Acne is a skin condition which causes the development of pustules and spots which often cover the face and back. It most commonly manifests in teenagers but can continue into adulthood where it can result in deep lesions and scarring. Treatments for acne itself often involve the use of topical creams and/or medication but cosmetic treatments are available to reduce the appearance of acne scars. In some patients, scarring from the condition can cause a lack of confidence or severe psychological distress which means treatment may be necessary. Treatment may include dermabrasion or laser treatment. There are also treatments available for deeper scars such as ice pick scars. As with any cosmetic procedure, there are potential risks. However, these should be reduced by using a qualified medical professional and by ensuring that the risks are explained to you before you decide to have the procedure.
What are the risks of acne treatment injury?
As with any cosmetic treatment, your medical professional should explain all of the risks and potential hazards associated with acne treatment. The side-effects are minimal but can include discolouration of the skin, redness, swelling or inflammation, hypersensitivity to treatment and burns in rare cases. Burns and deep scarring have the potential to occur if the person administering your treatment is not fully qualified to do so. If you have undergone treatment without prior warning as to the possible side-effects or you have incurred an injury due to acne therapy, then you may be able to make a claim where someone else has been responsible. If you have undergone a botched treatment which has led to an acne treatment injury, Accident Advice Helpline can assist in your claim.
Making a clinical negligence claim
Whatever cosmetic treatment you undergo, you have the right to compensation if there is negligence on the part of the person treating you. Should you suffer burns, unnecessary scars or injuries due to a botched acne treatment then you may be able to win a cash payout from the person or business responsible for your injuries. As a law firm that has been in business for many years, we have helped thousands of victims of injuries that were the fault of someone else to claim compensation so you are in safe hands. You can call us on our free 24-hour helpline – 0800 689 0500 – to obtain free, no-obligation advice or you can take our 30-second online test to determine how successful your claim is likely to be.
Date Published: July 12, 2014
Author: David Brown