Waxing is a popular form of semi-permanent hair removal which works by removing the hair from the root. The results of waxing can last for four to six weeks. It can be used on most areas of the body, including the eyebrows, bikini line, arms, legs, abdomen and back.
There are several different types of waxing, including strip wax, where pre-waxed strips or soft wax is applied to the skin and then ripped off against the direction of hair growth; and hard wax (good for sensitive skin), which is applied directly to the skin and hardens as it cools. This is then peeled off, taking the hair with it — no need for cloth or paper strips.
Have you suffered a waxing treatment injury?
Whilst most waxing treatments will leave customers feeling satisfied, as with any beauty treatment there is the potential for injury to occur. Waxing should always be carried out by a qualified beauty therapist. Even when the treatment is carried out successfully, many people experience irritation, red bumps, minor bleeding and ingrown hairs. If waxing is not carried out properly, it could lead to bruising or broken capillaries.
Here are a few examples of what could go wrong during a waxing session:
- Burns from hot wax causing blistering and swelling;
- Strips being removed too quickly or forcefully, leading to broke capillaries, bruising, ingrown hairs and infection;
- Infection from unsterilised equipment;
- Allergic reaction to the products;
- Wax spilt in the eye; or
- No patch test carried out or the therapist using a product you have told them you’re allergic to.
If you have been affected by any of the above, you may be able to claim compensation for the pain and suffering caused, as well as medical/travel expenses and loss of earnings.
How to claim compensation
If you think you could be eligible to claim compensation, it will need to be proved that negligence occurred. Contact Accident Advice Helpline and we will usually be able to tell you straight away whether you have a viable claim. We’ll gather evidence in support of your claim and work to get you the compensation you deserve. Keeping a record of your injuries, such as photographs, is helpful, and you should also retain receipts for any travel expenses or medical expenses incurred as a result of your injuries. All of our lawyers work on a 100% no win no fee basis, which means there are no upfront fees to pay. You can call us 24/7 for confidential, no-obligation advice or to get things moving with your claim.
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Date Published: July 12, 2014
Author: David Brown