Laser hair removal procedures are on the rise in the United States. They’ve become a routine cosmetic procedure and their demand is ever increasing across the country. However, it is important to note that since it is a very technical process involving heat, qualified personnel are pertinent. Despite that, one may end up with burns of varying degrees. In such a case, it is important to hire a burn injury lawyer to get you the compensation you deserve.
In cases where a client may end up with burns, it is most often a first-degree burn, which might be less severe, but it is definitely painful. Needless to say, a second-degree burn, in which the top layer of the skin is penetrated which may cause redness or blisters, is extremely painful, and lastly, a third- degree burn is the most severe kind and penetrates through all layers of the skin. Burns of any degree are painful, can scar the skin, and of course, leave mental trauma.
There are a few factors which put you at risk of burns during laser hair removal:
- As the demand is increasing, laser hair removal is being offered at competitive prices. This is leading to recruitment of inadequately trained professionals, which reduces the cost as well as meets the demand for more staff. As is predictable, this increases the chances of errors, hence, the number of injuries.
- Additionally, to meet the higher demand, a new and faster equipment called Intense Pulsed Light is being used for laser hair removal. This machine generates heats very fast and quickens the process of hair removal. At the same time, it also increases risk of burns. The professional has to very careful while using this equipment.
The above stated factors combined can very easily become a recipe for disaster by increasing the risk of burns.
To minimize the risk, it is always advisable to go to a well-known and reputed center for laser hair removal. You can read reviews online, call the center and ask them about their staff’s qualifications before you make an appointment.
Despite all efforts, if you get a burn injury of any degree due to someone’s negligence during the laser hair removal procedure, it is recommended that you hire a burn injury attorney. Based on the nature of negligence, your burn injury lawyer will help you file a claim for compensation. To have a strong claim in place, it is important that safely keep your medical expenses, photographic evidence of scars / blisters, confirmation of appointment, etc. Share these with your burn injury attorney for more so that they can build a strong case for you.
If you or someone you know has suffered burns due a laser hair removal procedure and you need the best burn injury lawyer, contact Siler & Ingber today. Call us on 1-877-529-4343 or complete our online form on this page to schedule a case evaluation with one of our experienced burn injury attorneys. Our consultation is free and we do not charge a fee unless we win your case.