If you or someone you know has suffered skin damage or injury due to chemical peel treatments, personal injury lawyers P R Scully can help you with chemical peel compensation claims.
Whether it is due to a desire to look younger or to correct sun-damaged or scarred skin, the number of people having chemical peels has rapidly risen in recent years.
Any cosmetic treatment carries a potential risk, and chemical peel claims are becoming more common too.
What are chemical peels?
Chemical peels are a cosmetic treatment that involve applying a chemical solution to the surface of your face or part of the face.
Also known as skin peels, chemical peels are non-surgical treatments used to improve and smooth the texture of facial skin.
They use a chemical solution that causes the dead skin cells on your face to peel off, imporving appearance.
The regenerated skin is usually smoother and tighter looking in appearance than the old skin following a chemical peel.
While chemical skin peels are generally safe when performed by a qualified professional, there are some risks and potential complications.
Did You Suffer Injury after a Chemical Peel?
At P R Scully, we are specialist cosmetic surgery lawyers who are skilled and experienced in claiming compensation for beauty treatments or cosmetic procedures that have gone wrong.
We can help you if you have a chemical peel claim.
Contact us today to find out more about making a chemical peel injury claim, which can include making a no win no fee claim in some circumstances.
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What Happens in a Face Peel Procedure?
Chemical peels are broadly defined by the depth of damage in the skin’s epidermis that they produce. They are categorised as superficial peels, medium peels, and deep peels.
Superficial peels do not usually require anaesthetic. Clients are expected to feel a burning sensation when the solution is applied to the top layer of the skin. Dead cells are removed by the peel, and following the treatment new skin cells are produced, leading to fresher-looking, glowing skin.
Deeper peels are used for the deeper layers of skin, to treat issues like acne scars, hyperpigmentation and wrinkles. They often require extensive local anaesthetic and sometimes a general anaesthetic. The peeling process begins with the application of an acetone or alcohol which is wiped over the area to be treated. The peeling solution is then applied for the appropriate time period and then halted by the application of a neutralizing solution. Bandages are then applied to the treated area and the customer is sent home with after care advice to help the recovery process.
Clients will normally sign a consent form which outlines the risks involved, and a patch test may be required to check for allergic reactions.
Chemical Peel Gone Wrong
A chemical peel gone wrong usually results in a number of issues.
Side effects of chemical face peels usually depend upon the depth of the peel.
They can include chemical peel burns, facial scarring, and even a psychological reaction to injuries. Here are some of the things that can go wrong.
- Burns and blistering: Chemical skin peels involve the use of acids that can potentially cause burns or blisters if not applied correctly. This is entirely different to the slight burning sensation and redness effects that you may feel when the chemical agent is applied.
- Hyperpigmentation: In some cases, a chemical peel can cause hyperpigmentation, which is a darkening of the skin. This can happen if the peel is too strong or if the client has a history of hyperpigmentation.
- Hypopigmentation: Hypopigmentation is the opposite of hyperpigmentation, and involves a lightening of the skin. This can happen if the peel is too strong or if the client has a history of hypopigmentation.
- Infection: Chemical peels can potentially cause infection symptoms if the skin is not properly prepared or if the client does not follow aftercare instructions.
- Scarring: In rare cases, chemical peels can cause scarring for a patient if the skin is not properly cared for after the procedure. Such scars among patients usually relate more to deep chemical peels than superficial peels.
Negligence in a Chemical Peel Compensation Claim
Permanent skin discolouration and permanent scarring are two of the most severe types of skin damage from poorly administered chemical peel procedures. Along with infection, they’re both more likely to occur as a result of a deep peel gone wrong.
It’s important to choose a qualified and experienced professional to perform a chemical skin peel and to follow all aftercare instructions carefully to reduce the risk of complications.
Clients should also inform their practitioner of any medical conditions or medications they are taking, as this may affect their suitability for the procedure.
If you have had complications after a skin peel that may put the company or practitioner at fault for negligence then you may be entitled to claim compensation.
Contact us via our website or ring us on 0161 768 3175.
Can I Claim Compensation For A Chemical Peel Gone Wrong?
At P R Scully, we are specialist personal injury solicitors with years of experience dealing with successful compensation claims, including beauty procedure compensation and chemical peel injury claims. We know the regulations for the cosmetic procedure industry and are experts at collecting evidence relating to personal injury claims.
You can rest assured that your chemical peel claim is in the hands of the best legal professionals. We will guide you through the chemical peel claims process and advise you on the chances of success and options for paying for your personal injury claim.
How Will I Pay for My Chemical Peel Injury Claim?
Because we understand that our clients may not be able to pay for legal costs for personal injury claims up front, we usually give our clients the option of a conditional fee or working on a no win no fee basis.
Chemical Peel Compensation Claims: ‘No Win No Fee Basis’
‘No win no fee’ means that we will do all the necessary work on chemical peel compensation claims and will only be paid if the case is successful. Sometimes, that means that we will do a lot of work as we gather evidence for chemical peel claims, but do not end up being paid.
If we do win the chemical peel claim but cannot recover all our fees, we ask clients to pay for some of our fees from their compensation from the chemical peel claim. Some firms call this a success fee. We always agree to limit any charges to our clients to a maximum of 25% of their injury compensation.
How Much Compensation Can I Claim For Damaged Skin?
The amount that you can claim chemical peel compensation for will vary depending on the type of injury, the cause, and how much the injury or accident has impacted your life, and in particular the financial losses caused.
We are specialist solicitors in injury compensation, including cosmetic procedures and chemical peel injury claims.
We can advise you on whether your injury compensation claim for chemical peel injury is worth pursuing, and how much compensation you could receive. Once we have more information about the nature of your injuries or skin damage claim. Sometimes we may need to know more about your medical notes, for example in chemical peel claims related to burns, hypopigmentation, allergic reactions and infection.
Chemical Peel Claim: The Next Step
Contact us to take the next step in your compensation claim for skin damage and beauty treatment injury. Working with personal injury solicitors like P R Scully, you’ll be able to put your unfortunate experience behind you.
We can explain more about chemical peel injury claims, and outline the options for paying for compensation claims. We offer ‘no win no fee’ agreements where clients find it helpful. No win no fee means that the personal injury solicitors take on the financial risk if compensation claims turn out to be unsuccessful.
Chemical Peel Compensation Claims: Contact us
At P R Scully have a deep understanding of the claims process and have a proven track record of successfully pursuing and winning chemical peel compensation claims and compensation for a cosmetic procedure that’s gone wrong. You can trust your personal injury claim to the experienced solicitors at P R Scully.
P R Scully & Co Solicitors Limited
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