Collagen treatment is a non-surgical procedure which involves the injection of small amounts of collagen under the skin. Collagen is a naturally occurring structural component of the skin and serves to keep it supple, flexible and youthful in appearance. A common complaint of ageing is loose skin as well as wrinkles and collagen treatments are frequently used to boost the skins naturally occurring collagen. Treatments can be used to reduce the appearance of scars making the injections ideal for those who have suffered from severe acne or other skin disorder. The injections can be used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles on the forehead, at the sides of the mouth and ‘crow’s feet’ at the edges of the eyes. As with any cosmetic treatment, there could be side-effects and a minority may suffer an adverse reaction so it is best to bear this in mind before deciding whether the treatment is for you.
How could I suffer collagen treatment injury?
Cosmetic treatments like collagen injections carry risks and it is important that you are adequately informed of the risks before you can decide whether to go ahead with the procedure. Side-effects are a part of any cosmetic treatment and collagen injections are no different. Possible reactions and side-effects may include pain and inflammation at the injection site, bacterial infections, scarring or bruising at the site of injection. In rare cases an allergic reaction may occur causing hives, shortness of breath or itching and sores at the site of treatment. If you have not been informed of the adverse effects which could be caused beforehand and you suffer an injury or adverse reaction, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. If you feel your procedure has been botched and you have evidence of negligence, then Accident Advice Helpline could assist you in claiming compensation for a collagen treatment injury .
Making your clinical negligence claim
First, ensure you have kept any evidence of negligence on the part of the person responsible for administering your collagen injections or a similar treatment. You can then give Accident Advice Helpline a call to speak to an advisor on how to proceed with your case. Our number is free to call 24/7 and we have a nationwide team of solicitors who will be able to advise you on how to claim for compensation. We also operate on a no win, no fee* basis so you will not be out of pocket to pursue your case with us.
Date Published: July 12, 2014
Author: David Brown