Rosacea is a long-term skin condition which causes flushing and redness of the skin, mainly in the face. Sufferers often notice the first symptoms in early adulthood but symptoms often progress over time and can become difficult to manage. Other effects of the illness include stinging or burning of the affected area, permanent redness of the face, spots and visible blood vessels. It is not clear what causes the illness but some say it is caused by stress, hot or cold weather or diet. Some people choose to live with milder symptoms but those who suffer from more severe effects due to rosacea may opt to try a cosmetic treatment. Vascular laser treatment or intense pulsed light treatment are both available and help reduce the redness and visible blood vessels. They work by beaming light at the visible blood vessels which damages the blood vessels reducing the redness. Adverse effects of this treatment are rare but have the potential to occur.
Avoiding adverse effects from rosacea treatment
A trained medical professional such as a dermatologist should always be consulted before this treatment is administered. Should you have doubts about a cosmetic surgeon’s credibility, visit your GP and get a referral to someone who will be able to give you expert advice and may be able to recommend someone. Side-effects are a part of any cosmetic treatment so you may suffer some bruising, swelling or crusting of the skin after treatment. However, if this lasts longer than expected you should seek expert help. If you have evidence that treatment was botched or you suffered a burn or other injury during the procedure, you may be able to make a compensation claim. If you feel that you were not provided with enough advice or appropriate after-care, Accident Advice Helpline can assist you.
Claiming medical negligence compensation
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm which has been in business since the year 2000 so we have helped thousands of victims of accidents that were someone else’s fault. Should you have evidence that someone was negligent during a cosmetic procedure and you have suffered an injury as a result, you may be able to win a cash payout from the persons responsible. Just give us a call on our free 24-hour helpline to speak to an expert about your case. We offer no-obligation advice so you can then decide whether to go ahead with your claim after speaking to us.