Laser hair removal compensation claims
Have you suffered painful side effects as a result of laser hair removal negligence? If so, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
Laser hair removal and IPL (intense pulsed light) hair removal are among the most common cosmetic procedures in the UK. Unfortunately, problems can occur during and after the surgery, many of which are caused by practitioners who are not qualified to carry out the treatment.
If your laser hair removal has gone wrong and you’ve been left suffering with an injury, the experts at Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors are here to help you claim the compensation you deserve. In our many years of representing patients who have received substandard care, we have recovered more than £4 million and counting for our clients.
We work on a no-win, no-fee basis and - as the first legal firm to specialise in fighting cosmetic surgery negligence - we will put you in the best possible position to succeed.
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How can laser hair removal go wrong?
Since the use of lasers was deregulated by the UK government in 2010, there has been a dramatic rise in laser hair removal claims as a result of injuries caused by the procedure.
These cases are particularly frequent against non-medically trained practitioners, such as beauty salons and clinics that offer these treatments. Staff in these establishments are not medically qualified, but still have a professional duty of care to perform the procedure without error or undue risk of harm to the patient.
Examples of common injuries when hair removal goes wrong include:
- Excessive swelling, redness and soreness post-treatment
- A burning sensation as the laser runs over the skin
- Laser burns on the skin after laser treatment
- Skin colour changes
Practitioners’ and clinics’ duty of care
Because of the risks associated with laser hair removal, clinics responsible for carrying out these procedures have a duty of care to ensure the safety and wellbeing of their patients. Accountability is of paramount importance, as botched hair removal can result in potentially long-lasting physical and psychological damage.
Professionals are therefore required to not only take all the necessary steps to avoid any adverse outcomes that can reasonably be prevented, but also for ensuring that patients are aware enough of any risks so that they are able to make an informed decision about the treatment.
Before undergoing any procedure, we advise patients to ask the following questions:
- What type of laser is being used?
- Why has this particular laser been chosen for my skin?
- Is there literature available that states the laser is appropriate for my skin colour?
- What are the risks involved?
- Have any adverse effects been experienced with other patients?
- How many treatments will be required?
If the practitioner is unable to answer these questions, it is likely that they have not fulfilled their duty of care. This means you may be eligible to make a laser hair removal compensation claim if something has gone wrong.
How can we help?
If you have been injured as a result of laser hair removal, or if you have not been informed of the risks associated with the procedure, you may be entitled to compensation for any financial burdens and emotional distress caused as a result, including the financial impact of being unable to work and the cost of follow-up or corrective treatment.
As the first legal practice established in England and Wales to be solely dedicated to supporting victims of cosmetic surgery negligence, we know exactly what it takes to bring a claim that has the best possible chance of winning.
This experience, coupled with our sensitive and respectful way of working, means that our clients benefit from a comprehensive, stress-free service that places their best interests at the centre of everything that happens.