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Laser treatment for cosmetic procedures – what if things go wrong?

It has become increasingly more commonplace for people of all ages to undergo voluntary treatments and procedures for a wide range of cosmetic reasons. Many such treatments now involve laser therapies, particularly with skin treatments for anti-aging. Other common conditions that can be treated by lasers include hair removal (where the laser damages the hair follicle, preventing regrowth); photorejuvenation (where the laser stimulates production of collagen, making the skin seem younger); skin layer removal (prompting a regrowth that is less saggy); thread veins; age spots; acnes scars and tattoo removal.

As with all medical treatments, it is important that you undertake some basic checks on your chosen practitioner before proceeding:

1. Make sure they are properly covered with professional indemnity insurance
2. Are they registered with the CQC (Care Quality Commission)?
3. Before undergoing the full procedure, ensure a patch test is done first
4. Consult your GP if you are in any doubt about the suitability of laser treatment for you
5. Cost – laser treatments aren’t permanent, and may need repeating many times

Whilst it is normal to be some swelling, redness and itching following treatment, should things go wrong you could end up with permanent skin damage, scarring and bacterial infections. If you have been unfortunate enough to suffer lasting damage following cosmetic laser treatment and are considering pursuing a claim for compensation, contact one of our friendly team for further advice on 0800 977 4852 or via email here.

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