The Botched Laser Hair Removal Proves It's a Treatment You Should Take Seriously

The Botched Laser Hair Removal Proves It’s a Treatment You Should Take Seriously.
Wow it has certainly been a month of reports of under qualified beauty technicians causing extreme harm and even death in the industry!  Here at Laser Hair Removal At The Bay & On Unley we get upset hearing about these horror stories as they could have been easily avoided!
We only employ nurses at Laser Hair Removal At The Bay & On Unley and we undergo continuous training and re examination of clients notes to make sure we give optimum service to you.  It is incredibly important that clients understand that we take their safety seriously and that is why we do not participate in cheap fast solutions, we make sure our staff are qualified medical nurses and that they understand your skin and how it should react to medical lasers.
Below is an article by Brittany Burhop Fallon, Senior Editor | August 17th 2017|The Beauty Authority –NewBeauty and she reports on not only the horrible burning of a young lady by a laser technician but also the lack of acknowledgement and care of the salon she went to.
Brittany Burhop Fallon, Senior Editor | August 17th 2017|The Beauty Authority –NewBeauty
Laser hair removal is becoming more and more commonplace as many celebrities endorse the treatment and the American culture further plugs the idea that women who are hairless in all the right places are more beautiful.  However, although it might not sound like one of the more “serious” treatments on the menu  and you probably see dozens of discounted offers for it on flash sale sites, the below incident is a reminder that it’s more powerful than you think.
A Moscow woman, Anastasia Serdobintseva, claims to have suffered severe burns  on her legs after undergoing IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) laser hair removal at a local beauty salon she had visited once before for a manicure.  Using a discount voucher for the treatment that she found online, Serdobintseva says she felt discomfort during the session, which uses light therapy to emit wavelengths into the skin that kill the cells that grow hair, and asked the technician to stop.  She claims the technician blamed the pain on her “sensitive skin” rather than what was really happening: the laser was “slowly burning” her skin.
However, the pain continued, and when she got home, she noticed painful patches of discoloured skin begin to appear on her legs.  She called for an ambulance and was taken to hospital where she was  treated for her first and second degree burns and told her legs will take up to six months to heal.  
“I’ve been walking in the dressing and in the bandages,” Serdobintseva wrote on Facebook in a post “For the next six months, I can’t wear short skirts/pants, because I can’t let the burned skin be exposed to the sun... Unfortunately, I don’t have a refund, no contact and the salon is denying everything.  I don’t know what’s going to happen, but I know that I’m not gonna recommend this salon even to my worst enemy... Be careful!” (Note: The salon and technician have not been named, but report have said that Serdobintseva has filed a lawsuit against the salon and the technician.)
“Laser hair removal is now seen as a commodity that can be easily performed in medi-spas without properly trained physicians or providers who understand light and laser therapy, and unfortunately, complications like this patient had to suffer through!” says New York  dermatologist Melissa Kanchanapoomi Levin, MD.  “These treatments are not without risks, and if the procedure are performed improperly, they can cause horrible and disfiguring burns and scars.  In fact, as a dermatologist, I see complications from laser hair removal pretty commonly, which is scary.  Additionally, the percentage of lawsuits in laser surgery increases from 36 percent in 2008 to 78 percent in 2011, with laser hair removal being the most commonly performed  procedure in the lawsuit.”
Dr. Levin also stresses that as a board-certified dermatologist, she cautions people from undergoing laser hair removal and IPL in places like medical spas that offer the treatment without a licensed medical person on-site but also understand any potential risks and complications, and how to treat those complications.  If not they may fail to realise that the person has a rash or a tan that can complicate  the procedure.  It’s important to ask if there is a physician on-site before the procedure is performed, as well as what licensing and training the operator has and whether your skin type is safe for the procedure.”