The effects of ageing as well as sun damage can leave the skin looking dull and lifeless. Many people opt to apply skin creams regularly but others prefer to have regular facials. Some may go for a cosmetic treatment such as a laser skin treatment. This is sometimes known as laser skin resurfacing and can reduce the appearance of scars, sun damage, blotches, wrinkles and lines making the skin appear healthier and feel more supple. A cosmetic surgeon or a dermatologist will be able to tell you whether you can go for this treatment or not as some skin types are not recommended to undergo laser skin resurfacing. During the treatment, laser beams are used to remove the outer layer of skin which will then encourage a new layer of skin to grow. This new layer will be smoother and appear healthier. Although these treatments should be performed by a medical professional, on occasion, accidents may occur.
Potential adverse effects of laser skin treatment
As with many cosmetic procedures, some side-effects are to be expected. These may include swelling, inflammation, redness and soreness of the area. As the skin peels and re-heals you may also feel some itching and/or stinging on the affected area. The skin will need sufficient after-care to ensure that bacterial infections are avoided. In some rare cases, patients may suffer an adverse reaction to the treatment. Those with allergies should be informed of any potential hazards of the treatment before they decide whether to go ahead. Additionally, any side-effects and potential risks involved should be explained to those undergoing the treatment. If you have experienced a botched procedure or have suffered an injury during treatment then you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
Claiming compensation from those at fault
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm which helps victims of accidents or injuries that are the fault of someone else. This may include botched medical or cosmetic procedures or injuries that have occurred due to inadequate after-care. You can speak to an advisor by calling our free helpline or you can start your claim by taking our 30-second test online. Whichever method you choose to contact us, we will offer no-obligation advice and take you step by step through the process of making your claim should you choose to go ahead. We also operate under a strict no win, no fee* policy so you won’t have to worry about dipping into your own pockets upfront to pay our fee.
Date Published: July 12, 2014
Author: David Brown