Graduate, 22, scarred for life by laser hair removal treatment caused second degree burns on her leg

Myah Jagjivan, 22, had to go to hospital after her leg started blistering and ‘ballooning’ following the treatment which caused second degree burns

Graduate, 22, is left scarred for life after laser hair removal treatment caused second degree burns on her leg

  • Myah Jagjivan, 22, was ‘regular customer’ at Taylor Taylor Nails & Beauty salon
  • Salon owner Carmen Singleton ‘told her about laser hair removal’ treatment
  • But after having a patch test her leg started blistering and ‘ballooning’
  • Claims she missed a month of final year at Sheffield Hallam university and suffered from low moods

A graduate has been scarred for life after a laser hair removal patch test left her with second degree burns.

Myah Jagjivan, 22, had to go to hospital after her leg started blistering and ‘ballooning’ following the treatment.

And the ‘excruciatingly painful’ procedure has left her with eight thick marks on her right leg.

She claims she missed a month of her final year of university, suffered from low moods and now rarely wears dresses.

Myah Jagjivan, 22, had to go to hospital after her leg started blistering and ‘ballooning’ following the treatment which caused second degree burns

Myah Jagjivan, 22, had to go to hospital after her leg started blistering and ‘ballooning’ following the treatment which caused second degree burns

Miss Jagjivan said she had been a regular customer at Taylor Taylor Nails & Beauty in Sheffield and knew salon owner Carmen Singleton ‘well’.

‘She told me about laser hair removal which she was offering in a bundle – five sessions for £500,’ she said. The Sheffield Hallam graduate booked in for a patch test, but quickly suspected that something was wrong.

‘You’re meant to feel a prick but it burnt and I jumped out of my skin with pain,’ she said. ‘It almost felt like I’d had a heart attack. I asked if it was a normal temperature and she said I must be sensitive. She continued to punch the marks right up my legs like a staple gun.’

Laser hair removal uses a concentrated beam of light that damages the hair follicle, inhibiting future hair growth.

‘You’re meant to feel a prick but it burnt and I jumped out of my skin with pain,’ she said. ‘It almost felt like I’d had a heart attack. I asked if it was a normal temperature and she said I must be sensitive. She continued to punch the marks right up my legs like a staple gun,’ she said

‘You’re meant to feel a prick but it burnt and I jumped out of my skin with pain,’ she said. ‘It almost felt like I’d had a heart attack. I asked if it was a normal temperature and she said I must be sensitive. She continued to punch the marks right up my legs like a staple gun,’ she said

‘I went straight to A&E and they told me I had a second degree burn and dressed it. My whole leg was ballooning. The pain was excruciating, it was so painful'

‘I went straight to A&E and they told me I had a second degree burn and dressed it. My whole leg was ballooning. The pain was excruciating, it was so painful’

When Miss Jagjivan got home, she said, blisters began developing on her leg.

‘I went straight to A&E and they told me I had a second degree burn and dressed it. My whole leg was ballooning. The pain was excruciating, it was so painful. I was only 21 and I just wanted my mum,’ she said.

Miss Jagjivan said Miss Singleton said she was ‘so sorry’, ‘felt terrible’ and asked if there was anything she could do to help.

But she claimed the burn became so severe it turned black and the fluid had to be drained.

Miss Jagjivan says she wants people to be aware of the risks of treatments such as laser hair removal

Miss Jagjivan says she wants people to be aware of the risks of treatments such as laser hair removal

‘The industry needs to be more regulated,’ she said. ‘The current system is not efficient enough’

‘The industry needs to be more regulated,’ she said. ‘The current system is not efficient enough’

‘Prior to this I was an outgoing fun character who loved going out in tiny dresses, however I have been stripped of this privilege,’ she said.

Miss Jagjivan says she wants people to be aware of the risks of treatments such as laser hair removal. Under current legislation, people who use lasers for cosmetic purposes do not have to register with health regulator the Care Quality Commission.

‘The industry needs to be more regulated,’ she said. ‘The current system is not efficient enough.’

Miss Singleton has since moved to a different salon. She could not be reached for comment.

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