Facial/Chemical Peel

What is a facial/chemical peel?
Facials can include a variety of treatments such as exfoliation, extractions, the application of facial masks and peels, massage techniques and the use of steam.  Facial masks tend to consist of minerals, vitamins and even fruit extracts.  Different masks are used to achieve different results, for example some are sued to penetrate the pores for cleansing properties whilst others are sued to minimise the appearance of scarring.  Some treatments may require a consultation before proceeding with the facial.

What is the procedure involved in having a facial/chemical peel?
Chemical peels involve applying a chemical solution which causes the dead skin to slough off and eventually peel off.

What are the risks?
Complications can arise when skin reacts to the oils or clays used in the mask.  Some medications can also react badly with the ingredients.  Some treatments also carry a risk if the skin was exposed to sunlight immediately after the treatment. 

Specific risks of having a facial/chemical peel include:

  • Severe inflammation
  • Scarring
  • Cardiac arrest (specifically with the use of strong chemical peels involving the use of phenols  can lead to cardiac arrest)

You may be able to make a claim if the treatment provider failed to give you proper advice at a prior consultation.  You may also be able to claim for compensation where the treatment provider failed to check any previous medical history which may put you at a higher risk of reaction.

How much compensation am I likely to receive?
If you have been injured or affected as a result of having a facial or chemical peel and are thinking of making a claim, fill in our online claims calculator to find out how much compensation you could receive.

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