Anybody who visits a beauty salon for a treatment does so to improve some aspect of their features, whether it is younger-looking skin, better shaped eyebrows, removal of excess facial hair or a different hair colour. The last thing you expect are results to the contrary. Unfortunately, getting injured at a beauty salon due to negligence is not unheard of. Beauty salon treatment injuries can be caused by lack of attention, poor training or not taking the proper precautions.
Beauty treatment injuries can be very painful and in the worst case scenarios, they can disfigure a client for life, both physically and psychologically.
Consent For Beauty Treatments
Before you undergo any beauty procedure, it is the salons’ responsibility to advise you about any potential side effects the treatment may cause. The beauty salon should also keep you informed about the kind of products and equipment they will be using for the treatment.
If the beauty treatment involves the use of chemicals, the beautician must perform a patch test to determine if you are sensitive to any chemicals used.
Unfortunately, some beauty salons will simply ignore these formalities and this negligent behaviour can cause injuries. You should know if you have suffered a beauty treatment injury during or after a procedure due to negligence you have the right to claim compensation.
Types Of Beauty Salon Treatment Injuries
There are several different types of beauty treatment injuries that you can suffer from if the treatment goes awry. Here are a few of the more common beauty salon treatment injuries that people have experienced after a visit to the salon.
Burns Due To Chemical Peels
Chemical peels are used to slough off the superficial layers of the skin to give it a smoother appearance. This is a preferred treatment for those with acne scars. The beauty therapist may use a superficial, medium or deep chemical peel depending on the severity of the acne scars. Because of the likelihood of burn injury from wrongful treatment, chemical peels should only be applied by highly trained and experienced beauty therapists.
If the beauty therapist chooses the wrong treatment or if the procedure is carried out without the preliminary testing, you could suffer from severe burns due to wrongful treatment.
Bikini Line Injuries Due To Waxing
The skin along the bikini line is very delicate and sensitive. If hot wax or any other hair removal product is wrongfully applied, you could get painful burns, blisters, tearing of the skin, scarring and longstanding pain that persists beyond the usual healing period.
If you have suffered bikini line injuries, get in touch with our solicitors right away. You could get compensated for the pain and suffering that you have had to endure and the time you have had to take off from work to heal and recover.
Injuries Due To Laser Hair Removal
Many people undergo laser hair removal to get rid of unwanted body and facial hair without knowing the risk involved. If the therapist is not experienced and qualified to handle the laser, it can lead to grievous injuries. These may include skin burns, scarring, removal of too much hair, removal of hair from the wrong areas, infection, skin sensitivity, itching, and psychological issues due to the nature of the injury.
The technician carrying out the laser hair removal is responsible for making you aware of the possible risks while also ensuring that the procedure is carried out without putting you at risk. However, if the technician does not meet their responsibilities, it can be said that they were acting negligently and you may be legally entitled to beauty treatment compensation for your pain and suffering.
Burns Due To Hair Dyes
Going to the salon to get your hair dyed may seem like the safest thing in the world. This is one of the most common reasons why people visit a salon. At the salon, it is the beautician’s responsibility to take all precautions to ensure your comfort and safety. One of the pre-dye tests that are normally carried out is a sensitivity test to ensure that you are not allergic to the hair dye. Sensitivity to hair dyes can result in scalp burns, allergic reactions or hair loss.
Incorrect mixing of chemicals, not checking for sensitivity or leaving hair dye too long on the hair can lead also to injuries for which you could claim compensation.
Injuries Due To Semi-Permanent Makeup
Semi-permanent makeup is developed by placing coloured glycerine and minerals under the superficial layers of the skin. This colouring can remain under your skin for a period of five years, and it has the same risks as those involved while getting your skin tattooed.
One of the biggest risks of semi-permanent makeup application is an allergic reaction. This is especially true for skin that is delicate, like on the face or bikini area. It is necessary that the beauty therapist carry out a sensitivity test before applying semi-permanent makeup. If this is not done and the therapist does not follow the instructions of the manufacturer, it could damage your skin, resulting in an allergic reaction or severe burns.
In case you have sustained injuries due to semi-permanent makeup application, you must consider consulting with our personal injury solicitors to explore your rights and determine whether you can get compensated.
Injuries Due To Eyelash Extension Or Dyeing
Attaching eyelash extensions or dyeing eyelashes requires a steady hand. If the beauty technician is distracted or inexperienced, it can lead to an eye injury, such as bacterial infection, scratched cornea, or chemical burn to the eye. In some cases, the scarring can be permanent, requiring extensive remedial procedures that are quite costly.
You could get compensated for infections and injuries resulting from eyelash beauty treatments. It is best to consult an experienced solicitor by calling 0800 6524 881 so we can advise you on how to proceed further.
Signing A Beauty Salon Treatment Consent Form
Some beauty salon treatments and cosmetic procedures such as laser treatments, Botox and chemical peels are known to have certain risks associated with them. Before proceeding with these high-risk treatments, the beauty salon may ask you to sign a consent form absolving them of the responsibility should anything go wrong. This is not a binding agreement. Should something go wrong, even if you have signed the indemnity form, you should still consult with a solicitor about your rights.
Beauty Salon Treatment Compensation
If you’ve been to a beauty salon and suffered an injury during or after the beauty treatment because the salon has been negligent then you could be entitled to make a compensation claim against them.
You can speak confidentially with our legal team for free by calling 0800 6524 881 or by using the Call Back form below the page to have us call you at a better time. We’ll be able to give you the best advice on what your choices are, whether we think you have a good chance of making a successful claim, and how much compensation for a beauty treatment injury you might be able to get. If we feel there is no case for the salon to answer we’ll also be up front and tell you this right away, however if we feel you have a good claim we can explain to you exactly what we can do for you and answer any questions you might have.