There are many types of cosmetic, non-surgical procedures from which we can benefit today. These procedures are often well-regulated, but there are some procedures which are actually not under the proper regulation, especially in the UK. You may be surprised to learn, for instance, that laser hair removal treatment does not have the proper regulation – meaning it can be performed or carried out by almost anyone. There is no licence or registration required for it, and this has resulted in more injuries involving laser hair removal treatment today. If you have suffered a laser burn, skin scarring or damage, discolouration, skin sensitivity, or more due to laser hair removal treatment, here is how best to claim compensation.
First, the risks and side effects
Although laser hair removal is not an invasive procedure, it still has some risks associated with it. Certain side effects are quite common, including skin redness, skin inflammation, swelling of the roots or follicles, numbness, tingling, and so on. But these side effects are often temporary – they should go away in a few days.
There are, however, some conditions and injuries which can arise as a result of faulty equipment or improper training, and this includes laser burns, scarring, infections, skin discolouration, disfigurement, and so on.
If you have been injured
If you have been injured through laser hair removal treatment and you can prove that your injury has been caused by the negligence, ignorance, or carelessness of the technician or beautician, then you may be able to file a compensation claim. Even if your injury is minor, such as a small blister, you can still file a claim – especially if you have proof.
Even though there are no strict regulations regarding laser hair removal treatment, the technician still has some particular responsibilities. They should never, for instance, force you into making a decision if you still have questions about the procedure. The technician should also give you as much information as they can about the treatment, and they should not give you unrealistic or false expectations after the procedure as well. In addition to this, the technician should not perform the procedure with bad or low-quality equipment – the equipment should be well-maintained and clean. They should also perform a test on your skin and hair to determine the level or frequency of the beams, as well as their duration.
If you can show that the technician or beauty salon is at fault for not following procedure or for not giving you the right information, you can speak with a laser burn solicitor to find out what your options are. Solicitors can work on a No Win, No Fee arrangement, which means that their service will be free – they will only be paid a fee if you get your compensation.