s chief executive officer, said in a statement.
“The facility is being constructed in the same building as our existing facilities in the CBD, and is expected to open by 2020.”
We have also been awarded an award from the Department of Health for the establishment of a dedicated hospital and medical tourism medical tourism centre.
“This facility will provide patients with the best possible laser treatment options for their skin conditions, while providing an opportunity to support the health and wellbeing of our residents.”
Dr Hickey said the facility would offer the largest range of laser treatments in the state and the country.
He said the National laser center had received over 250 applications for the technology and had already received about 150.
Dr Hicky said the facilities were the first and only in the developed world to offer lasers for the treatment of skin conditions.
“Laser treatments are a great opportunity for our local and international community to get their hands on the most effective and safe laser treatment for their specific skin condition,” he said.
Laser treatment has been shown to improve skin health in people with cystic fibrosis, psoriasis, eczema, cystic ulcers and other skin conditions including eczemas and rheumatoid arthritis.
A survey conducted in 2018 found that about 90 per cent of people had used a laser in the past 30 days.
About 75 per cent said they had used laser treatment at least once a week.
Dr Hickys statement said the centre would provide laser treatments for the same types of skin problems as the laser clinics, but also have an array of treatments for other skin problems including skin cancer.
It will also offer laser treatments and cosmetic treatments for people with conditions that can cause chronic pain, including chronic myeloid leukemia, melanoma and multiple myeloma.
In 2018, the National Research Council, a federal agency, announced it was launching a $1 million program to promote the use of lasers for health.
Its aim was to create a market for the “low-cost, high-quality” technology, which Dr Hickey described as the “next-generation of laser technology”.
“It is a very exciting time for the Australian laser industry,” Dr Hickeys statement said.
“Many of the laser technology companies have already made a number of investments in our country and our nation, and they have all worked hard to develop new and innovative products and technologies that will benefit the Australian community.”
The National Health Service has said it is committed to investing in lasers for skin treatments.
Health Minister Sussan Ley has said Australia will be a global leader in the use and development of lasers and has made it clear that lasers for medical treatment are one of her top priorities.
However, the Government has been criticised for failing to secure a $30 million contract for a commercial laser to treat people with chronic pain.
But Dr Hice said the Federal Government has not been “as supportive” as it could have been.
For Dr Hickies announcement, see the ABC’s Victoria Today.