Fibroblast Treatment Gone Wrong but First of all What is Fibroblast Treatment?
Fibroblast is a non-invasive, non-surgical beauty treatment that uses plasma to tighten and lift the patient’s skin.
The treatment effectively burns the top layers of the skin and this is designed to reduce excess skin and improve the facial appearance notably crows feet, bags and wrinkles.
How does Fibroblast Treatment Work?
Fibroblast treatment uses a device that looks like a pen that emits an electrical charge to tiny areas of the skin.
The plasma end of the pen shouldn’t make direct contact with the skin but instead discharges an electrical current which is released just above the surface of the skin.
The electrical charge from the plasma pen creates micro-holes in the outer skin’s layer.
Read all about the theory of Fibroblast Treatment here.
What are the Side Effects associated with the Treatment?
It’s important that before you agree to undergo fibroblast treatment your health therapist provides you with realistic expectations and goals in terms of what the treatment is likely to achieve.
Whilst therapists claim that plasma fibroblast therapy can offer tangible results it’s unlikely that these will be as dramatic as a surgical procedure. However, if the treatment is carried out competently and correctly then practitioners say results are worthwhile.
It’s also worth noting that there are a number of recognised side effects which will last around 7-10 days and these can include:
- Skin lightening and skin darkening in treated areas
- Skin peeling and carbon crusting
The Body’s Healing Process
The carbon crusting will form on the skin following the treatment and therapists will advise you to refrain from touching these as this can lead to infections or scarring.
The skin will start to rejuvenate after about a week when the crusts will start to lift off revealing the new skin. It’s important that you strictly follow any aftercare recommendations that have been given to you by your technician.
Hopefully all the aftercare will have been fully explained to you and you will have been provided with detailed notes as a point of reference.
What can go wrong with Plasma Fibroblast Treatment?
Although Plasma Fibroblast treatment is non-invasive and considered to be low risk there are lots of things that can go wrong and sometimes seriously wrong with this type of treatment.
If the devices are not used in the correct manner then there are risks associated with plasma fibroblast treatment include:
- Puncturing of the skin with the plasma needle tip;
- Deep penetrating skin burns caused by overuse or prolonged use;
- Burns to the sensitive tissue in and around the eyes and the face;
- Complications arising from burns such as scarring and or infection;
- Altered pigmentation and scarring;
- Allergic Reactions.
It needs to be born in mind that the chances and severity of side effects increase with the number of sessions, their duration as well as the intensity of treatment.
The issue of Training, Proper Qualifications and Experience
Our experience of dealing with fibroblast treatment claims is that all too often injuries arise from the therapists lack of training and or experience.
In theory you’d like to think that your chosen beautician would possess all the necessary training and experience to carry out the treatment so you have no need to worry.
However we know first hand from dealing with these types of claims that avoidable errors happen which simply reflect a lack of adequate training and client care.
The beauty industry remains unregulated and you certainly cannot presume that the beautician has all the right qualifications or experience.
Furthermore the Beauty Salon may well not be insured if things do go wrong as they are not under a legal obligation to even have a valid policy of public liability insurance.
It follows that before undergoing any beauty treatment time is well spent carrying out your due diligance to establish your beautician is appropriately qualified, experienced and is also fully insured.
It goes without saying that if your beautician has not attended all the necessary training courses then they are not going to have a solid understanding about how to use the equipment and apply the techniques in a safe and appropriate manner.
What to do if your Plasma Fibroblast Treatment has gone wrong?
There is no underestimating the importance of doing all that you can to protect your position if you believe your beautician has caused you damage.
- First of all the main priority will be to ensure that you receive any necessary medical treatment straight away. This will involve you attending your GP, local walk in centre or your local hospital if matters are serious. The treatment you receive will hopefully minimise the risks of any long term damage or scarring.
- As soon as you realise that the results are not what you expected then you need to report your concerns at least in writing and ideally over the telephone or in person. Tell the manager about your complaint and ask for details of the public liability insurers so that you and your solicitor has this information for further down the line.
- If you are thinking in terms of bringing a claim then you will need to take photographs of your appearance at regular intervals so that you can create a time line showing the healing process. Without a series of good quality photographs taken throughout the post treatment period you may well undermine the potential value of your claim.
- It’s also a good idea to write down all the important details you can remember about the whole process with a view to creating a full and detailed chronology of what was said and done. You might also like to start a diary running through all your symptoms and any adverse psychological effects of the treatment upon you.
- Make sure you retain any client information and after care details provided by the salon together with the details of the beautician who carried out the treatment.
- Keep a full note of all the expenses and losses that you have incurred arising out of the failed treatment and remember to keep all supporting receipts in a safe place so they can be sent to your solicitor at the right time.
How can we help you with your Plasma Fibroblast Claim?
If your Fibroblast Treatment has gone wrong then do not worry but take action by reaching out to us.
- We have all the experience in this field to be able to quickly tell you whether your claim is likely to succeed. More often than not we will be able to provide an initial opinion based on your first call to us.
- Don’t worry about formalities when you contact us we are always very friendly and pleased to hear from prospective clients who need our help.
- Once we have arrived at a decision in relation to liability we will let you know our thoughts and provide you with our reasons.
- If we decide that your claim has reasonable prospects of success then we will be able to enter into a No Win No Fee Agreement with you. This means if for any reason things don’t turn out to plan it will not cost you anything.
- Hopefully though we will use all our years of beauty claims experience to win the argument and recover the compensation you deserve.
- You can rely on us to give you the best chances of success and you can be sure we will fight for you and your claim relentlessly.
No Win No Fee for your Plasma Fibroblast Claim?
We understand the real concern that many client’s have about the prospect of being landed with a large legal bill.
This is why we offer a genuine No Win No Fee Agreement to all our clients whose claims we accept.
This means that you can put any financial worries behind you and receive full backing when we enter into our No Win No Fee arrangement.
Please take a moment to have a look at how our No Win No Fee Agreement works.
We look forward to helping you with your claim.
Carter & Carter Solicitors
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