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Many beauty salons across the UK offer an eyebrow waxing treatment. It is generally a very safe treatment and no injuries arise from it. However, some unfortunate people suffer painful blisters and burns whilst undergoing this treatment.

You may be entitled to claim compensation if you have experienced an allergic reaction or sustained an injury due to an eyebrow waxing appointment.

Our team of friendly solicitors are here to help. Call us today on 0800 808 9740 or get in touch with us online.

Types of eyebrow waxing injuries

There is a wide range of injuries that can result from eyebrow waxing, such as:

  • Swelling, burns or blistering
  • Tearing of the skin, bleeding or cuts
  • In-grown hairs or infections
  • Allergic reactions to the wax

Causes of eyebrow waxing injuries

Unclean or unsterilised equipment

Any type of beauty treatment should be carried out in a sterile environment to provide clean conditions for consumers. Infection can be spread by utensils or equipment that has been unsterilised. Those with sensitive skin or allergies are more likely to experience a reaction in this scenario. You may be entitled to claim for compensation if you have developed an infection as a result of an eyebrow wax.

Inadequate training leading to mistakes

All employees of the salon must be trained to a safe standard to ensure that all treatments are carried out correctly. Beauticians who are responsible for handling hot wax should have received appropriate training by the salon manager or provider. An injury is more likely to occur if staff haven’t been trained properly.

Allergic reactions

Waxing strips away the top layer of the skin which can lead to temporary histamine reactions occurring straight after the treatment has taken place. It is therefore advisable to avoid applying any makeup, cream or lotion that may irritate the skin and cause a reaction to worsen.

Sometimes more serious allergic reactions can occur. Cases of this can include symptoms such as hives, swelling, itching, inflammation or a rise in temperature. The salon should always check to see if a client has any allergies before applying wax to their skin.

If your beautician neglected to ask this important question before the eyebrow waxing procedure and you suffered a serious allergic reaction you may be entitled to make a claim against the salon.

Temperature of the wax

The wax should be heated so that it is able to remove hair effectively, but should not scold the skin when it is applied. The skin surrounding the eyebrows is very sensitive and is susceptible to burns, blisters and serious injury if the wax is too hot. You may be entitled to lodge a claim against the salon if they applied wax that was dangerously hot.

Steps to take if you suffer an eyebrow wax injury

If you have suffered an injury as a result of an eyebrow waxing procedure you should follow these steps carefully:

  • Seek medical attention first and foremost
  • Take photographs of your injuries to highlight their severity
  • Contact the beauty salon or beautician so that they have a record of the incident
  • If you decide to claim for compensation you should contact a specialist solicitor

How much compensation can you claim for an eyebrow burn?

The amount of compensation that you’re entitled to will vary widely and will depend on the particular circumstances of your injury. Your solicitor will take this into account and evaluate how the injury has affected your lifestyle generally. For example, you may be able to claim for loss of earnings if the injury has meant that you have taken time off work for recovery.

Claiming eyebrow wax burn compensation with first personal injury

At First Personal Injury we have a specialist team of personal injury lawyers who have a wide range of experience dealing with personal injury claims, including wax burns. We’ll guide you through the entire legal process from start to finish and ensure that you reap the results you deserve.

Call us for a no-obligation initial discussion on 0800 808 9740 today or contact us online via our website.

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