Estheticians who love to work with lasers should be aware that when offering laser to pigmented lesions that this can obscure the diagnosis of melanoma! What if this leads to a delay in diagnosis? What if this leads to fatal consequences?
Please do an thorough intake form. Ask about the client’s sun exposure history. Ask about their skin cancer history? Note any and all changes to the skin (and see if client has noticed any). If in doubt, ask them to see a dermatologist or physician who specialises in skin cancer.