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Acne Treatment Compensation Claims

Not satisfied with your acne treatment? If you have suffered physically or psychologically as a result of a negligent procedure to treat acne, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation.

Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors are well placed to help you succeed with your claim. That’s because we have unrivalled experience and expertise in this complicated area of the law. We were the first legal practice established in England and Wales focusing on cosmetic surgery negligence, and have recovered over £3 million of compensation for clients to date.

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About Acne Treatment

Acne is a skin condition that leads the development of pustules and spots, caused by the blockage of oil-producing glands in the skin, which then become infected and inflamed. It affects the areas of the body that produce the most oil, such as the face, shoulders, back and chest.

Acne and acne scarring can cause huge anxiety and stress, as well as a serious lack of confidence. While acne affects the vast majority of adolescents, it isn’t a condition that exclusively affects teenagers – it can continue well into adulthood, when it can result in deep wounds and scarring.

Help can often come in the form of creams and medication, but cosmetic acne treatments are also available to deal with scars.

The procedure

The most popular cosmetic treatment for acne uses lasers.

Laser treatment can be used to treat mild to moderate scarring by destroying the upper skin layers to take away the scar indents. This leads to a smoothing of the appearance and feel of the patient’s skin. treatment normally takes about 30 minutes.

There are two main types of laser treatment:

  1. Ablative laser treatment destroys the epidermis or top layer of the skin to expose the lower layers of skin tissue and encourage new skin growth to smooth down the acne scars.
  2. Non-ablative techniques encourage new growth without removing the top layer of your skin. They target the underlying dermis by heating up the skin to encourage new skin to grow. This stimulation of collagen growth helps repair some of the skin damage caused by the acne scarring. Non-ablative techniques aren’t considered as effective as ablative techniques but have a lower risk of side-effects and faster recovery time.

Examples of negligence

When a patient’s acne treatment is completed, any redness or bruising of the skin normally subsides within a few days. If your skin doesn’t settle or there is some other indication of your acne treatment going wrong, then you may be entitled to compensation.

The following symptoms may be a sign you have suffered from negligence:

  • Hyperpigmentation – the skin appears darker than normal or leaves a dark mark
  • Hypopigmentation –the skin appears lighter than normal
  • Inappropriate scarring after the acne treatment

Why Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors?

We have a 95% success rate on all cases we have pursued pursued after obtaining medical evidence and, as a result, we have recovered over £3 million of compensation for clients to date.

Our wide ranging 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 throughout the claims process.