What You should Know if You have Suffered an Injury Due to Laser Treatment

It’s becoming more and more common for people to seek hair removal treatment – and whilst there is nothing wrong with this, it should be noted that such procedures (especially laser hair removal treatments) are not without risk. As a matter of fact, the very properties of laser (Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation) that ensure the removal of hair can also pose a danger to your body. Yes, laser treatment may be effective, but history proves time and time again that accidents happen, usually due to ignorance, lack of training, or negligence in following proper procedure. If you have ever been a victim of the negative effects, it’s your right to take action. Here’s what you should know if you have suffered an injury due to laser treatment.

The risk of laser hair removal

Even with the best of intentions, things can still go wrong simply because of the inherent risks that are involved in laser treatment. Having said that, it should be made clear that most unwanted incidents and injuries happen due to lack of training of the technician, ignorance, or negligence of the handlers and operators in terms of tools or products used. Here are some of the most common injuries sustained:

  • Skin burns

  • Scarring

  • Sensitivity of the skin

  • Infection and/or itching

  • Excessive hair removal or hair removal in the wrong areas of the body

  • Psychological trauma and emotional turmoil due to physical injury

The technician’s responsibilities

The technician or beautician should always have the interest of the customer in mind – especially the health and well-being of the customer. The technician or beautician should always:

  • Inform you of any possible risk involved in the procedure

  • Use clean and quality tools, equipment, and products

  • Allow you to change your mind in case you doubt the effectiveness or outcome of the procedure

  • Provide support and advice for after the procedure

Hair removal injury claims

If you feel you have sustained an injury through no fault of your own, seek legal assistance immediately through a laser burn claim, a laser scarring claim, or other types of claims. It’s important to document injuries and follow proper legal procedure to claim what you deserve.

You have to understand that hair removal by laser is not a new technique – laser has been around for decades, and the technique is employed in several fields; the risks of lasers are very well documented and there is absolutely no excuse when things go wrong. If you have ever been a victim of laser hair removal treatments and have suffered negative consequences due to someone’s failure to adhere to proper protocol, you need to take action – for your own sake, as well as for those who may follow in your footsteps.

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