The beauty salon can be a dangerous place. While most people undergo a beauty treatment with no particular problems, sometimes a treatment is accompanied by serious side effects that cause health problems, hair damage, psychological problems, injury, and lasting skin damage. In many cases, a beauty treatment injury is the cause for compensation. If an injury has been sustained and it was the result of the therapist or salon’s negligence, the injured person can claim compensation. Here are some of the most common reasons for beauty treatment compensation claims.
1. Dermal Fillers and Botox
Botox and dermal filler injections are designed to smooth the skin and get rid of wrinkles and fill lines. These procedures are some of the most commonly carried out in beauty salons. Botox and dermal fillers are made from potentially dangerous chemicals. There is a small risk of harm to the patient and what is more problematic is that the procedures can be carried out by practically anyone – they do not have to be administered in hospitals. Side effects from the incorrect application of dermal fillers and Botox include swelling, facial disfigurement, blistering, lumps on the skin, allergic reactions, nerve damage, toxic shock, headaches, facial paralysis, disfigurement, and potentially even death.
2. Hair Damage
Hair damage is one of the most common reasons why people seek out beauty treatment solicitors. Some chemicals used in hair treatments cause allergies, burns, hair loss, scalp damage, and more. If the chemicals are used in the wrong amounts or for the wrong amount of time they can cause severe hair damage.
Hair dyes should be tested with a patch test 24 hours before the dye is applied, and there should be a check to make sure the customer has not experienced any allergic reactions before. In addition to hair dye injuries, perming and straightening can cause problems and result in injuries.
3. Laser Treatment
The use of laser light on the surface of the skin can cause damage. This procedure is carried out when you want to reduce lines and wrinkles or reduce areas of discolouration on the skin. The light from the laser is converted into heat and specific sections of the skin are destroyed in order for general skin rejuvenation to occur.
Again, a skin test should be carried out prior to the procedure which tests if the skin is likely to be injured by the laser treatment. The equipment should always be operated by a trained person, and be kept in good working order.