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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Staffordshire claims


    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.

    Chemical peels

    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.

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    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.

    Safeguards

    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 helpline0800 180 4123 from any landline – 0333 500 0992 from any mobile.

    Date Published: 30th June 2014

    Author: Howie

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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