The Most Frequent Types of Beauty Treatment Claims You should Know about – and What You can Do

It’s something very few of us ever think about – in fact, it’s something none of us really want to think about – but accidents do happen, and sometimes they happen during beauty treatments as well. As a matter of fact, with the rise of professional beauty treatment salons opening, with the current trend of more and more people seeking such services, and with new products being brought on the market as we speak, the trend of more and more unwanted incidents happening is probably going to increase. It’s important for you to know that there are concrete things you can do in case such accidents do happen, and if you have received damage in any way. Here are the most frequent types of beauty treatment claims you should know about – and what you can do.

Hair treatments

Hair treatments are the most popular treatments, and as it is a mostly unregulated industry, it should come as no surprise that it’s in this area that most of the claims are pursued. Hair damage compensation claims often arise from products that cause allergic reactions (dyes, for example), perms that lead to hair breakage, hair damage due to hair extensions, burning and scalding due to hair straightening, and so on.

Dermal fillers

Dermal fillers and Botox have become more popular and are most often used to smoothen out wrinkles and lines. Misused or misapplied, however, they can lead to permanent disfigurement, scarring, facial paralysis, swelling, speech impediments, and nerve damage.

Piercing treatments

Whilst piercings have been done since time out of mind, it is still a risky procedure that must be done with the proper medical training. Side effects could include swelling, infections, nerve damage, or allergic reactions. In the worst cases, blood diseases such as hepatitis B or HIV can be passed on.


Tattoos do go wrong – and it’s not only the spelling or the design. Ink can be injected too deeply, allergic reactions can occur, or unsterilised equipment can transmit blood diseases.

Laser treatment is another area in which things can go wrong; laser treatment is used for skin care or hair removal, but in any case, laser can be dangerous to the skin and to the eyes. High intensity light is often bad enough for the eyes; high intensity light often also involves high heat, which can result in burns. And there are other treatments that often go wrong: eyebrow procedures, eyelash extensions, sun bed claims, waxing…the list goes on. The point is that if you feel you have been a victim of a procedure done by untrained staff or of the use of inappropriate products, you have the right to compensation. Find out your rights when it comes to beauty claims today.

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