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Surgery Process Guide to Laser Skin Resurfacing

Negligent Laser Resurfacing Causing Increased Compensation Claims

Laser skin resurfacing is a cosmetic surgery technique that removes the outer layers of face skin using a laser thereby encouraging new skin to grow. A commonplace cosmetic treatment for wrinkles, skin discolouration and scars, laser resurfacing involves using an intense beam of light radiation to deliver energy to a patient’s skin and if successful produce a more youthful seeming facial appearance.

In most cases, laser resurfacing treatments done in the UK don’t present any complications after treatment but recently there have been more cases where laser resurfacing has gone wrong. If a bad laser resurfacing procedure is a consequence of negligent cosmetic surgery, a successful laser resurfacing claim for compensation can be made on your behalf.

Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors is the first law firm in England and Wales dedicated to victims of negligent cosmetic surgery. Call us today on 0800 634 0285 or request a call back from one of our dedicated Cosmetic Claims team to start your claim for financial compensation.

Laser Resurfacing Still Popular in the UK

Laser skin resurfacing treatments are still very popular in the UK despite other skin procedures like dermal fillers gaining in popularity over the past few years. You can read more about dermal filler procedures here. Despite this continued popularity of laser resurfacing, the number of laser resurfacing claims has continued to rise. If you’ve recently had a laser resurfacing treatment that you’re dissatisfied with, you could receive substantial financial compensation.

Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors are a dedicated cosmetic surgery law firm experienced in dealing with laser skin resurfacing claims. Having a success rate of over 95% of all cosmetic surgery claims cases pursued after obtaining medical evidence, we know exactly what can go wrong with negligent laser resurfacing. That is why Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors have successfully recovered over £2.5 million in cosmetic surgery compensation for the victims of cosmetic surgery negligence.

Speak to Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors on 0800 634 0285 or request a call back today from our expert legal team to find out the next steps in starting a laser resurfacing claim for compensation.

The Laser Resurfacing Procedure

There are two main types of laser resurfacing:

Ablative Laser Skin Resurfacing

It destroys the epidermis or top layer of the skin to expose the lower layers of skin tissue and encourage new skin growth. The two most common types of resurfacing lasers used in ablative laser resurfacing are carbon dioxide (CO2) and Erbium. A CO2 laser is often used to treat wrinkles, scars and warts amongst other skin conditions. CO2 laser resurfacing is generally considered to be the most long-term of the types of laser resurfacing. An Erbium laser is used to remove lines and wrinkles on the face, hands, neck and chest and generally causes fewer side effects than CO2 lasers because it is less intrusive.

Ablative laser resurfacing is normally performed under local anaesthetic and the patient does not require an overnight stay. The laser resurfacing procedure lasts between 30 minutes and a few hours, depending on the size of the area being treated and the type of laser used by the surgeon. Before treatment begins, the patient’s face is cleaned and then the cosmetic surgeon passes a laser beam over the treatment area. After the laser skin treatment, the patient’s face is covered with an ointment.Non-ablative techniques encourage new growth without removing the top layer of your skin but target the underlying dermis by heating up the skin to encourage new skin to grow by stimulating collagen growth. Non-ablative techniques aren’t considered as effective as ablative techniques but have a lower risk of side-effects and faster recovery time.Non-ablative techniques encourage new growth without removing the top layer of your skin but target the underlying dermis by heating up the skin to encourage new skin to grow by stimulating collagen growth. Non-ablative techniques aren’t considered as effective as ablative techniques but have a lower risk of side-effects and faster recovery time.

Non-ablative Laser Skin Resurfacing

This technique encourages new growth without removing the top layer of your skin but targets the underlying dermis by heating up the skin to encourage new skin to grow by stimulating collagen growth. Non-ablative techniques aren’t considered as effective as ablative techniques but have a lower risk of side-effects and faster recovery time.

Whichever type of laser resurfacing treatment you’ve had, Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors are now seeing a rising number of cases where a negligent laser skin resurfacing treatment has left a patient in pain.

We understand what to look for when it comes to laser resurfacing negligence so read below for more information on how you can make a claim with Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors.

Claim for Laser Resurfacing Negligence with Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors

Michael Saul, Head of Cosmetic Claims, and his expert team at Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors provide the victims of cosmetic surgery gone wrong with expert legal guidance on a No Win No Fee basis. Talk to Michael today if you have suffered a negligent laser resurfacing and follow these four steps to make your claim for compensation:

  1. Call our experienced laser resurfacing claims team on 0800 634 0285
  2. Let us call you back at a time that suits your schedule
  3. Explain to us how your laser resurfacing went wrong and let our dedicated legal team provide you with your options
  4. Our expert plastic surgery negligence solicitors will do the rest

Has Your Laser Skin Resurfacing Gone Wrong?

Complete healing after a laser skin resurfacing treatment can take up to four months particularly if a CO2 laser resurfacing has been undergone. However, if you’re not satisfied with your laser resurfacing, then there are some indicators that confirm that you may have suffered a bad laser resurfacing procedure. The following symptoms can point to laser resurfacing negligence:

  • Permanent burns
  • Permanent changes to skin pigment
  • Inappropriate scarring
  • Excessive scarring

If you’ve experienced any of these symptoms of a laser skin resurfacing gone wrong or any other problems relating to a bad laser resurfacing treatment, then call Cosmetic Solicitors on 0800 634 0285 and start a claim for financial compensation.

Speak to Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors Today

Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors are the leading UK law firm in the field of cosmetic surgery negligence and we have helped many victims of negligent cosmetic surgery.

We understand the distress caused by a laser skin resurfacing gone wrong.

Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors can answer any questions you may have about the laser resurfacing claims process and we can identify the impact caused by the negligence of the laser skin resurfacing procedure that you’ve undergone.

Talk to us today on 0800 634 0285 or request a call back from Michael Saul or one of the Plastic Surgery Claims team and start your claim for financial compensation now.

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