Did you experience burns from laser hair removal? Disfiguring injuries, severe burns in sensitive spots, and although rare, even death, are some of the risks of laser hair removal, especially when performed by people with little or no medical training.
Statistics on Burns from Laser Hair Removal
A recent study found that the procedure has become more popular and the percentage of lawsuits has soared from 36% to 79% over a three year period. In laser hair removal, pulses of light are used to remove unwanted hair and destroy hair follicles. Based on their licensing and training, operators have to make critical assessments of an individual’s skin type and how far apart to schedule appointments. Currently, only 26 states require on-site medical supervision for laser surgery. Before you sign up for laser hair removal, you should consider whether or not the facility is owned and operated by a physician and what the training is of the person who will be performing the procedure.