Laser Hair Removal Negligence Claims

Navigating the Complex World of Laser Hair Removal Negligence Claims

Laser hair removal stands as a beacon of hope for many seeking liberation from the relentless cycle of shaving, waxing, and tweezing unwanted body hair. With the promise of semi-permanent, and in some cases, permanent results, it’s no wonder that this cosmetic procedure has surged in popularity. Beauty salons and clinics, recognising the growing demand, are increasingly offering laser hair removal services, often at enticingly discounted rates.

However, as with any procedure that alters the body, laser hair removal comes with its own set of risks and responsibilities. The intense laser light, designed to target and destroy hair follicles, demands a high degree of precision and care from the practitioner. The duty of care owed to the client is paramount, encompassing the obligation to fully inform them of all potential risks and side effects associated with the treatment.

Understanding the Side Effects

Common side effects of laser hair removal include redness, itching, and swelling in the treated area. These symptoms are generally short-lived and resolve on their own, with the severity and duration of healing varying from person to person. While clients may be willing to tolerate these temporary discomforts for the sake of long-term hair reduction, the situation becomes markedly more serious when negligence enters the equation.

Recognising Examples of Negligence

Negligence in the context of laser hair removal can manifest in several ways, including:

  • Utilisation of improperly sanitised instruments, posing a risk of infection.
  • Procedures performed by technicians lacking adequate experience or training.
  • Application of an incorrect laser type for the client’s specific skin type.
  • Use of excessively strong laser settings.
  • Failure to thoroughly review the client’s medical history for contraindications.
  • Treating an incorrect area, though rare, can have devastating effects.

The Consequences of Negligence

The repercussions of negligent laser hair removal procedures can be severe, ranging from infections and scarring to irreversible skin damage. Specific consequences may include:

  • Burns, blisters, and scarring, which can be particularly distressing when occurring in sensitive areas.
  • Hyperpigmentation or darkening of the skin.
  • Reduced muscle tone and uneven skin appearance.
  • Severe burns, blotchiness, and uneven skin tone.
  • Bleeding, scabbing, and bruising, especially in individuals with sensitive skin.

Steps to Take if You Suspect Negligence

If you believe you’ve been the victim of negligence following a laser hair removal procedure, it’s crucial to take immediate action:

  1. Document the affected area through photographs. This visual evidence is invaluable, especially if the symptoms change over time.
  2. Compile all correspondence and documentation related to the treatment, including communications with the clinic or salon.
  3. Seek expert advice to determine whether negligence has occurred and to explore your legal options.

Seeking Professional Advice

If you’ve experienced negative outcomes from a laser hair removal procedure and suspect negligence, it’s important to consult with professionals who can offer guidance tailored to your situation. The team at HOMS Assist is here to support you through this challenging time, providing confidential and sensitive advice to help you understand your rights and the steps you can take to seek redress.

Laser hair removal, when performed with the requisite care and expertise, can offer a safe and effective solution for unwanted hair. However, when negligence occurs, the consequences can be profoundly distressing. By educating yourself on the potential risks and understanding the importance of choosing reputable providers, you can help safeguard your health and wellbeing while pursuing your aesthetic goals.

Get in touch

Nationwide services with dedicated offices in


2-4 Ely Place, Dublin 2, D02 FR58


Bishopsgate, Henry Street, Limerick, V94 K5R6


1A South Mall, Cork, T12 PV44

Share this page



Wills, Probate and Trusts

HOMS Assist provide swift case resolution and a personalised service. Contact us for all private wealth cases such as Wills and Powers of Attorney.


Property Law Solicitors

HOMS Assist provide swift case resolution and personalised service in Dublin and Limerick. Contact us today to discuss property law matters.


Family Law Solicitors

We have 50+ years experience in family law cases including child custody, guardianship, divorce and domestic violence. Contact us for swift case progression.


No data was found

What we offer

We are an award winning, client-oriented law firm in Dublin, Limerick and Cork. Our solicitors provide comprehensive legal advice in an approachable and caring manner. Most of us will require a solicitor at some time in our lives. When the time comes that you do require legal support you will want to be sure that you are dealing with professionals who will work quickly and efficiently to help you. So whether you need help writing a Will, you have been in an accident, suffered an injury or illness that was not your fault, or you are looking at divorce options, we can offer clear guidance and representation to assist you in obtaining the optimum result.

Request a callback

Fill out the form below, and we will contact you shortly. Required fields are marked *

Sign up to our newsletter today

Scroll to Top