• Their reputation – Read reviews by earlier patients. Do the reviews speak highly of the aesthetician and do they recommend the clinic or are the reviews overwhelmingly negative?
  • Their clinic – Visit the clinic and take a look around. What is your first impression of the premises? Was the staff friendly and helpful or impatient and curt? Take a look at the equipment used.
  • The technician’s license – Laser treatment must be carried out only by licensed technicians. No matter how impressive the other factors are, if the technician is not licensed, strike that clinic off your list.

Lastly, and actually the most important factor in minimising the risk of laser hair removal burns is getting a patch test done. Most reputable aestheticians will carry out a patch test before carrying out a laser hair removal procedure. The patch test site is then monitored to make sure there is no discoloration or pain and the procedure is only recommended if the patch test is successful. Never ever undergo any laser hair removal treatment without first getting a patch test done on the part of the body that you want treated.

Claiming Compensation For Laser Hair Removal Burns

Laser hair removal treatment is currently one of the safest and most effective procedures used to remove excessive hair from various parts of the body. When carried out by a qualified, experienced aesthetician, the results can be fantastic. However, in the hands of an inexperienced person things can and do go wrong, often resulting in burns. Unqualified practitioners and substandard equipment are two of the main causes of laser hair removal burns claims. If you have suffered burns from laser hair removal and want to know if you can claim compensation then please read our advice on this page and/ or contact us to speak with a solicitor.

Man, 26, in hospital after burning groin with hair removal cream for first date

A man has spent weeks in hospital suffering from chemical burns after applying hair removal cream to his groin area.

William Bishop, 26, was preparing for his first date and decided to apply Veet hair removal cream – meant for the body and legs – to his intimate area.

He left the substance for double the amount of recommended time and noticed it felt sore afterwards, but did not think much of it.

Two days later, huge painful blisters appeared on his testicles and he rushed himself to A&E, Gloucestershire Live reports.

William, a property developer, was admitted to the hospital’s burns unit where doctors treated him for severe chemical burns.

He said: “I was getting ready for a date that night, so I decided to get prepared – just in case anything good happened.

William found painful blisters all over his groin after applying the product (Image: William Bishop /SWNS.COM)

“This wasn’t the first time I was going to use Veet, though. I’d used the product around six months earlier, and that went absolutely fine.

“So I applied the hair removal cream to my lower half. I left it on for around 10 minutes, and it felt rather sore when I took it off.

“Potentially I left it on for longer than I should have, as I was applying it to a larger area.

“I didn’t think much of the stinging to start, but it got increasingly worse – and it wasn’t until two days later that I saw it had burned a hole in my crotch.

“For two weeks now, I’ve been in the hospital burns unit. It’s been extremely painful because of where it is. I can barely walk, sleep, or sit.

“Hospital staff have been treating the wound, and done everything they can to minimise infection – though it’s still pretty bad.

“They have been daily cleaning and dressing it, and have applied a cooling cream.

“Cleaning is the worst part, though, as they like the blisters to burst.

He was treated at hospital for weeks (Image: William Bishop /SWNS.COM)

“I can’t really do anything here. I’m really hoping to be released soon.”

William used Veet’s Body and Legs Hair Removal Cream – not Veet Men Hair Removal Cream or the sensitive variety for ‘bikini lines’ – on July 27.

He said he coated the area with a spatula and left it for around than 10 minutes – more than the recommended three to six minutes.

He ought to have removed a small test area of cream after three minutes and removed the rest of the hair if it had come away easily.

Instead, William left the product on his groin for 10 minutes, then removed the cream and rinsed with lukewarm water.

Two days later, he was shocked to find that he was in blistering pain – and that the cream had burned an open wound into his left testicle.

William was admitted to the burns unit in Southmead Hospital, Bristol, that day, where his infected wound has to be treated for five weeks.

He can barely walk, sit, or sleep because of it and has had to postpone his date until he is better.

William confessed: “I didn’t know there was a men’s bottle.

William left the cream on for double the recommended time (Image: William Bishop /SWNS.COM)

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“It was a little stupid of me, I know, and laughable I guess. Initially I found the whole thing funny, until I realised how bad it is.

“The pain and discomfort it has caused is far from funny.

“I guess I’ve formed a kind of anger towards Veet.

“But I’m also shocked that such bad injury can occur from a product readily available.

“If you deviated slightly from the instructions, you can cause serious damage.”

A spokesperson for Reckitt Benckiser, which makes Veet, said: “We are sorry to hear of the reaction a customer has had to a Veet hair removal cream product and we wish the gentleman a speedy recovery as soon as possible.

“As the health and safety of our consumers is a top priority for us, we ensure all Veet products meet stringent safety standards.

“We strongly recommend that customers read and follow all the instructions on the packaging and product labels for safe use.

“Although it’s rare, if customers experience a reaction to the product we advise they seek advice from a healthcare professional.”

Waxing can seem like a fantastic way to get rid of unwanted body hair, but as with a lot of beauty treatments, it does have its downsides. One of the drawbacks of waxing is the risk of burn, which can occur if the wax applied to the skin is too hot, causing a great deal of pain and unsightly blemishing. If you’ve experienced a wax burn, follow the steps below for a speedy recovery.

Cool the skin

Submerge the burn in cool water, or allow cool water to run over the affected area. If you’ve suffered a facial burn, soak a flannel in cool water and apply it directly to the burn. You should allow at least five minutes for this process, but closer to twenty minutes will yield better results.

Apply ice

You must never apply ice directly to a burn, but instead, wrap a cloth or flannel around an icepack or ice cubes. The cloth should then be pressed against the burn, reducing swelling and soothing the pain.

Aloe it

Aloe is the magic ingredient when it comes to treating burns, and every home should have some on hand. 100% pure aloe vera gel is the best option for treating burns, and it is important to try and buy a clean, healthy product with no chemical additives. The gel should be gently dabbed on with your fingertips and reapplied several times a day.

Bandage if necessary

To avoid infection, bandaging your burn might be a good idea, especially if it’s in an area that is susceptible to bacteria. If your burn is facial or simply too awkward to dress, make a conscious effort to keep any dirt or unnatural products away from it, and always keep it clean.

Treat the pain

Over-the-counter ibuprofen can not only eliminate pain, but also reduces swelling, and is a very effective tool in the treatment of wax burns.

If you’re looking to get rid of unwanted body hair without suffering the consequences of waxing, laser hair removal is a safe and fast way to achieve smooth, beautiful skin. You don’t have to worry about growing your hair out, nasty burns, or the trouble of the hair returning shortly afterwards.

Immediate relief from a hot wax burn

  • Using EFT successfully for “piano exam anxiety”
  • How I used EFT to run 15 marathons in 3 = years
  • Clearing an old issue helps jazz singer improvise
  • Mom uses EFT to improve ski performance
  • Two years of severe tennis elbow disappears with EFT
  • EFT sports performance — want to be a champion?
  • Charles Parker uses EFT for bowling to get a personal best score
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  • Success on the tennis court … in more ways than one
  • Using EFT to conquer jitters for musicians
  • Soccer performance–EFT or coincidence?
  • EFT improves soccer players’ free kicks
  • Enhancing performance by tapping along with the TV
  • Children
    • School
      • An EFT reference for student and social service use
      • Helping a child release school related insecurity and anxiety – visualizing balloons as you tap
      • Baerbel Froehlin gives her thoughts on working with children – toilet problems and fingernail biting
      • Calming down a disruptive classroom with EFT
      • EFT for trauma in elementary school
      • EFT in schools: When was the last time you said thank you to a hero?
      • Angie Muccillo tells why EFT is an essential tool to teach children
      • 10 year old Josh learns multiplication tables rapidly
      • EFT helps a child to cope with his hyperactivity and murdered dad – school grades improve
      • Making a game of EFT calms restless preschoolers
      • School Counselor on anger and tension,
      • 45 minutes of EFT on a learning disability brings impressive benefits
      • Success with a 6 year old: Coughing, Sleep problem and School anger issue
      • 9 year old boy uses EFT to deal successfully with divorce and school problems
    • Fears
      • Zach’s fear of dogs
      • Magic buttons and no more fear of the hum-hum Monster
      • Tapping with kids before a camping trip
      • Fear of the dark
      • A two and a half year old releases a severe fear after one hour of very creative EFT
      • After EFT, 8-year-old boy no longer has fear and panic about being alone in a room
      • Handling a child’s fear of being home alone
      • A toddler’s fear of water shifts to excitement in less than 5 minutes
      • Child’s bug phobia eased quickly by EFT
      • Fear of making a mistake, fear of peers laughing at him & bedtime fears due to TV programs.
      • Tapping for a 4 year old’s constipation leads to relief from her fear of death
      • Child’s stage fright and bullying incident eased quickly by EFT
      • “Is everything poison?” and fear of spiders
      • How EFT for a dental fear brought relief to both mother and daughter
      • Relieving Juleus’ fears
      • Doing EFT with children for the fear of water
      • Fear of Santa Claus
      • EFT for a child
      • Being bullied, sleeping with the lights on & fear of spiders
      • The Teen who had a fear of showing his face
      • 11 year old successfully taps for her own fear of going to camp
    • Behavior
      • After a few minutes of mental tapping, a baby stops screaming and falls asleep
      • Calming down an energetic one year old child
      • A seven year old learns EFT and calms his own ADHD
      • Creativity with severely disturbed children
      • Did surrogate EFT calm this crying, outraged baby?
      • An insecure child with behavior problems
      • Helping parents whose children have autism
      • Andrew: “There are mice in my pants”
      • AT 315 pounds, Tanya is a VERY big 12 year old.
      • Surrogate EFT for a naughty boy
      • An ADHD case
      • Calming down Teddy, an emotionally disturbed boy
      • Clever use of EFT for an 8 year old girl’s anger
      • Unsociable behavior in a 14 year old boy
      • How do you neutralize extreme behavior problems in youngsters where nothing else has helped?
      • Angry teenager
      • Angry young boy overcomes an “entity within” using surrogate EFT
      • EFT for influencing children to do healthy things
      • Brandon’s Story–anger problem becomes history
    • Bedwetting
      • A successful bedwetting case
      • Bedwetting and stammering
      • Bedwetting and a secret with God
      • Bird grief and bed wetting
    • General
      • Molested Boy: Shifting a life forever
      • EFT helps children who express their anger by moving their bodies
      • EFT persistence brings relief to Bobby’s upset stomach at the fairgrounds
      • An 8 year old girl with an “itchy lump” in her throat: A simple use of EFT
      • Panic attacks and fear of darkness
      • Teaching EFT to 11 year old children
      • EFT for an infant’s sleeplessness
      • Surrogate EFT calms kicking and screaming students
      • Surrogate (remote) EFT used to calm children … or … how to be a Silent Angel
      • Surrogate EFT helps sick toddler
      • EFT assists 8 year old in giving up thumb sucking
      • Surrogate EFT helps a screaming baby on a plane
      • EFT for compassionate newborn care — a Transient Tachypnea (TTN) case
      • An unsuccessful case regarding peformance in English class
      • When angry “Teacher-Talk” affects the student’s performance
      • Surrogate tapping helps restless child sleep
      • Successful EFT with a four year old girl who uses her own phrasing
      • More short examples including: Homesickness, Nervousness about exams & grade improvement, Nightmares after witnessing a rape and a shooting, Performance anxiety, Ear pain on an airplane.
      • Wisdom from Bobbie Sandoz–relieving trauma at early ages
      • A fun way to deliver EFT to children–and everyone gets to smile
      • What to do when the student hates math
      • Using EFT for a 9 year old girl diagnosed as bipolar and as having reactive attachment disorder
      • PMS
      • For children: Using EFT with rhymes
      • Using EFT for an autistic child
      • Magazine article highlights use of EFT for children
      • Car sickness
      • Sleep disorder relief for a 17 year old
      • Turning Students On to EFT
      • Surrogate EFT to help restless kids – or is it a coincidence?
      • Face hot & red, teasing, travel sickness, phobia of dead things, shyness and more.
      • Teaching kids to tap
      • EFT and Tappy Bear help a shy boy get to kindergarten
      • EFT in the classroom
      • A very detailed message on a young girl’s motion sickness
      • Perpetually terrified teenager gains major relief
      • Surrogate EFT to help children sleep – a critical lesson regarding intention
      • Surrogate EFT stops a child from biting others
      • Using humor and metaphors while applying EFT for children: The Frog in my Throat
      • Fear of rain, thunder, lightning, bugs & dogs. Relief for cramps.
      • Using EFT for Colic and generally happy babies
      • Tapping to clear those decisions we make as children that eventually limit us as adults
      • TappyBear helps client to focus
      • When a child cannot sleep in her own room
      • Sports anxiety, heat sensitivity, being away from home, loneliness, fear of insects.
      • Math test anxiety subsides after being traced to a specific event
      • Success with surrogate tapping for a crying child
      • Family effects
      • Elegant session with 11 year old boy for test anxiety
      • EFT for pain and nightmares in 3 year old girl
      • Lazy teen finds new way to study – adding the right ingredients
      • A “must” EFT procedure for children
      • Helping children sleep and socialize–AND–two lactose intolerance cases
      • Teaching EFT to children – a detailed account
      • Helping children to express their 0-10 feeling intensity
      • Resolving issues for a frantic, hysterical baby
      • Using EFT Rhymes for children
      • Using EFT and Max’s imagination to get rid of his headache
      • Resolving a child’s severe abdominal pain — a likely Urinary Tract Infection
      • EFT for babies
      • Teenage trauma from the Columbine incident & swimming performance.
      • Stuttering child
      • Surrogate EFT for a baby with hiccups
      • An EFT newcomer helps her daughter
      • For parents–using EFT with your own children
      • 13 year old boy gets relief from uncontrollable twitching
      • Tapping turns NightMares into
      • What can children ages 8-13 do with EFT on their own?
      • Nancy Gnecco’s cases: sleeping disorder, separation anxiety, school phobia, wetting pants, soiling pants
      • Linda Wood helps very distressed 3 year old girl while mother looks on in total disbelief
      • Creative uses of EFT for a child
      • Surrogate EFT for two-year-old reduces fever in an hour
      • EFT hastens recovery from a concussion and skull fracture
      • Scary commercials
      • Loud noises no longer bother 3 year old girl
      • SURROGATE EFT calms a boy bitten by a dog and PERSISTENT EFT restores his calm sleep
      • Teacher displays many EFT benefits achieved by his students
      • Drowning related trauma relief for a 9 year old boy
      • Surrogate EFT brings peace to annoying toddler
      • Three-for-one phone session – borrowing benefits for mom and two kids
      • Using EFT for mosquito bites on a 3 year old – “These itchy boo-boos”
      • Children–Gary’s Introductory Message
      • Eliminating two food allergies in one session
      • Flexible approach to EFT pulls 10 year old boy out of his ‘Dark Place’
      • Using EFT in a pediatric dental office for sensitive gag reflex
      • Successful Surrogate EFT for his daughter’s rejection brings joy to Mauricio’s heart
      • Nightmares
      • Teacher helps students with non-academic issues: Abscessed tooth and batting average
      • Deborah Miller introduces EFT at a children
      • Some EFT guidelines for working with children
      • Allergic reaction to horses–swollen eyes.
      • Using EFT to self-calm an intense anger tantrum
      • A simple way to handle a child’s nightmare
      • Surrogate EFT for a toddler
      • Pain and rash leave in 90 seconds for a 10 year old boy
      • Dyslexia and learning disabilities
      • Surrogate EFT benefits both mother and child
      • Did a few minutes of EFT change this child’s life?
      • EFT for the child who hates math – was math really the problem? “Mom, you’re my hero!”
      • Hand washing OCD
      • Unbearable hatred toward classmates
      • Surrogate tapping clears severe diaper rash
      • Turning around a manipulative child
      • Emotional underdevelopment
      • Using EFT for teething pain
      • EFT with 11 year old students – SATs and other issues
      • No more bedwetting–a side benefit?
      • Study Links Childhood Trauma to Serious Illnesses in Adults
      • EFT being used by children for other children
      • TappyBear helps resolve 11 year old’s escalating anger and frustration – the real issues come out
      • Bowling performance and driver’s test anxiety
      • Sept. 11, 2001 Trauma Treatment for Children
      • How to help a vomiting 9 year old boy from thousands of miles away
      • EFT with a 5 year old boy — reducing childhood baggage
      • Angie Muccillo emphasizes the value of tapping on childhood events
      • 10 year old boy overcomes food issue related to Mother’s cancer
      • Surrogate tapping for crying baby–over the Internet
      • EFT clears severe pain and retrieves a lost voice for an eleven year old girl in forty minutes
      • EFT helps a 14 year old girl with emotions related to her parents
      • Pet grief, school (math) performance & cursing/anger.
      • Using EFT as a Mother
      • Using EFT with children — 9 useful thoughts
      • EFT for bedwetting
      • Intense childhood anger reduces to peace via mother’s surrogate EFT
      • MD gives up 30 year medical practice to focus on energy work: Two boys get over bullying experience
      • Four year old clears her own cold symptoms with EFT
      • Dawn Murray
      • Helping a restless child to go to sleep
      • Several short examples including: Fear of flying, Halloween costume fear, Fear of ocean waves, A baby about to cry, Broken leg pain, Student/Teacher friction, Upset student
      • Kids, Chocolate, Humor and EFT
      • EFT provides impressive results in the classroom
      • EFT helps Nell’s godson learn the times tables
      • Shortcut version of EFT enhances classroom performance
      • Non-therapist relieves stress in the form of a temper tantrum
      • Using EFT with kids
      • Surrogate EFT eases the after effects of a sprain for a 4 year old boy
  • Women
    • Pregnancy
      • EFT for High Blood Pressure during Pregnancy
      • Severe Labor Pains: Giving birth at home
      • Successful use of EFT after a miscarriage
      • Pregnancy finally results after jealousy issue is resolved!
      • Study Links Stress to Infertility
      • EFT’s use for Jackie’s pregnancy issues was so spectacular that her physician thought she had a miscarriage
      • Emphatic language on a core issue paves the way for a natural birth
      • Finding important issues by using EFT from conception to birth
      • Easing a difficult childbirth
      • EFT for nausea and discomfort from pregnancy
      • Easing birth issues with EFT
      • Relieving a mother’s major guilt around her son’s difficult birth
      • Using EFT in Pregnancy and During Childbirth
      • EFT for pregnancy troubles has a happy ending
      • Using EFT for child birthing fears
    • Menstrual
      • Stress Causes PMS — Acupressure Technique Resolves Both
      • EFT stops ultra heavy menstrual bleeding — 4 month follow-up included
      • New Drug-Free Treatment for Menopause Reduces Frequency and Intensity of Hot Flashes
      • Menstrual pains relieved with EFT
      • Surrogate EFT aids menstrual cramps
      • EFT and Menstrual Cramps: How a road trip inspired me to tap and change my life
      • Almost 6 months of continual menstrual bleeding stopped after 2 EFT sessions–hysterectomy averted
  • Other Physical Issues
    • Allergy
      • Rapid relief from two wasp stings
      • Hay fever subsides with surrogate EFT
      • Quickly clearing an allergy to oranges
      • EFT collapses Multiple Chemical Sensitivities in short order
      • Allergies clear for newcomer who borrows benefits without tapping–social uneasiness subsides
      • Miranda Sterling discusses “It” and “Emotional Allergies”
      • Allergic reaction to animals immediately eliminated with EFT
      • Two allergic reaction cases
      • EFT brings relief from a range of allergies and autoimmune disorders – collapsing safety issues does the job
      • EFT, substance sensitivities and muscle testing
      • EFT eliminates an intense allergic reaction, making Fern a believer that EFT works on physical issues
      • Skeptic receives rapid relief for severe allergy
      • EFT for anaphylactic shock reaction to lawn fertilizer
      • Thoughts on using EFT for toxicity and allergies
      • Two rounds of EFT take care of a cat allergy
      • Relieving a violent allergy attack in 2 minutes
      • Mental EFT for a persistent dust allergy
      • Creativity with an allergy to turpentine and oil paints
      • A fascinating trip through the successful elimination of multiple chemical and food sensitivities
      • Allergies alleviated in 7 year old child – Success where nothing else worked
      • Using EFT for snoring and dairy allergies — Introducing the
      • Veterinarian provides allergy protocol and 8 successful cases on people and animals
      • A remarkable EFT allergy case
      • Doctors Use New Acupressure Technique For Severe Allergic Reactions: Medication Unnecessary
      • Marcia Stanton reads an article on our website and collapses a severe allergic reaction.
      • Successful EFT for a wine allergy – a little different approach
      • EFT for hay fever, severe cellulitis and “tattoo pain”
      • Resolving allergies and related ailments
      • Colleen successfully uses our EFT DVDs as a clue to her allergies
      • How Andy Mason used EFT to collapse ALL of his wife’s 80 different allergies
      • Why EFT relieves allergies where nothing else will
      • Think about allergies when doing EFT
      • An allergy to flowers linked to a deeper issue–personal blossoming
      • Eliminating allergic reactions to antibiotics
      • “EFT kept me from going into full-blown Anaphylactic Shock!”
      • Swollen eyes and puffy face disappear while tapping along with the EFT DVDs
      • Ten minutes of EFT erases a severe cat allergy
      • Common sense uses of EFT to clear food sensitivities
      • The food allergy that wouldn’t go away until Erin got specific
      • Clearing allergies for entire groups of people
      • Lynne has been allergic to bees since she was little
      • Consistent tapping results in interesting side benefits
      • Successful EFT for allergies — addressing a core issue
      • EFT relieves a “burning mouth” reaction to pineapple
      • Food allergy and eczema disappear after using EFT on specific events
      • Allergic reaction subsides on Prime Time German TV
      • Are Drugs Really Necessary to Clear Allergies?
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
      • Carpal tunnel magazine article
      • Two successful Carpal Tunnel cases
      • A Carpal Tunnel “one minute wonder”
      • Rapid relief for carpal tunnel syndrome
    • Dyslexia
      • Dyslexia and other things
      • Dyslexia and learning disabilities
      • Rachel’s dyslexia and a problem with straight lines
      • The Dyslexia is gone!
      • Computer mouse dyslexia
      • A 14 year old boy with dyslexia gets glowing reports in school after EFT. One teacher called him
      • Using EFT for Dyscalculus
      • Dyslexia and a query about EFT and mental illness
      • Dyslexia vanishes and with it go other issues
    • Vision Issues
      • An optometrist points to emotional impacts on vision
      • EFT helps vision loss, balance problems and postnasal drip in 14 year-old girl with multiple sclerosis
      • Dr. Carol Look’s EFT eyesight experiment gives Cheri major benefits.
      • A new EFT Frontier–Improving Vision
      • Eye condition improves after the client
      • An unexpected vision improvement
      • Seventy-Five Percent Improve Vision With Breakthrough Acupressure Technique
      • Using EFT for double vision
      • An obvious case where emotional issues cause vision problems
      • Using EFT for Vision Correction
      • Lasting vision relief after tapping on anger issue
    • Insomnia & Sleep Issues
      • Everyone gets to sleep after Dan does surrogate EFT for a crying child
      • Surrogate EFT brings “snoring benefits”
      • Self-Help Technique Often Treats Insomnia Better Than Drugs — Acts Quickly and Has No Side Effects
      • Quality uses of EFT for success with sleep apnea
      • Using EFT for complex issues (in this case–a difficult insomnia problem)
      • How to use EFT to get to sleep easily
      • Releasing 10 years of insomnia — Finding the core issue
      • Baby goes from Screaming to Sleeping in less than 5 minutes
      • 91-year-old woman passes her driving test after EFT
      • Attention, Doctors: Drug-Free Acupressure Technique Relieves Insomnia
      • Newbies experience EFT for insomnia, itching and deafness
      • 30 years of insomnia cleared in one EFT session
      • A Surprising Way to Use EFT for Insomnia
      • Surrogate EFT for snoring
      • Success with Insomnia: “After a week of restful sleep I am a new woman and my life is transformed”
      • Relieving insomnia after treating a case of “Love Pain.”
      • Quiet your mind with EFT so that you can sleep
      • Using EFT for Insomnia
      • Helping a restless baby to sleep
      • A 91 year old lady’s sleeping disorder
      • Jerome finally sleeps after 3 years of severe insomnia
      • EFT, gratitude and sleep
      • Using EFT for Sleep Apnea
      • Sleepy clients and compulsions
      • Combining EFT and meditation for a sleep disorder
      • EFT for sleeping at prescribed times
      • MD cures Insomnia by finding core issue
      • Snoring, love pain and Stuttering
    • Tinnitus
      • Progress using EFT for tinnitus
      • Tinnitus gone in 4 sessions — unusual happenings along the way
      • A concept for successfully applying EFT to Tinnitus
      • A useful relief for Tinnitus
      • Good progress with tinnitus.
      • Success with pulsatile tinnitus — accepting it rather than fighting it
      • Reducing the intrusive impact of tinnitus
      • Useful thoughts on tinnitus
      • Ten second EFT wonder for severe tinnitus of 15 years
    • Chronic Fatigue
      • For Serious Students – Getting to the real issues behind Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
      • Using EFT for emotional causes of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
      • Persistence pays off for Chronic Fatigue.
      • Tips for working with SEVERE chronic fatigue syndrome (CFE/ME)
    • Skin Disorders
      • Skin eruption easily handled by EFT Novice
      • Finding the emotion behind the severe skin condition
      • Severe skin disorder disappears
      • Two one minute wonders on serious physical conditions – skin disorder and Hemochromatosis both disappear
      • Five warts disappear after using EFT
      • Lawyer’s skin condition clears after tapping on the stress associated with being a new lawyer
      • Using EFT for shrinking moles, skin tags and seborrheic cysts
      • She had plantar warts for 42 years and had tried EVERYTHING to get rid of them.
      • Acne
      • Using EFT for a rash: “George under my skin”
      • 8 years of plantar warts – a dozen gone in 3 weeks
      • 14 year old boy uses EFT to clear both acne and color blindness
      • Severe wart condition resolved for 10-year-old girl after her mother discovers the core issue with EFT
    • Heart
      • Heart surgery patient uses EFT to breathe more easily
      • EFT Works for Woman with Pseudo Heart Attack
      • Evidence that an emotional issue caused Heart Arrhythmia
      • EFT for heart arrhythmia — Lorie gets herself out of the way — 10 month follow-up reveals no symptoms
      • Using EFT for heart palpitations
      • EFT for heartburn – long term relief for GERD
      • Improved heart rhythm and blood pressure
      • Gentle EFT and “tapping in the positive” give hope to a heart patient
      • New Stress Management Tool Reduces Blood Pressure Without Drugs
      • Did EFT improve Harold’s heart arrhythmia?
      • New Method Simultaneously Reduces 6 Heart Disease Risk Factors
      • EFT used to assist recovery from Open Heart Surgery
    • Digestive System
      • Irritable Bowel Syndrome fades in 4 brief EFT sessions
      • What to do when you really “gotta go”
      • Mary’s gastric pressure had an interesting cause — was this really a gall bladder problem?
      • Dizziness and intestinal discomfort disappear – EFT for specific events did the job
      • Rumbling intestines relieved at 3am
      • Irritable Bowel Symptoms disappear after resolving an emotional issue
      • Step by step through a first class Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) case
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    How to Treat Wax Burns on Face

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    January 17, 2018

    128.65k Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Pinterest WhatsApp Email Copy link Your browser does not support automatic copying, please select and copy the link in the text box, then paste it where you need it.Many women choose to remove facial hair with wax because of the good results it can achieve. Eyebrows, the upper lip, the area just next to the sideburns and close to the cheeks: no matter which of these areas we are talking about, they are very sensitive, and they are completely exposed. Anything that happens to your face will be very noticeable. Unfortunately, if we develop any undesirable symptoms or reactions after a face waxing treatment, it will be painful because of how highly sensitive this area is—not to mention that it will be embarrassing. You will definitely feel self-conscious about a burned, scarred, or scaly skin patch above your eyebrow, your upper lip, or cheeks! Skin damage after waxing accidents can even leave a permanent scar if it is not taken care of properly.
    Now that we have mentioned how undesirable facial waxing accidents are, it is a no-brainer that you should avoid them at all costs. In order to do this, estheticians and people who want to wax their face themselves need to understand the possible reasons why facial waxing injuries occur and the types of skin damage that they may cause. There are some important care and prevention tips to follow to minimize the risks of damaging skin, ranging from using pre depilatories and post-depilatories to taking the medical history of the client into consideration.
    Why Facial Waxing Accidents Happen
    Some of the following reasons can set the stage for waxing accidents that end up causing burns or other types of skin damage. However, clients should know that sometimes waxing can go wrong. The negative side effects of waxing may even appear with no fault from neither the esthetician nor the client.
    These are some of the reasons why waxing accidents happen:

    • Lack of preparation: neglecting any preparation details increases the chances of an accident. If you need to change places while waxing yourself or if the esthetician needs to constantly move around to get the tools she needs to work, mistakes can happen. To avoid this, prepare the area very well before you start working. Have a wax heater, towels, sticks, strips, and even pre- and post-depilatory lotions handy. Having a waxing cart is a great idea, which will allow you to have everything you need organized and readily available. The best thing is that you will be able to move it around as needed, as it’s also important to keep all the essentials near you as you wax in order to maximize your comfort and avoid drips that can stain your salon’s furniture.
    • Not testing your products:
    • It’s better to be safe than sorry. That’s why you should always test the products you intend to use before waxing. Otherwise, you will start a waxing procedure unaware of the potential risks of allergies or other skin problems. Try waxes on a small part of the skin. When it comes to the temperature of the wax, never trust your experience, the directions on how to use the wax, or the temperature on the wax heater. Always test the temperature against the back of your wrist before even applying a drop of wax. If the temperature feels uncomfortable, cool it a little before proceeding with the waxing.

    • Not studying the risks and contraindications of waxing:
    • You should be very cautious with your clients’ skin—as much as you would be for your own skin, or even more so. Ask your clients to fill out a questionnaire about their skin type, previous waxing experiences, typical hair removal method, medical conditions, and any medications they are taking. Learning this information via a pre-designed questionnaire makes the procedure official and more likely to be taken seriously by the client, who might otherwise forget or refuse to give you some information. Remind your clients that the questionnaire is for their benefit.

    • Lack of practice and expertise:
    • If you are not a professional—and even if you are—it is probably not a good idea to wax yourself in difficult-to-reach areas, such as your intimate areas. Even with easier-to-access areas, there is a risk of things going awry if you are not trained. Small details like the temperature and consistency of the wax or the right amount of pressure needed to apply the wax to the skin, rub the muslin strip on the wax, and pull it out are important for performing clean, effective waxing procedures. You’d be better off with the help of a professional whether you have experience waxing or not.

    • Using low-quality products:
    • you do not want to gamble with your skin! The effects of using low-quality products or using the wrong procedures when waxing is definitely not worth the money you might save. When taking care of your skin, always use quality products. You deserve it! Pamper your skin with refined formulas that really nourish your skin, and invest in pre- and post-depilatories to prep and soothe your skin before and after waxing.

    The Possible Signs of Skin Damage after Waxing
    Skin damage after waxing can produce several symptoms, including burning, rashes and irritation, scaling of the skin, red bumps, or elevated skin temperature. Ingrown hairs are also possible after a waxing procedure, and they will not be apparent until at least a week after the procedure.

    • Burning: This uncomfortable sensation usually means that the skin is overreacting to the procedure. The outer layer of skin is pulled and tugged when hair is ripped out, and the deeper layer of skin contains hair follicles which can also become sensitive when hair is pulled out by the root. Sometimes, the ingredients of a particular wax may cause an allergic reaction on your skin, which can result in a burning sensation.
      Rash: Skin pores may get swollen for reasons similar to the ones mentioned above. A rash might also indicate that there is an allergic reaction to the ingredients of the wax that was used. Rashes and allergic reactions usually include itching and/or burning.
    • Scaling:
    • The outer layer of skin can start peeling off; this is a sign that it has been damaged. After all, it is dead skin coming off. However, it is important not to peel it off before it comes off on its own. If you do this you are unnecessarily exposing the newly formed layer of skin, which is still tender and fragile, to exterior threats.

    • Red bumps:
    • This happens when hair follicles have an inflammatory reaction to hair being pulled out during the waxing procedure. Hair is attached to living tissue, and this tissue can get inflamed when hair is pulled out. This should not last longer than a few hours or a few days. If irritation persists for more than three days, it needs medical attention. If your skin feels hot and the red bumps turn into larger pustules with white centers, the inflammatory reaction may have turned into folliculitis, an infection of the hair follicle. This medical condition must be treated by a dermatologist.

    • A rise of skin temperature (locally):
    • this can be the normal symptom of skin swelling.

    Soothe and Repair Your Skin after a Wax Burn
    Unfortunately, waxing accidents do happen. If your facial skin is already damaged, do not panic. Now that you know about the types of damage that your skin may have suffered, you can take the appropriate steps to diminish the consequences of the damage in order to recover the health and appearance of your skin and help it heal quickly.
    For wax burns in general (skin redness and burning), the following are the first care steps you should follow. If the redness is superficial, it may subside very quickly—usually within minutes or hours after waxing. After you have applied this procedure a couple of times, you should see noticeable improvement. Otherwise, you might have to spend more time following this care routine. If you do not see improvement or other symptoms appear, be sure to consult a doctor.

      1. Eliminate excess wax on the skin and clean the area
      This step is applicable when significant damage to the skin is noticeable immediately after pulling out the wax strip. The waxing process will most likely have to be stopped. If there is any wax residue still stuck to the skin, apply petroleum jelly very gently and use clean gauze to wipe it off. Post-depilatories can help as well.
      2. Use a cold compress
      Take a soft cloth and dampen it in cool to cold water. Then apply it to the affected area. A 1/1 mixture of water and milk (milk soothes burns) is an alternative to water. An ice pack can work well, too. Keep the cool compress in place for anywhere between 5 to 20 minutes. Allow the moisture from the compress to dry out on its own. Do not rub it dry. Try not to run extremely cold water or ice directly on the skin, as this will feel uncomfortable on sensitive skin.
      3. Apply a topical antibiotic
      Over-the-counter antibiotic creams such as Neosporin can keep the area from getting infected. A thin coating of cream should be enough to protect the area. However, do not attempt to use this type of cream on raw or bleeding skin.
      Your skin might start scaling anywhere between two to seven days after the wax burn. If it does, do not peel it off! You should only remove the hanging edges, which is dead skin that is no longer in contact with the new skin. Be sure to not peel the rest of the skin off too soon.
      4. Apply soothing lotions or oils
      Once you have repeated steps two and three for at least four days, the burn should have subsided considerably. However, you may want to continue applying special skin treatments in order to protect and nourish your skin until it fully recovers. You can apply pure essential almond, coconut, or rose oil—all three have emollient and moisturizing properties.

    These are steps that both the esthetician and the client can take after waxing procedures if there is any skin damage or over-sensitive skin. Even if your client does not have sensitive skin and only develops redness that subsides quickly, it is a good idea to follow these recommendations at least once after the waxing procedure for maximum protection from any undesirable effects. Something that estheticians should offer in their salons and adopt as a routine is the use of both pre-depilatory and post-depilatory lotions or gels, which have a variety of benefits. Pre-depilatories cleanse the area that will be waxed, and many of them cause the client to feel less pain during the waxing procedure. Post-depilatories also cleanse the area and remove wax residue while soothing and hydrating the client’s skin. Beauty Image has great pre- and post-depilatory lotions and gels that prepare and soothe skin, as well as the finest hard and soft waxes and wax strips that will leave your client’s skin silky smooth.
    If you’re a licensed esthetician, pamper your clients with Beauty Image’s top-quality waxes. Call us toll-free at 1-888-513-8815 or send us your questions via the contact form on this page. If you wish to have our beauty blog posts, tips, and maintenance guides for estheticians sent straight to your inbox, subscribe to our newsletter. Also, don’t forget to find us on Facebook as Beauty Image USA, and follow us on Twitter @BeautyImageUSA, and Instagram @beautyimageusa. 128.65k Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Pinterest WhatsApp Email Copy link Your browser does not support automatic copying, please select and copy the link in the text box, then paste it where you need it. Don’t miss these other must read articles

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