Essential Facts on Laser Hair Removal Treatments – and How to Claim Injury Compensation

The beauty industry is growing, and more and more people are taking the opportunity to improve their physical appeal or get pampered for a while. Whilst there is nothing wrong with enjoying the process of improving your personal aesthetics or rewarding yourself for some hard work, there is an unfortunate downside – since the beauty industry is not regulated enough, the rise in demand for beauty treatment also means a rise in incidents when things don’t go according to plan; and this includes accidents with laser treatments. If you have been a victim, you should never stay silent. Here are the essential facts on laser hair removal treatments – and how to claim injury compensation.

The duty of the provider

Whilst the employment of laser technology is common, there are certain very important precautions that should be taken at all times. Here are some of the things that your provider (technician or beautician) should do – if there is a failure to do so, they may be liable:

  • Your beautician should always inform you of all and any risk that is involved in the treatment

  • You should be given the opportunity to change your mind regarding the procedure

  • Clean equipment should be used at all times

  • You should receive a realistic picture of what the results of the procedure may be

  • You should receive advice on how to proceed after the procedure (including in case of problems or a negative outcome).

Common injuries

Common injuries of procedures involving laser include:

  • Burns

  • Scarring

  • Skin irritation

  • Allergies

  • Tenderness of the skin

  • Severe sensitivity of the skin

A checklist

Your beautician should never:

  • Offer you a big discount for you to continue with the procedure, or apply any pressure on you at all in case you are in doubt

  • Rush you into making a decision

  • Use poor quality equipment

  • Mislead you when it comes to the expected results.

If you feel things are not the way they should be – if you feel that one of the above points have been neglected or that a certain action has been taken that should never have occurred, you may have the right to a laser burn claim or other injury claim due to laser treatment. There are plenty of professionals out there who are willing to help you claim what is rightfully yours on a no-win, no-fee basis, and you would be amiss not to take advantage of those opportunities. Not only could it benefit you and your loved ones tremendously, it may also help regulate the industry to such degree that future unwanted incidents won’t occur. In a way, it’s your duty to seek compensation. The accidents due to ignorance or lack of training happen too often, after all.

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