Long-term Nerve Inflammation/Damage Resulted from Laser Hair Removal - New York, NY
I had an experience where just prior to my laser...
- 30 Jan 2013
I had an experience where just prior to my laser hair removal session an Esthitican aggressively rubbed my face for an extended period to remove makeup for the laser hair removal treatment. She proceeded immediately with the laser hair removal treatment and the following day I woke up to a swollen face and pain coming from all over my face. It has now been over 8 months and I still have some pain and have extreme sensitivities to any type of touch on my face, for example, if I apply a moisturizer, my whole face will ache and I will feel pain and slight burning.
I went to a Dermatologist and a Neurologist. The Neurologist diagnosed me with Trigeminal Neuralgia. I went for laser hair removal for years and never had any problem. This was the only occasion where the technician aggressively prepped my skin prior to the treatment and coincidentally this was the time I got very hurt.
What could be the possible correlation between the excessive rubbing of my skin, combined with the laser, to produce long-term pain and periodic swelling??
I sustained an injury due to an incompetent employee.