Some of the Staffordshire claims we’ve handled here at Accident Advice Helpline were for injuries that have been sustained when a beauty treatment or therapy has gone wrong. When this happens it can also cause mental trauma as well as physical injury.
One of the most common beauty therapy treatments is the chemical peel, a therapy which is actually designed to damage skin in a controlled manner. Chemical peels are designed to remove a fine layer of skin. The new skin that is then exposed, once the top layer has been removed, is finer, softer, and more wrinkle and blemish free.
This type of treatment is not available on the NHS and has to be carried out by a private skin care clinic. You should be aware however that there is an attendant risk with this type of cosmetic treatment, and if it does go badly wrong, in a worst-case scenario, you could potentially be scarred for life.
What chemical peels are used for
The different skin conditions chemical peels (or derma-peeling) are recommended for include:
- Minimising any fine lines around the eyes and mouth
- Combatting wrinkles
- Minimising the severity of any mild scarring
- Reducing acne
- Treating/removing liver spots, freckles, and melasma
The 3 grades of chemical peels
There are typically 3 grades of chemical peels, each of which is more progressively aggressive. Before you undergo a peel, you may be instructed to desist from certain medications, and to prepare your skin prior to the treatment. The treatment itself will be administered by using chemicals such as glycolic acid salicylic acid, or trichloraecetic acid. Depending on the depth and strength of the peel you are to undergo, you may also be asked to take a prescribed antibiotic.
Staffordshire claims for peel treatments that have gone wrong
Whilst most treatments are completed without incident, some however do go wrong. The wrong strength of a chemical is used; the chemical is left on for too long; or someone has an adverse allergic reaction. When this happens the skin can blister badly and can in some instances leave people scarred for life. We have handled a few Staffordshire claims of this type.
To avoid this happening to you, you should first seek out a beauty clinic that has a tried and trusted reputation and that is properly licensed to administer the procedure you are interested in. The clinic or salon should test a small unobtrusive area of your skin prior to proceeding with the full treatment.
The benefits of working with AAH
If something does go wrong and you intend to launch a claim for compensation we here at AAH can help. We are one of the top specialist injury claim solicitors in this area, and when you work with us you will benefit from:
- A no win no fee service, recommended by Esther Rantzen
- Use of our 30 second interactive HOW MUCH calculator
- Our unsurpassed customer support
- Free 24/7 helpline – 0800 180 4123 from any landline – 0333 500 0992 from any mobile.
Date Published: 30th June 2014