Many people have tattoos to remind them of a time in their life or to remind them of something that is meaningful to them. This may be an image, a series of designs or even someone’s name. However, tattoos are permanent and the wearer may not wish to be reminded of a particular time in their lives after many years pass. Tattoo removal is the only option for those who live to regret a tattoo but it is often a lengthy process. The procedure involves the use of high-intensity lasers to remove the design. A few treatments may be required as black ink is easier to remove than coloured ink and the length of time taken for removal may also depend on the size of the tattoo. A trained professional will advise each patient on how long the process may take depending on the different kinds of lasers required to remove the tattoo. Although these procedures should be carried out by a trained practitioner, there may be potential risks involved.
What are the potential risks of tattoo removal?
Tattoos run deep into the skin so there may be some scarring after the procedure. However, this has been minimised in recent years due to the sophisticated technology involved. The skin is tested to determine the effects on the patient and to determine which lasers to use. As people’s pain threshold varies, some may opt for local anaesthetic cream to be applied beforehand. Side-effects include pain at the site and swelling after treatment. Potential adverse effects will be minimised by the use of a trained professional but, in rare cases, burning from lasers and bacterial infections may occur. Should you suffer excessive scarring or a tattoo removal injury, there may have been someone else at fault. In cases of negligence, Accident Advice Helpline can help.
How to make a clinical negligence claim
The first step is to obtain some no-obligation advice from Accident Advice Helpline. Just give us a call and speak to one of our advisers about your case. We will advise you on how likely your claim is to succeed and how best to proceed. We also operate on a ‘no win, no fee’* basis so you don’t have to worry about paying anything upfront. Alternatively, you can begin your claim by taking our 30-second online test and we will get back to you. Call us free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.