Unfortunately laser hair removal therapy is not without its risks, and many people suffer injuries as a result of a beauty treatment gone wrong. If you have been affected by a laser hair removal procedure that has left you with scars, or burns, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
Common injuries that occur when laser hair removal goes wrong include skin irritation, burns, skin sensitivity, redness, tenderness, and psychological injuries.
Every beauty salon, spa, and clinic has a duty of care that it owes to its patients. This means the clinic and its employees must protect you from reasonable levels of risk and must inform you of any potential risks that you face when you undergo the treatment. If they do not do this, and you are injured, you could have a claim for compensation.
Your laser hair removal therapist should do the following things:
- Fully inform you of the risks that are linked to the procedure so you are aware of them before you start the treatment.
- Discuss the treatment with you but not put you under pressure to have the treatment. They should give you the chance to change your mind if you decide you do not want the treatment.
- Tell you realistically what to expect from the procedure and not exaggerate as to provide you with false expectations.
- Tell you how to look after the treated area after the procedure, and what to do if you experience any problems.
- Use clean, modern equipment in the correct manner.
And they should also NOT do the following things:
- Pressure you into having the treatment if you do not need it or want it, either by putting pressure on you in verbal terms or by offering discounts to tempt you to take the treatment.
- Put time pressure on you to make a decision regarding the treatment. You should have adequate time to make up your mind.
- Use poor quality or dangerous equipment.
If you do experience a burn as a result of laser hair removal treatment you have some options. You first should get the right medical treatment, and then you need to consult a laser burn solicitor in order to progress your claim for damages following the event.
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