When performed improperly, laser hair removal can cause injuries, severe burns, hypopigmentation, and scarring. In some rare cases, death can result.
Injury most often occurs when the wrong applicator is used, or excessive heat is applied to an area of skin.
In Florida, the law requires lasers to be used only by physicians, or by medical professionals such as nurses acting under the direct supervision of a physician. However, procedures are sometimes performed by non-physicians with minimal training and experience.
Patients with darker skin tones, tattoos, diabetes, or certain medical conditions are at increased risk of burns or scarring, even when the procedure is performed by a qualified physician.
What should I do after a laser hair removal injury?
Laser hair removal burns can cause a burning sensation within minutes of a procedure, and are often visible within hours.
If you believe that you have sustained an injury during your laser hair removal:
- Seek immediate medical attention.
- Photograph and document your injury, as well as the details of your treatment visit.
- Call us for a free case evaluation.
What sort of compensation can I seek for a laser hair removal injury?
If you’ve been injured as a result of a laser hair removal procedure, we can help you secure compensation for:
- pain and suffering
- loss of the capacity for the enjoyment of life
- hospitalization or other medical expenses
- loss of earnings
- aggravation of a pre-existing condition
We have secured substantial settlements for clients injured by laser hair removal. We only earn a fee if you win!
Contact us today for a free case evaluation.