A housewife suffered from serious reactions after using a facial scrub at a local beauty parlour in Guntur. Ms M. Kanyakumari had visited Sandhya’s Ladies Beauty Parlour for makeup following which she experienced burning sensation and her face became black.
When she went to GGH Guntur, doctors said that she had suffered a chemical reaction due to the facial scrub and prescribed treatment for two months and asked her not to expose herself to the sun. Ms Kanyakumari’s family is now planning to sue the beauty parlour.
Meanwhile, the owner of the parlour, Ms M. Sandhya, has removed the display board from in front of her house and did not comment on the incident. Her husband, Mr M. Venkatarao, said that the beauty parlour was being run from their residence and it did not have a license. He said that his wife had applied “marigold skin soothing scrub and facial cream” on Ms Kanyakumari’s face and had then applied steam to remove the dead skin.
Dermatologist at GGH, S. Nageswaramma, who diagnosed the victim, suspected that the beautician might have applied glycolic or other acids in order to peel off the dead skin, a procedure that is supposed to be done only by dermatologists or specialized experts. She added that the victim was recovering and she would be normal within weeks. She said that the victim could file a case against the owners of the beauty parlour at the consumer forum.
Advocate Pulivarthi Srinivas informed that the victim could lodge a case against the owners under IPC Section 337. Arundalpet CI A.V. Siva Prasad said that the police had not received any complaint on the issue and added that if the victim lodged a case against the parlour, the police would initiate action.