Unfortunately you can leave a beauty clinic looking and feeling a lot worse than when you went in. In the case of treatments like laser hair removal, the risks involved in the procedure make it possible you will suffer burns, scars, or other skin problems. What do you do if you have a bad experience at the salon and get left with burnt skin or a painful skin condition? Find out with the answers to these common laser hair removal burns questions.
1. Will a Skin Patch Test Prevent Burns?
While a patch test of the skin will not always prevent burns or other injuries taking place, it should be carried out before every procedure. This is because everyone’s skin is different, and will react differently to different lasers. There should be adequate attempt to check that the power settings for the laser are correct for your type of skin.
2. How Do I Know If I Have Been Burned?
It can be difficult to tell the extent of any injury, or even if one has occurred, because laser hair removal treatment does make the skin feel hot and look red even in normal circumstances. But the redness and the feeling of heat should disappear relatively quickly as soon as the laser is switched off. You should not feel any lingering pain. On the other hand, if the area is extremely hot and it doesn’t get better, tell your therapist. If it is too hot they have the opportunity to change the settings to avoid injury. If after the treatment you can see your skin is burned, discuss this with the therapist and the clinic. It is important to get correct aftercare advices so you can minimise the chances of scarring and ensure that the pain goes away.
3. What Should I Do If I Get a Burn?
If you are struggling with pain and you have experienced a burn to the skin after laser hair removal treatment, go to a medical facility and have it assessed, whether this is the accident and emergency unit or your own doctor. In many cases laser hair removal scars can be prevented when the burn is treated in a timely manner. Next, assess the impact of the injury and get back in touch with the salon. Based on how severe your injury is, and whether it has caused lasting damage, you may be interested in claiming compensation, particularly if the salon does not accept responsibility. Get in touch with a specialist beauty claims solicitor to find out more.
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