Safety Risks of Laser Treatments
A trip to the dermatologist may seem harmless enough. Most people associate the dermatologist with simple, outpatient procedures to rid the skin of certain blemishes. But all dermatological procedures, whether they be cosmetic or treatment for a severe rash, can result in horrific outcomes if performed in an improper manner.
One of the most common types of procedures performed by modern dermatologists is laser treatment. Laser and related treatments are meant to:
- Minimize the appearance of scars-particularly those caused by serious cases of acne earlier in life
- Erase varicose and spider veins from the skin's surface
- Smooth the skin's surface when it is speckled with cellulite
- Firm the skin to produce a younger look
- Rid signs of aging such as sun spots
- Hair removal
Each of these treatments comes with a number of dangers. One potential issue is that they are often not performed by doctors themselves. There has been such a high demand for laser procedures recently that doctors have opted instead to hire assistants, who sometimes have minimal training or certification. When done improperly, laser treatments can harm the eyes, cause scarring on the skin and even inflict nerve damage.
Laser treatments are currently all the rage, but this does not mean that it is any less important that you seriously research each facility and physician from which you are considering treatment.
If you have been injured in any way during a laser treatment, contact the Wausau personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874 to discuss your legal rights and options