What You should Really Expect from the Specialist when having Laser Hair Removal Treatment
Laser hair removal treatment has become very popular; partly due because of its effectiveness in the long term compared to other treatments, and partly because it is relatively painless. Most procedures happen without a hitch and customers are generally satisfied.
However, that’s not always the case – more and more complaints pop up of damage being done during the procedure. It should come as no surprise; since 2010 the procedure known as IPL (Intense Pulse Lasers) has been deregulated, meaning any person can operate the equipment and any person can perform the procedure, regardless of his or her qualifications.
It pays to beware of the dangers. Here’s what you should really expect from the specialist when having laser hair removal treatment.
Find an experienced therapist
Hair removal by laser treatment is still considered surgery – you’re making permanent or semi-permanent changes to your body, so you need to be sure about your case, and ensure that you are under experienced guidance. Do some background research on the salon, treatment centre, and the therapist first before committing; you may found out some things that are not so desirable.
Have a consultation first
An experienced therapist should examine you first, and you should undergo some tests prior to treatment to decide which is best for you. No two patients are alike, and both you and your therapist should understand the level of risk involved.
Reveal your history
Be honest and ensure your technician understands your physical make-up, your habits, and your medical history. Explain which medications you might be taking, and why. List down any allergies you may have, and certain medicines which might affect you. This will help the technician minimise any side reactions you may have from the treatment.
The equipment should be safe
The laser should be set at a safe level. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with you insisting on listing down the details of the treatment. Ask about it.
What may happen
You may experience an uncomfortable sensation during and after treatment. That’s just part of it. However, they should only be short-term and you should recover quickly. Short-term effects are not a legal basis for claiming negligence; so bear with the symptoms for a few days.
However, if they persist, or if they are not part of the normal expectations, such as laser hair removal burns or blisters, then you may have the right to file a claim for damages. More serious injuries include burning, persistent irritation, skin damage, nerve damage, scarring, and other ailments which could have lasting effects – both physically and psychologically. If you feel you have been a victim of a laser treatment injury due to ignorance or neglect, consult your legal professional as soon as possible and state your claim.