A trip to the spa or beauty salon should be a positive experience. But unfortunately for some people it can end in disaster. Thanks to the fact that salons and beauty parlours are largely unregulated, there is a big possibility of injury due to a beauty treatment or hair treatment.
If you suffer an injury caused by a beauty treatment that is incorrectly administered or negligently carried out, you are legally entitled to make a claim for compensation. Find out more about the most common types of injury you could experience in the spa or salon, and what you can do to make a legal claim.
- Hot Wax Injuries
Waxing has long been a popular treatment for getting rid of unwanted body hair and it usually gets done without any problems. But sometimes the wax, which is often applied to sensitive body parts, is too hot, or it is applied without due care and attention. Burns and scalds can occur, and hot wax injuries can lead to permanent scarring. It is important that waxing is only done by qualified professionals.
- Facial Injuries
Facial treatments are among the most common treatments carried out in spas and salons. There are a variety of injury types that affect the face, and these may occur during microdermabrasion procedures, piercing, acupuncture, tooth whitening, and more. One of the most common problems is an allergic reaction to a product. But you could also be affected by cuts, burns, or bruising. When an injury is sustained to the face it can be highly distressing, and may result in life-changing scarring.
- Body Injuries
Injuries are not limited to the face. Procedures such as tanning, derma fillers, piercings, cellulite treatment, and more affect the body and could result in infections, burns, allergic reactions, and scarring.
- Laser Treatment Injuries
Laser treatments for hair removal and treating skin problems can cause burns and infections if the lasers are not used correctly or the equipment is faulty. It is very important that a laser treatment is carried out by someone fully trained.
If you have sustained an injury following a beauty treatment that was not carried out with reasonable care and attention, and the injury was a result of negligence, you can claim compensation, says JoanneDuPlessis.com. You may be able to make a claim when the injury occurred due to faulty or ill-maintained equipment, errors made by the therapist, or appliances that have not been tested for safety.
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