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Skin Damage And Other Eyebrow Waxing Injuries
Removing hair and shaping the eyebrows using hot wax is a delicate beauty treatment that requires considerable skill and dexterity on the part of a beauty therapist. The skin around the eyes is particularly tender and susceptible to damage, and the application of heated wax to such areas clearly has inherent risks. This means that the qualifications, skill and experience of the beauty therapist performing an eyebrow waxing treatment is a critical factor for potential clients to assess, not only in terms of having the procedure carried out successfully and achieving the desired results, but also in minimising the risk of an injury which may be highly visible and cause pain, discomfort and embarrassment for a prolonged period of time.
What Risks Are Involved With Eyebrow Waxing Procedures?
A burn from overheated or spilled eyebrow wax can cause ongoing pain and disfiguring damage to the skin around the eye, as well as blistering and swelling. For this reason, beauty therapists must make sure that the wax they use is heated to the correct temperature, and that the waxing strips are removed from the skin at the right time. They must also take extra care when handling hot waxing products, as even a small drip of wax onto a client’s skin can result in a burn injury. Furthermore, therapists must be extremely careful when removing the waxing strips from the skin, as if they are peeled off too forcefully, or against the grain (the opposite direction to which the hair naturally grows), the skin may be torn and start bleeding, resulting in unsightly skin damage and the potential for scarring.
Allergies, Hygiene And The Responsibilities Of Beauty Salons
There are a number of other risks involved with eyebrow waxing treatments, the most serious of which is the possibility of an allergic reaction to specific chemicals and other ingredients contained in different waxing products. To detect any sensitivity and the risk of an adverse reaction, beauty salons must carry out skin patch tests on new clients planning to undergo eyebrow waxing procedures 24-48 hours before an appointment is scheduled. This involves a small amount of the waxing product being applied to the skin, which is then monitored for signs of irritation. It is also critically important that beauty salons use equipment and instruments that are properly sterilised and maintain their premises in a suitably hygienic state, to minimise the risk of clients contracting skin infections. A thorough medical consultation with prospective clients should also be carried out to identify any health issues or use of medication which could affect the outcome of the treatment.
Solicitors Suing For Negligent Eyebrow Waxing Treatments
Skin damage and allergic reactions caused by eyebrow waxing treatments are one of the most common types of beauty treatment injury that lead to claims against beauty salons. Apart from the physical pain and harm, women who have been injured by eyebrow waxing treatments often find that the impact on their quality of life is the worst aspect, as disfiguring blemishes around the eyes can ruin holidays, special occasions and daily activities due to the embarrassment they cause. Our solicitors have many years of combined experience in handling cases of this kind on behalf of clients. Contact our beauty treatment solicitors team today for free, confidential and reliable legal advice if you have been injured by a negligent eyebrow waxing procedure.
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