When Can laser hair removal Go Wrong?
Unfortunately, not everybody is a suitable candidate for laser hair removal. Various medical conditions and medications can increase the risks of complications following the treatment:
People, who suffer from Hirsutism (excess body hair) can often have an underlying medical condition, which may make the treatment ineffective. If a client suffers from hypertrophic or keloid formation, this may cause problems with the skin healing, resulting from any further damage caused by the laser.
People who suffer from skin complaints such as eczema or psoriasis, have sunburn or have had chemical peels, should also consult their GP and the practitioner before treatment commences. Clients with chronic herpes simplex viral infections should also consult their GP prior to considering treatment.
Some common drugs such as steroids, antibiotics and analgesics can interfere with treatment. In addition medications such as isotretinin can cause sensitivity to the skin and as such the medication must be stopped for at least 6 months prior to treatment. All medications must be disclosed to the practitioner before having the treatment.
Possible adverse effects of Laser Hair Removal
All patients must provide written consent before they undergo laser hair removal treatment. At which point the practitioner must explain to the patient all the risks and side effects of the treatment. By failing to discuss the risks with a potential client, the practitioner could be found negligent if the client suffers any adverse effects of the treatment.
There are a number of common side effects with laser hair removal treatments and they include: itching, redness, and swelling. These side effects rarely last more than a few days.
There are a number of more serious side effects such as; burns, scarring, changes in the skin texture and a change in the skin pigmentation. An infection in the area treated may also cause scarring.
These side effects may be the result of the practitioner negligently using the wrong setting or laser. If a client suffers an adverse permanent complication following laser hair treatment, which could have been prevented, the treatment may have been carried out negligently.
Making a Laser Hair Removal Claim
An undesirable outcome does not necessarily mean that the client has been treated negligently. There are however a number of indications that the client was not treated correctly and they are as follows:
- Whether the client was advised of all the risks and provided consent to the treatment.
- Whether the practitioner was fully licensed.
- Was the equipment in good working order?
- Did the practitioner carry out a patch test?
- Was the correct laser used, together with the appropriate settings and timings
How We Can Help
If you feel that you have been treated negligently then please contact us today for our expert advice. We will offer you free, qualified legal advice on making a laser hair removal compensation claim.
Our experienced team will guide you through the complex legal process, ensuring that you receive the best possible outcome to your laser hair removal compensation claim.
We offer a no charge confidential consultation, following which we will assess your claim.