Facials Gone Wrong

Facial Treatments

Published on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 12: 52am

Many people consider a facial to be a beauty treatment without any risks. However, this is not the case, and in the hands of an unqualified or uncaring provider, it can result in serious complications.

Just ask Heather Muir, a beauty director for both Health and Real Simple, who was left with red and raw skin following a facial treatment.

Continue reading to learn all about facials gone wrong, and how you can avoid a similar situation.

Facials Gone Wrong – One Beauty Director’s Experience and Advice

Recently Heather Muir, a beauty director for both Health and Real Simple, underwent a facial from a board-certified master esthetician. Despite being assured that it would be a zero-downtime procedure, she endured some troubling side effects.

During the treatment, Heather began to feel pain that was unlike any of her many past facials. The discomfort quickly escalated to throbbing and burning.

Realizing that something was not right, Heather repeatedly expressed her concerns to the provider. Not only did the esthetician proceed with the facial, she dismissed Heather’s discomfort and attributed it to sensitive skin.

By the end of the treatment, the seasoned beauty director knew that she had experienced a facial gone wrong. Her skin appeared red and raw, and she felt a beating sensation.

She quickly saw her board-certified dermatologist, who informed her that she’d likely suffered chemical burns and prescribed a topical treatment to minimize the risk of scarring.

Following her physician’s recommendations, Heather’s wounds began to improve after one-and-a-half weeks and fully healed by two weeks.

Tips to Ensure a Safe and Effective Facial

To avoid being a victim of facials gone wrong, it’s important that patients take necessary precautions before and during treatment.

You should always research the provider, including his/her education, training, and years of experience. It’s also essential to listen to your gut if you find yourself in a similar situation as Heather.

In the event that you are in pain and the provider is not appropriately responding to your feedback, you should feel free to discontinue the facial and leave. No matter how awkward it may initially be.

Learn More About Facial Treatments

If you are considering a facial in Northern Virginia and want to ensure a safe and effective treatment, please contact Lumiere Skin and Laser today to schedule a consultation with one of our highly skilled and experienced providers.

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