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Compensation for Botched Spider Vein Removal
Mrs T was undergoing a series of IPL laser vein removal treatments, to reduce the appearance of spider veins on her face. Her first 2 laser sessions went fine, however, when she went for the third and final session, the technician who normally operated the laser during vein removal procedures was absent. Mrs T was assured that another operator was available, and the session therefore went ahead.
Immediately afterwards, Mrs T’s face looked red and felt sore. She was told that this was normal, temporary and would clear up within a few hours. However, the same evening Mrs T began to notice clusters of small red heat spots forming on her face. By the following day, despite having applied aloe vera gel, Mrs T’s face was blistered, and her skin was broken and weeping. She saw her GP, who prescribed antibiotics, and was ultimately forced to take 3 weeks off work, due to her profound embarrassment over her appearance.