Recent national publicity around potentially dangerous breast implants may well just be the tip of the iceberg according to one firm of local solicitors. Recovery Assist Solicitors of Bury have continued to hear from members of the public who have fallen foul of plastic surgery and beauty treatments gone wrong. Despite the recession, people are still splashing out on beauty treatments but could be paying a high price in terms of the risk to their health.
Whilst there are a number of reputable salons and plastic surgeons out there, there remain the ones who may not have their client’s best interests at heart. Margaret Crausby, Partner at the Walmersley Road based law firm, has been taking calls on a daily basis from members of the public with concerns which have arisen from a number of different beauty treatments and plastic surgery procedures. Problematic beauty treatments can include waxing, manicures, semi-permanent make-up and eye-lash tinting. The problems do not however stop there. Margaret spoke of the problems surrounding your every day trip to the hairdressers, “We are finding that hair dying and perming can cause severe reactions in people, which is concerning considering the high number of people getting this done on a daily basis”.
Gone are the days when the beauty salon just provided beauty treatments. High street salons are now offering non-invasive cosmetic procedures such as Botox, fillers and various laser treatments. At present, there is little if any regulation in this industry which does not guarantee the quality of the treatment, or the experience and competence of the treatment provider.
Non-invasive cosmetic procedures are now so widely available on the high street that members of the public are being tempted by cut-price treatments from competing salons which is concerning considering their lack of regulation.
And it’s not just customers who may be putting themselves at risk. Margaret has also seen a number of people concerned about their exposure to harmful chemicals in the beauty industry. Nail technicians are being exposed to high volumes of the carcinogen formaldehyde. Margaret advises that “daily exposure to these harmful chemicals can lead to skin and respiratory disorders, meaning that not only are the customers at risk, but the workers are too”.
Recovery Assist LLP Solicitors advise that if you have any concerns following a cosmetic procedure contact Margaret or a member of the team to ask for free no obligation advice today on 0161 762 4949. The firm has both Male and Female solicitors who are able to handle any enquiry.
As a result of the increased demand for legal advice needed because of concerns of cosmetic surgery and beauty treatments, Recovery Assist are proud to announce that they will be launching their new Beauty Claims website soon to help you claim compensation for injuries and accidents at beauty salons and cosmetic clinics. Log onto www.beautyclaims.co.uk today.