Laser Hair Surgery is a medical procedure that uses a concentrated beam of light (laser) to delay the growth of unwanted hair.
During the procedure for hair removal, a beam of light is applied to the area and is absorbed by the melanin (pigment) in the skin. This light energy is converted to heat and damages the hair follicles that produce hair. The effect is to inhibit or delay the future hair growth.
Although laser treatment effectively delays hair growth for long periods of time, it usually doesn’t result in permanent hair removal and multiple treatments or maintenance treatment may be needed. The risk of damage to skin is greater when there is less contrast between hair and skin colour.
Common risks associated with laser treatment include:
- Pigment Changes – the process may darken or lighten skin
- Changes in skin texture
- Graying of treated hair
- Excessive hair growth around treated areas
- Laser hair removal burn
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We are a specialist team of healthcare professionals, with over 25 years experience. From the very start of your laser hair removal claims process, we will work with you and guide you through each step. When face to face meetings need to take place, we can meet wherever and whenever is convenient for you.
The majority of our laser hair removal claims are dealt with by our firm on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that if we do not succeed in your claim, you will not have to pay anything.
If we can prove your case we will be able to recover damages for you as well as the cost of revision surgery if appropriate, loss of earnings and any other expenses you have incurred.
Frequently asked questions
How popular is laser hair removal?
The removal of hair is big business in the UK and 6% of women (2.2 million) have tried it.
Is laser hair removal a regulated practice?
The industry is unregulated and if machines are set at the wrong frequency or directed at areas for too long this can cause burns and leave patches where pigment has been scorched. The lack of regulation means that therapists do not have to have a licence to practice.
What is the correct process a practitioner should follow?
The correct practice is for customers to be offered a patch test first. Good notes should have been taken during the procedure and confirmation of the setting of the laser should have been noted. If your laser hair removal procedure has gone wrong and you have suffered injury or loss as a result you may be entitled to compensation.