Laser hair removals are common in the United States. Data suggests that there are more than 445000 laser hair removal procedures done each year across the country. Moreover, an average American spends about $287 on it.
What is laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is a non-invasive technique that uses highly concentrated light (heat) to penetrate hair follicles which restricts hair growth in the future.
What are the risks involved in laser hair removal?
Since the technology uses heat, it exposes people to the risk of injuries. One of the most common risks involved in a laser hair removal procedure is burns of varying degrees. Most often, a laser hair removal procedure may cause first-degree burns that scar the affected area. In case of a second-degree burn, the top layer of the skin is penetrated which may cause redness or blisters. A third-degree burn is the most severe kind and penetrates through all layers of the skin. But burns of any degree are painful, can leave scars, and even mentally traumatize the victim.
What puts you at risk during a laser removal procedure?
With the market exploding with demand for laser hair removal in recent years, salons, spas, and spaces are cropping up in every nook and corner of New York to offer laser hair removal at competitive prices. Hence, with increased demand and rush, one of the biggest causes of injury is the lack of a trained professional. Often, people who are not adequately trained or experienced undertake laser hair removal procedures which increase the risk of errors and resultant injuries/burns.
What should you do before going for the procedure?
Make sure that you go to a reputed center for laser hair removal. Talk to people who have availed these services, check out customer reviews online, and don’t hesitate to ask about the personnel’s qualifications and experience who is supposed to do the procedure for you.
What should you do if you suffer a burn injury during the procedure?
In a scenario where you end up with 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 compensation claim. To have a strong claim in place, you must document all your injuries (medical expenses, photographic evidence of scars/blisters) and other important evidence (confirmation of appointment). Consult with your burn injury attorney for more relevant evidence and documentation to strengthen a claim of this nature.
If you or someone you know has suffered burns due to 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.