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How Do I Claim Compensation For Allergic Reactions Caused By Waxing?

By Marlon Cooke.  Last Updated 30th June 2022. Waxing is a relatively safe and effective form of hair removal. However, some people can experience waxing allergic reactions. If you have experienced an allergic reaction after waxing legs, allergic reaction after facial waxing or a Brazillian wax allergic reaction, it could be possible to recover compensation from the beauty salon where the treatment took place. Your compensation package may include funds to compensate you for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity your injuries caused, and funds to pay for any medical treatment you may need as a result of your injuries, including counselling.

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Legal Expert can connect you to a personal injury solicitor to handle your allergic reaction to waxing treatment compensation claim. Our solicitors have thirty years of experience handling compensation claims for negligent beauty treatments. We promise that we will always push to win you the maximum amount of compensation you could be entitled to. We can also handle your claim on a No Win No Fee basis, so there is less financial risk to you.

Telephone Legal Expert today on 0800 073 8804 for your free legal consultation. If you have reasonable grounds to claim compensation for a beauty treatment gone wrong, we will link you with one of our personal injury solicitors who’ll get to work on your case right away. Alternatively, use our online claims form to reach us.

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A Guide To Claims For Waxing Allergic Reactions

People can be allergic to types of food, a substance they might breathe in such as animal fur, or might have allergic reactions to substances they put on their skin, such as skin creams or beauty products. An allergic reaction is when the body interprets contact, or consumption of the otherwise harmless substance, as a threat. As a result, the body’s immune system reacts to the perceived threat, causing unwanted symptoms.

Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include coughing, breathing difficulties, swelling or skin irritations such as a rash. Most allergic reactions are not dangerous. However, people who suffer from severe allergic reactions can experience anaphylactic shock, which can send the person into a coma from which they may never wake, or worse, kill them. If you or someone you can see is suffering from the symptoms of anaphylactic shock, call an ambulance for them immediately to get them the urgent medical treatment they require.

What Is An Allergic Reaction To Waxing?

A waxing allergic reaction is when a beauty salon client experiences an allergic reaction to cosmetic wax after it is applied to their skin. 

Ingredients that are often used in cosmetic waxes that can cause allergic reactions include beeswax, pine rosins, jojoba oil, copolymers and lanolin. Histamine reactions can also be experienced after waxing by people with very sensitive skin because using soft wax removes the outer layer of skin, making it more vulnerable. 

It is recommended that people with sensitive skin don’t use lotions, creams, moisturisers or other cosmetics for at least 24 hours after waxing.

What Is Waxing And When Do People Use It?

Waxing is a process of removing unwanted body hair or facial hair by applying cosmetic wax to an area of the skin, then removing it to rip out the hairs by the route. 

Soft wax is used to remove large amounts of hair from the body, such as the legs or back and is removed from the body, using a paper or fabric strip. 

Hard wax, also known as hot wax, hardens as it cools down and is removed without a strip. It is often used for targeting more stubborn hairs that are harder to remove. Because hot wax makes more contact with the hairs than the skin, it is often used on more delicate areas of the body, such as the face or underarms.

Symptoms And Causes Of An Allergic Reactions To Waxing

Can waxing cause skin irritation? Yes. Normal reactions to waxing can include bumps, redness, itching and rashes. Unfortunately, a small number of people who have been waxed can experience more serious allergic reactions.

Allergic reactions caused by waxing can include contact dermatitis. This is a type of allergic reaction that can be caused by the skin reacting to ingredients that can be found in cosmetic wax, skin creams or fragranced soaps. Wax allergic reaction symptoms of contact dermatitis can include the following: burning, a stinging sensation, swelling on the skin and peeling skin.

Treatment And Preventing Allergic Reactions To Waxing

Beauty salons can prevent clients from suffering from waxing allergic reactions by conducting a patch test. This is a test where a small amount of cosmetic wax is applied to the skin at least 48 hours before the waxing treatment takes place. If no allergic reaction occurs in that area, it is usually taken that it is safe to proceed with the beauty treatment. Salons can also ask clients if they have any allergies that they know of to any of the potentially allergenic ingredients used in their cosmetic wax.

According to legislation such as the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957, proprietors of a business owe their customers a duty of care. This means that they are responsible for taking effective steps to prevent accidents that could cause injuries or illnesses. 

If a beauty salon fails to conduct a patch test on a client or ask them if they suffer from any known allergies, they could be held liable for any allergic reactions that the client experiences. As a result, the client may have the right to claim compensation for the beauty treatment that has gone wrong.

How do you treat an allergic reaction to waxing, such as contact dermatitis? Treatments for contact dermatitis can include applying itch cream or taking anti-itch medication. You should also avoid scratching as it could rip out pieces of your skin. 

Sometimes bumps caused by waxing can become infected, this usually occurs 2-3 days after waxing. If you experience an infection after waxing due to dermatitis, ingrown hairs or folliculitis, visit your doctor for medical treatment.

We will now look at how specific areas of the body can be affected by an allergic reaction to a waxing treatment.

Allergic Reactions To Bikini Waxing

Bikini waxing refers to the practice of removing the pubic hair from the bikini line (the skin that is visible outside a woman’s underwear, or swimsuit). Bikini waxing can also include Brazillian waxing, where the hair is entirely removed from the vagina, except for a small strip at the centre. The skin around the vagina is very sensitive which means that a bikini line wax or Brazilian wax allergic reaction could be more painful. Because this is an intimate area of the body, seeking medical treatment could be a distressing experience.

If you have been injured by an allergic reaction to bikini waxing, you may be eligible to claim compensation. Legal Expert can connect you to a No Win No Fee solicitor to handle your claim. We understand that this can be a sensitive issue, so if you would rather speak to a female advisor when you call us about making your claim, please let us know and we can advise you.

Allergic Reactions To Leg Waxing

Injuries from waxing are less likely to happen on the legs because the skin is less sensitive. However, if the wax contains substances that you are allergic to, it could create significant problems. As well as being very unpleasant, it can affect your self-confidence about your appearance.

If you have been harmed due to an allergic reaction after waxing your legs, phone Legal Expert today. If you have valid reasons to claim compensation, we can connect you with a knowledgeable No Win No Fee solicitor to handle your claim.

Allergic Reaction To Waxing Eyebrows

Suffering a waxing allergy from eyebrow waxing could cause various issues. If you sustained harm as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be able to claim.

As with other types of waxing procedures, your beautician should take careful and preventative measures and actions before performing the procedure to help avoid causing you harm. This can involve:

  • Asking you if you are allergic to any wax treatments.
  • Performing patch tests on your skin for allergies.
  • Making sure they do not use materials or wax that are widely known to cause harm.

If your beautician failed to take similar actions of care, or was made aware that you were allergic to an eyebrow wax, and still performed the procedure, causing you harm as a result you could be eligible to make a claim. You can speak to an advisor now to see if a No Win No Fee solicitor can help you claim compensation for the effects you suffered from your waxing allergy.

Allergic Reactions To Waxing On Other Parts Of The Body

Can you have an allergic reaction to waxing on any other part of your body? Yes. Areas that can also experience waxing allergic reactions include the lower arms, underarms, back, feet and other areas of the body that might be waxed. Whatever type of waxing allergic reaction you have experienced, we can provide you with a No Win No Fee solicitor to handle your claim. Call us today to find out more about how we can help you.

Calculating Compensation For Waxing Allergic Reactions

If your compensation claim is successful, you could be awarded two heads of claim. The first is general damages, which is the main part of your award. General damages compensate you for the suffering, the loss of amenity and the pain that you have experienced as a result of your injuries. 

You may also be awarded special damages. These are damages which reimburse you for additional out of pocket expenses that you have experienced in making your claim.

If you wish to make a compensation claim for an allergic reaction to a waxing treatment, you may be wondering how much compensation you could claim for your injuries. You can use the personal injury claims calculator below to estimate how much compensation you may be able to claim for your injuries in general damages (calculator excludes special damages).

Injury Caused By Waxing Allergic ReactionsSeverity Of The InjuryAbout This InjuryDamages
Burn injuryMinor to SevereSerious injuries will attract significant awards.

Burns covering over 40% of the body are likely to exceed £98,380.

Other factors that will be considered are the thickness of the burn, the cosmetic impact, the need for surgery, psychological impact and any physical disability.
Likely to exceed £98,380
ScarringTrivialMinor effects only.£1,600 to £3,310
ScarringVery severeSevere disfigurement with a serious psychological reaction. Younger claimants will attract a higher award.£27,940 to £91,350

These compensation amounts are outlined by the Judicial College Guidelines, but the amount of compensation you receive can vary depending on your individual circumstances. You can call Legal Expert to receive a personalised quote for how much compensation you could receive.

Other Forms Of Compensation Claimable For Negligent Waxing

As well as general damages, you may also be awarded special damages. Special damages are funds that reimburse you for any expenses or financial losses that you have experienced as a result of your compensation claim. Examples of special damages that you could receive, include the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Travel expenses
  • Care expenses
  • Reimbursement for any lost income

The medical expenses you can claim may include counselling if you suffered a loss of confidence after your ordeal.

It’s important that you retain all receipts, bills, invoices and bank statements as, without evidence, you may not be able to recover the costs. For more information, get in touch with our advisers.

What Should I Do If I Have An Allergic Reaction To A Waxing Treatment?

If you experience a waxing allergic reaction what should you do? As well as seeking medical treatment, there are some steps you can take to collect evidence to support a claim you may wish to make in the future.

  1. If the allergic reaction becomes severe, or you experience a skin infection, seek medical treatment. You may wish to visit your GP to have your injuries diagnosed, which can be used as evidence to support your claim.
  2. Take photographs of your injuries. Include a date stamp if possible.
  3. Speak to anyone who was at the salon (if you had facial waxing) who could act as an eyewitness to support your claim. Take their name and contact details.
  4. Keep the receipts of anything you buy relating to your injuries, such as anti-itch cream. You may be able to claim back the costs as special damages. The receipts could also be used as evidence to support your claim.
  5. Report your injury to the beauty salon where it happened, and make sure they record the details accurately in their accident log book.

No Win No Fee Claims For Waxing Allergic Reactions

At Legal Expert, we believe all of our clients should get equal access to justice. That’s why we offer claimants the option to have their case handled on a No Win No Fee basis.

What are the advantages of using a No Win No Fee solicitor?

  1. You will only have to pay your solicitors fee if your claim is successful. That means that the solicitor takes on the financial risk of making the claim, not you.
  2. There is no upfront fee to pay, nor any ongoing fees while the case progresses. Your fee will be deducted from your compensation package if your claim is successful.
  3. The fee you pay in a successful claim amounts to a modest percentage of the compensation award. The amount deducted is capped by law, so you won’t lose much of your compensation.

If you have been injured because of a waxing allergic reaction, or any other type of negligent beauty treatment, phone Legal Expert today to enquire about making a No Win No Fee compensation claim.

Talk To A Solicitor About A Waxing Allergic Reaction

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Other Waxing And Beauty Treatment Injury Resources

Thank you for checking out our guide on claims for a waxing allergic reaction. We hope you’ve found it useful. Below, you can find some more guides you may find relevant.

How Much Compensation For An Injury Caused By Beauty Treatment

How Do I Sue A Barber Or A Hairdresser For Cutting Me?

Cosmetic Surgery Claims, How Much Compensation Can I Claim For Negligence

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