What are the Clinician’s Responsibilities in Laser Hair Removal Treatment? Your Questions Answered
Laser treatment, specifically, treatment for the permanent or long-term removal of hair, has gained tremendous popularity in recent years. After all, it’s a relatively safe and effective treatment and has helped numerous people get rid of unwanted hair in an easy way. But the fact is that laser treatment is an under-regulated service, which means that basically anyone can do it – even individuals who lack specific training or skills. If you have been unlucky enough to experience side effects related to laser hair treatment, be it a burn, skin irritation, or even a scar, you may be eligible for compensation. But before going forward with your compensation claim, you should also know what the clinician’s responsibilities really are. Knowing this will help you seek the right type of compensation according to your needs.
What the clinician is responsible for
In many cases of laser hair removal injuries, it’s the clinician’s or beautician’s fault. Either they have been negligent in their duties or lack the right knowledge in regards to the proper operation of the laser technology or equipment. Here’s a more specific list of what you should expect from the clinician when it comes to laser treatment:
- First of all, the technician or beautician should let you know beforehand about the different risks related to the treatment. They should give you as much information as possible and be able to answer whatever questions or concerns you may have.
- Secondly, they should give you ample opportunity to decide whether or not you want to go ahead with the procedure, after finding out the risks. They should also give you an ample chance to change your mind.
- Thirdly, the clinician or beautician should provide you with a realistic and feasible idea of the results of the procedure if all goes well.
- Fourth, they should give you the appropriate advice on what to do once the procedure is finished – and this includes the proper advice on aftercare.
- Lastly, the clinician or beautician should always use the proper equipment and make sure that the equipment they are using is clean and working well.
If you feel that the clinician or beautician ‘pressured’ you into the procedure even whilst you still had questions or concerns, then they may be held liable if anything goes wrong. Additionally, the clinician or beautician should not pressure you into the procedure by giving you an aggressive discount. They should not hurry you in your decision-making process, and neither should they give you misleading information on the results of the laser treatment.
If you suffer from a laser burn injury, skin irritation or rash, or have incurred laser hair removal scars, you should get help and treatment and consult with an experienced solicitor regarding your options for compensation.