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Chemical Peel Compensation Claims

Chemical peels can help give a more youthful glow to the face by removing dead skin cells so that new cells can develop. Peels will typically remove any unwanted skin blemishes such as acne scars while creating a more even skin tone.

While chemical peels are usually performed without issue, accidents can happen – particularly if there has been negligent behaviour on the part of the professional performing the peel. If you have suffered an injury due to negligent behaviour on the part of the peel practitioner, you may be eligible to make a medical negligence claim through First Personal Injury.

You can call us on 0800 808 9740 or contact us online where we will assess your right to claim.

Types of Chemical Peels

While all chemical peels are performed by applying a chemical solution to your face, there are three different types of chemical peel that vary in the intensity of the peel and the length of the procedure.

Superficial Peels

  • Remove the top layer of skin cells
  • Peel procedure lasts for a few minutes
  • Regular treatment is needed to maintain the effects

Medium Peels

  • Removes the middle and top layers of skin cells
  • The skin may be brown or red for a few days post-peel
  • You will likely experience a burning sensation during the peel
  • Peel procedure lasts for a few minutes
  • Treatment is needed every 6 to 12 months to maintain the effects

Deep Peels

  • Affects deeper skin layers
  • Heart and blood pressure may be affected by the chemical used (phenol)
  • A local anaesthetic may be needed to numb any pain
  • Swelling can last for up to two weeks
  • Redness can remain for up to three months
  • Can lighten the skin permanently
  • Not normally repeated as the effects are long-lasting

If an injury occurs due to negligent behaviour during or after undergoing any of these chemical peels, you may be eligible to claim compensation.

When do Chemical Peel Procedures become Medical Negligence Claims?

If you believe that you have received poor medical advice or that a chemical peel procedure has resulted in injury, you may be entitled to medical negligence compensation.

Some possible risks/injuries that can occur due to chemical peels:

  • Heart, kidney or liver damage
  • Infections
  • Continuous rashes
  • Permanent scarring
  • Permanent darkening or lightening of the skin

As with other types of medical negligence compensation claims, it is possible to claim financial losses for any negligent treatment you have received. However, you could also be entitled to claim for a loss of earnings, the cost of the original surgery or the cost of any further surgeries that are necessary to correct the damage that has been done. To find out how much you could claim, you should contact a specialist cosmetic surgery solicitor who will be able to assess your case.

Claiming chemical peel compensation

If you have suffered an injury following a chemical peel, you may be entitled to receive compensation. First Personal Injury solicitors are available to assist you and help win any compensation that you deserve.

At First Personal Injury, we work with both families and individuals across England and Wales, leading them on their legal journey and helping them claim compensation after an accident or injury.

Contact our specialist team to begin the process, either by phone on 0800 808 9740 or through our online form.

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