This is now increasing in popularity in men in addition to women and all areas of the body can be covered but the most common being bikini, underarm, legs, eyebrows, face and chest.

A layer of wax is applied to your skin, and a strip of fabric is placed on top. Once the wax is dry, it adheres to the hairs; pulling the strips off of the skin pulls the hairs from the root. Depending on the location of your body, waxing can be extremely painful; it hurts to have your hair pulled from the root, and the wax also adheres to your skin, taking skin cells with it as it’s removed.

The Risks

  • Burns
  • Scarring
  • Bruising
  • Irritation
  • Inflammation
  • Infection  

Some of the above can be caused by a reaction in the chemicals used in the wax or the wax used being too hot.  Waxing should be avoided if you are using Retin-A, Accutane, or antibiotics and therefore the beautician should check this beforehand.  It would also be prudent to be offered a skin sensitivity text if it is your first ever waxing experience.

If you have suffered from any of the above issues or if you are suffering any other problems after having an area waxed, contact our specialist team and they will be able to talk to you about your issues and discuss if you have a claim for compensation.

As well as claiming for any pain, suffering and inconvenience, you may be able to claim back additional costs such as:

Treatment – If you need any medical treatment or medications following the waxing then the cost of this can form part of your claim.

Loss of income – if you need to take additional days off work or you are unable to go back to work due to the negligence of the practitioner or company carrying out the procedure, your loss of income will form part of your claim.

There is no need to be embarrassed or worried. We speak to people in your position every day and will discuss your case with you in the strictest confidence.

Contact our specialist Cosmetic Surgery team today on: 0800 083 6290.