Laser hair removal treatment is a process which involves the use of light beams to destroy the hair at the follicles. This can destroy the hair on a semi-permanent or permanent basis. Those who want to avoid shaving regularly or prefer to avoid the pain in waxing treatment may find laser hair removal therapy beneficial as the treatment is quick and painless. The laser can treat many hairs at the same time and the therapy can be used on various parts of the body including the legs, underarms and bikini line. The skin is also protected with a cooling gel to allow the effects of the laser to take hold. People who holiday abroad frequently or suffer from dark, coarse hair may choose this form of treatment as opposed to using razors, wax treatments or hair removal creams. Although the treatment is effective and generally low-risk, the potential for an accident or injury to occur is still present with any cosmetic procedure.
Potential risks of laser hair removal
As laser hair removal treatment is not invasive, there are limited side-effects. However, it is still beneficial to know about the potential risks as any form of cosmetic surgery comes with a slight risk. Commonly reported side-effects include inflammation, redness of the skin, swelling around the follicles, tingling or numbness around the treatment area or itching around the area. These are only mild symptoms but, occasionally, a treatment may go wrong if not administered by a fully trained professional. If you have suffered an injury such as burns or scarring, you may be able to claim for compensation where there is evidence of negligence. A compensation law firm like the Accident Advice Helpline can assist.
How to make a medical negligence claim
Should your practitioner be unregistered or not fully trained in your cosmetic procedure, you may be able to claim for any injury suffered as a result of negligence. Accident Advice Helpline is available 24/7 and the number is free to call so you can receive assistance on your claim at any time of day. Should you have evidence of negligence or that someone else was at fault for a cosmetic treatment injury then we may be able to win you a cash payout to help you cope with resulting medical costs or loss of wages. As we operate under a no win, no fee* policy you will not have to pay anything upfront. Call now to obtain some no-obligation advice.
Date Published: July 12, 2014
Author: David Brown