Eyelash extensions have become increasingly popular in recent years, and although the risk of complications is relatively low, it is still possible to develop an infection if proper hygiene practices are not followed. Unfortunately, you could do everything in your power to find a credible beauty salon or technician and still suffer complications.
If you developed a serious infection due to eyelash extensions, you should consider the help of a personal injury lawyer in Fort Lauderdale. They can assess your case and explain your financial recovery options, allowing you to secure the cost of your medical treatment and pain and suffering.
Eyelash Extensions Can Lead to Infections and Other Ailments
Eyelash extensions are synthetic fibers individually attached to natural lashes to enhance their appearance. Applying these extensions is a common beauty technique sought by those who desire fuller and longer lashes. However, there are some potential risks, such as infections.
Signs of infection include:
- Itchy eyes
- Red or pink eyes
- Crusting of the lash line
- Blurred vision
- Loss of eyelashes (shedding)
- Excessive tear film
- Burning sensation
- Swelling of the eyelids
- Sensitivity to light
If you notice these symptoms, whether they are related to eyelash extensions or not, you should seek medical attention promptly. Without medical help, you could suffer permanent damage to your vision.
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You Could Get These Illnesses From False Eyelashes
If unsterilized tools are used during the eyelash extension application process,infections (such as staphylococcus or blepharitis)can occur. They most often develop due to debris or bacteria accumulating in the lashes or adhesive glue.
The following are some infections and other issues that can occur or worsen due to eyelash extensions:
Allergic conjunctivitis occurs when the eyes are exposed to allergens and become red, watery, and itchy. Applying lash extensions to irritated eyes can significantly aggravate these symptoms. If the lash technician was aware that you had this condition and still proceeded with the application, this may be considered a contributory factor if you suffered related losses.
Blepharitis causes the lash follicles to become red and the eyelid to swell. This can be due to allergies, debris, bad hygiene, mites, or dandruff. Similar to conjunctivitis, practitioners should be aware of this issue and possibly postpone the application if this condition is present, as there is a significant risk of adverse reactions and symptoms worsening.
A bacteria-based eye infection known as conjunctivitis, also referred to as “pink eye,” inflames the mucous membrane that covers the front of the eye, turning it pink or red. It can occur due to contaminated lash extensions or adhesives.
Demodex eyelash mites are parasites found inside pores and hair follicles and can cause infection and inflammation. Like with other infections, your technician should have postponed the application of your lash extensions if symptoms were present. This condition is contagious, and it could be spread from client to client.
Commonly referred to as a staph infection, Staphylococcus aureus is a type of bacteria that can cause various infections, including those of the eye. Eyelash extensions and adhesives can become contaminated with bacteria if proper hygiene and sanitation practices are not followed during application.
Who Can Suffer Serious Illnesses From Eyelash Extensions?
Many people get eyelash extensions and carry on with their lives as usual. However, when technicians don’t take proper care to prevent infections and contamination, these parties can suffer life-threatening infections:
- Immunocompromised individuals, such as cancer patients
- Pregnant women, as hormonal changes can increase the likelihood of infection
- Individuals with a history of eye infections and allergies
Even perfectly healthy people can suffer serious infections. When beauticians don’t take proper care to offer sanitized services, they put lives at risk.
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You Can Recover Compensation Following an Eyelash Extension Infection
If you developed an infection or had an existing infection worsen due to eyelash extensions, you could pursue compensation through a personal injury claim or lawsuit. A settlement could offer financial recovery for:
- Medical bills related to treating your infection
- Lost income, if you need to take time off of work
- Diminished future earning capacity if your infection affects your career
- Pain and suffering
- Disability (if you suffered long-term harm to your vision, for instance)
- The cost of anything you spent out of pocket
There may be other damages you can pursue. A personal injury attorney can identify your losses, calculate their worth, and advocate for what you need.
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