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A Look at Different Laser Beauty Treatments and the Risks Associated with Them

A Look at Different Laser Beauty Treatments and the Risks Associated with Them

A Look at Different Laser Beauty Treatments and the Risks Associated with Them
April 14
19:16 2017

Laser treatments are a blessing to some people – and it’s understandable why many would feel that way. After all, generally speaking, the treatment is quite effective – especially in the long-term – and it’s relatively painless if you compare it to the more traditional methods of beauty and cosmetic treatments. For these reasons, it has become more and more popular.

However, it should come as no surprise that the case of unwanted injuries are on the rise as well; since the year 2010 the industry regarding IPL (Intense Pulse Laser) has been deregulated, and the consequences are clear. Basically, according to the law, anyone – regardless of background or training (or lack thereof) can perform the procedure.

Here’s a look at different laser beauty treatments and the risks associated with them.

Tattoo removal

This is becoming more and more popular in the UK, and with more and more people getting into body art, the trend is bound to continue. Basically, the tattoo is removed by breaking specific areas of the skin with a high power laser – breaking the pigmentation and, in the course of several sessions, removing the tattoo.

Hair removal

To remove unwanted hair in a permanent or semi-permanent way, the technician targets the area of the skin with laser in order to destroy the hair follicle. This ensures the hair has a much harder time growing back. There’s a three-step growth cycle of hair, so this procedure requires a number of sessions as well.

Skin treatment

People who suffer from acne or have many wrinkles may opt for this treatment – it destroys the outer layers of the skin (burning with laser) in order to encourage the growth of new, smoother skin.

What are the risks?

It all sounds good in theory, but there are some serious risks involved – they include:

  • Burns, especially burns from laser hair removal
  • Permanent scarring
  • Swelling of the treated area
  • Redness and irritation
  • Discolouration of the skin

What you can claim

What you can claim depends largely on the circumstances of the procedure and the results of the procedure gone wrong – but compensation may include: reimbursement of expenses, compensation for psychological trauma and scarring, and malpractice.

It’s important that you make your claim as soon as you know something has gone wrong – never let it wait; consult a legal professional as soon as possible. The solicitor will work with you to make your claim as clearly as possible, and this may include obtaining the services of medical experts and securing evidence to support your claim. The good news is that most solicitors are willing to help you on a No Win, No Fee basis – meaning there are no fees unless you win your claim. If you’ve ever been a victim, seek assistance now.

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