A lot of people go through laser hair removal treatments because they seem to be a great way of permanently (or, at least, for a relatively long while) getting rid of unwanted hair growth in certain areas of the body. In a sense, it’s a great way to solve a problem because it is relatively painless and has a longer satisfaction period than other treatments such as waxing. Assuming, of course, that everything goes according to how it should go.
That’s where the problem lies. The procedure is not without risk, and unwanted consequences of the procedure are on the rise. This is partly due to the deregulation of the industry – since October 2010, most any person (even the most unqualified person) is legally able to perform such procedures, and this leads to a serious increase in risk of injury. Here is some top advice on laser hair removal and claiming for an injury you should know about.
There are some symptoms which are very common, and are not necessarily worrisome – however, it’s important that the technician or beautician informs you about these in advance. These common symptoms include:
- Slight tingling or burning sensations
- Some pain or discomfort
However, these symptoms should last only for a short while and should be temporary.
When things go wrong
When things go wrong, more serious effects can happen. Here are just some of them:
- Blistering and laser hair removal burns
- Discolouration of the skin
- Nerve or tissue damage
When these things occur, serious damage may have been done.
What should happen prior to the procedure
Your should receive all the information you need about the procedure as well as be given the option to back out if you feel uncomfortable – any failure of the technician or beautician to provide you with this could be considered a negligent or malicious act.
Laser hair removal claims
If you choose to make a claim, you will be asked to give as many details as possible – and you should have the support of qualified personnel in both the medical and legal profession to examine your case.
Because of the deregulation of the industry, it isn’t always easy to prove that the salon or clinic is legally liable – and it’s for this reason that, if you have sustained an injury, you should consult a legal professional immediately. Just because the industry is unregulated doesn’t mean the salon or clinic is not legally required to take every necessary care in ensuring your well-being, and if there has been negligence, you may be able to claim injury compensation. Most expert solicitors work on a No Win, No Fee basis, meaning you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
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