A MAN left with third degree burns after a botched state-of-the-art beauty treatment has warned others about the trend.
Abdir Addowshekh had laser hair removal at a London clinic but was left with horrific injuries to his face and neck.
The treatment, which which sees a powerful laser source used to heat and destroy hair follicles in the skin to disrupt hair growth, is becoming increasingly popular for Asian women, and also men trying to style beards.
The 35-year-old from London said that he felt as if his “face was on fire” for five days following the third and final treatment session.
He said: “There are a lot of badly trained technicians out there. My technician did not seem at all concerned when I told her I was experiencing pain mid-treatment.
“She didn’t seem to know what she was doing at all. She simply changed the settings several times which resulted in the burning.”
But due to personal circumstances, he felt he was forced to pay for the treatment in a salon offering low prices.
Now he stands to receive up to £17,000 in compensation.
James Ware, director at legalexpert.co.uk, said that it can be all too tempting to have procedure after procedure on different body parts following one good experience.
“If you’re considering laser hair removal be very careful where you choose to have it. Check out reviews for treatments online. Don’t be afraid to ask for a qualified technician to carry out the work. You may be going to a reputable company but you could get a junior doing your treatment.
“We’ve had claimants coming to us saying they feel suicidal due to the way they’ve been left scarred.”
Laser hair removal joins a host of high-risk factor treatments on offer across the nation’s beauty salons.
In the UK, laser hair removal costs between £40 and £400, depending on the area of skin and number of sessions included.
In a recent ITV News survey, lip filler errors made up almost 70% of all corrective work and 47% of procedures that led to complaints were carried out by beauticians.
UK law currently allows anyone – whether they’re a medical professional or a beautician – to administer injectable cosmetic products.