Laser removal procedures can come in many forms, ranging from hair removal to skin resurfacing. It’s now becoming a popular procedure in the UK, especially among women. Unfortunately this procedure can sometimes go wrong and can result in severe skin damage and burns.
What is a Laser Skin procedure?
Laser skin procedures can help treat many types of conditions and remove unwanted hair, skin blemishes and tattoos. These treatments are becoming increasingly popular and even the NHS will now provide some of these treatments.
This is becoming an ever more popular procedure in the UK. The treatments works by a high power laser that targets pigmentation and breaks it up to remove the tattoo. This procedure can’t be fixed with just one session and is said to need a number of sessions depending on the size and colour of the tattoo in question. The treatment can cost anywhere from £50 to £300 per session.
Laser hair removal is the process of getting rid of unwanted hair on the body. This works by the laser exposing pulses of laser light into a hair follicle. This process takes a number of sessions due to the three-step growth cycle of hair.
Laser skin resurfacing is a technique that removes outer layers of the skin (normally on the face) to encourage the growth of new skin. It is normally done to treat acne and wrinkles.
What can go wrong?
When undergoing any cosmetic procedure there are always risks involved that need to be considered. The main issues with laser procedures are as follows:
- Change in skin colour
- Swelling, crusting or weeping
- Skin redness
- Skin sensitivity
What are the implications?
The implications of bad laser procedures are the risks of suffering a burn or infection. This is due to the fact that the laser can burn, which if infected, could result in ill health. Other implications attached to this type of injury can include swelling or redness to your face, which in turn can lead to the victim suffering from low self-esteem issues moving forward.
Other implications that an injury suffered as a result of bad laser treatment procedures, can be that you are forced to take time off work, due to the pain suffered or the emotional strain compiled by potential scarring. This of course could have an affect on your ability to cover household bills due to a loss of earnings, as well as the cost of correction surgery and rehabilitation.
It is also common for people who have suffered some form of disfigurement to suffer from bouts of depression, as they struggle to live their lives as what they would have classed as normal prior to the accident and in this instance the family and friend so the victim can also suffer as a knock-on effect.
Post treatment claims: What can I get compensated for?
If you have experienced any symptoms listed in this page then please seek medical attention. After you have done this you may be entitled to compensation for the following:
- Psychological scarring
- Unqualified or registered practitioner
When you want a laser skin procedure you don’t tend to think about any complications that may occur. This can also be disappointing for an individual wanting laser skin procedures these treatments can cost hundreds of pounds.
How we can aid your recovery
Here at Scott Rees & Co, we have been helping people get compensation for their personal injuries for over 23 years and pride ourselves on our commitment to getting our clients the justice they deserve.
Our clients’ recovery always come first and where it is needed we can ensure that you receive care form the very best medical professionals, wherever you are in the UK.
We will also ensure that the victim receives the right level of support and rehabilitation in the aftermath of their injury and through our past dealings with clients who have suffered from failed laser skin treatment, we understand that there are also psychological effects to consider, which is why can ensure you get access to counselling or even treatments such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) if necessary.
While managing all this, our team of personal injury solicitors will manage every aspect of your claim, to ensure you have the best chance of getting the compensation you need and deserve.
Compensation can help cover the financial burden of having to take time off work, especially if you are the main earner in your household and in some cases we can take some of the burden away through interim payments, which will help to cover your bills and time off work.
It is our commitment to you to take care of everything so that the only thing you need to focus on is making as full a recovery as possible.
How to make a claim
For free advice, as to whether you could make a claim, without obligation, simply fill in the claim form on the right hand side of the page, or give us a call. We will be sure to answer any of your questions about whether or not you could be entitled to make a laser skin procedure compensation claim.
No win, no fee
At Scott Rees & Co, all of our solicitors work on a no win no fee basis, providing that you are open and honest with us and that you follow our instructions throughout the claims process. What that means is that if we are unsuccessful with your claim, you won’t have to pay us a penny, so if you have fallen victim to a cosmetic or plastic surgery procedure that has gone wrong, you have nothing to lose by giving us a call.