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#4207 - 07/19/03 09:44 AM Second degree burn from "VEET" hair removal product. Help?
candy Offline
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Registered: 07/19/03
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Loc: Anaheim
My husband had such a bad experience with "VEET" hair removal product. He applied it to his beard area after doing the patch test even. And with in seconds his face was burning and we noticed blood seeping through the cream. He immediatly rinse it off and his whole face was red and bleeding, there was also some clear fluid coming out of his pores. I felt so bad for him. nothing helped for three days. We went to the doctor and the he said he had second degree chemical burn to his face. Now that it has cleared up some we noticed he has some scarring. The thing is it says nothing on the bottle about putting it on your face. We are now in the process of speaking with a lawyer. Whom is happy to know we took pictures. If anyone else has used this product let me know. Please. We cant be the only ones.

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#4208 - 07/19/03 04:49 PM Re: Second degree burn from "VEET" hair removal product. Help?
Aguila Offline
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Registered: 05/11/03
Posts: 199
Candy an SO:

While Veet, Nair and others work very on any other part of the body, they are not to used on the face.
The facial hairs and skin are a little different.
Yea,,,,,,, I know shaving the face sux but there are other alturnatives.
If you want to use a cream for the face, a lot of black men use "Black Majic". It is made for the face and can work but also be careful it will burn also. It comes in a ready to use or mix yourself. I've been told the mix yourself works better. It can be brought and most drug stores.
The second temp method would be to get face waxed. It will hurt big time the first time but can be done. How bad you wanna quit shaving?
Then you could use an epilator and never shave again and no problem of removing hair by epilation. Like any epilator,,,,, it will feel like pin picks but that really isn't uncomfortable
The trird is laser or Electrolsis.
This is the perfered method because it is perm(more or less).

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#4209 - 07/20/03 12:18 PM Re: Second degree burn from "VEET" hair removal product. Help?
GirlHair Offline
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Registered: 04/10/03
Posts: 110
I have been wondering if VEET work, but not on my face since I am a girl. Anyway, I am working below my navel with electrolysis, but since it's going to take awhile, I still need to use depilatory on my bikini line for the summer. Does VEET work??

To the lady who posted this message, I would say that since it doesn't say anything about the face then it's not for the face. There are some depilatory for the face like for women who have mustache, but it must be specifically for that area. The other depilatory products are for bikini, legs, etc as stated on the bottle for less sensitive area.

I am sorry to say this, but it was a really dumb on your part and your husbands. No one should do anything that isn't said on the product label unless stated.

this is the problem with suing companies for things just because it's not stated. it reminds me of the woman whoe burned herself with McDonald's coffee. Just because it didnt' say that the coffee is hot on the cup. *roll eyes*

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#4210 - 07/22/03 02:33 AM Re: Second degree burn from "VEET" hair removal product. Help?
Todd D. Offline
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Registered: 04/01/03
Posts: 80
Loc: Pennsylvania
I've tried several different depilatories including Nair, Sally Hansen, Enleve, and others. I have more negatives to say about them then positives. I used them on my arms and some other areas. With the Nair and Sally Hansen, there was a bunch of hairs left on my arm after leaving it on the required time. It said to leave it on a few minutes longer if most of the hairs weren't being removed. I ended up getting some slight burns from it. Also, various hairs were broken off and some I had to rub harder to get them off. For me, the depilatories didn't lessen the hair regrowth hardly any longer than shaving. I find that funny when they say it will leave you hair free several days longer than shaving. Plus, they smell really bad. I wouldn't recommend them.

Also, if it wasn't listed on the back of the Veet product not to use it on the face, then it is Veet's fault if someone gets burns on their face. The depilatories I used said on the back the places that you shouldn't use it, and all the brands of depilatories should have that listed.

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#4211 - 08/09/03 07:33 AM Re: Second degree burn from "VEET" hair removal product. Help?
GirlHair Offline
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Registered: 04/10/03
Posts: 110
It's not VEET's fault. They stated the places that it SHOULD be used for. It's not necessary to write it down.

This is silly. Companies do this because they are afriad of silly lawsuits.

Just use common sense, if it doesn't say on the bottle, then it's not for the areas NOT stated. If you aren't sure, then ask the company, they usually have a phone number for questions or comments. I am sure they would have told you no.

people do things and decide to go against the instructions foolishly. It's a foolish mistake, but it's not the bottle's fault just because it didn't state so.

I'd say to just learn from your mistakes.

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#4212 - 08/14/03 05:18 AM Re: Second degree burn from "VEET" hair removal product. Help?
Todd D. Offline
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Registered: 04/01/03
Posts: 80
Loc: Pennsylvania
Like I had said before:

If it wasn't listed on the back of the Veet product not to use it on the face, then it is Veet's fault if someone gets burns on their face. The depilatories I used said on the back the places that you shouldn't use it, and all the brands of depilatories should have that listed.

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#4213 - 08/26/03 06:26 AM Re: Second degree burn from "VEET" hair removal product. Help?
roc Offline
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Registered: 08/12/03
Posts: 13
Hi Augila you are 100% right
All of my family use Black magic stuff
I use the cream verson on my face & Head all the time & It will burn both good . If you leave it on to long . But we have been using Black Magic stuff for years . When use in the right way it is a good working stuff & The mix version is less stronger then the cream verson for me & More safer to use then the cream for me
Good luck & Be safe [Cool]

[ August 25, 2003, 11:40 PM: Message edited by: roc ]

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#4214 - 06/04/04 06:54 AM Re: Second degree burn from "VEET" hair removal product. Help?
Meliko Offline
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Registered: 06/03/04
Posts: 4
Loc: toronto
THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!

To all those who are complaining about Veet. ...

There is a petition online which gives you a lot of information about the ingredients in VEET and how it can cause second degree burns on anyone.

It's sickening. I have permanent scars from VEET hair gel remover.

http://www.PetitionOnline.com/kj8627/petition.html

Check it out and I would honestly encourage all of you dissatisfied customers to sign it. A product like that should not exist.

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#4215 - 06/04/04 06:55 AM Re: Second degree burn from "VEET" hair removal product. Help?
Meliko Offline
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Registered: 06/03/04
Posts: 4
Loc: toronto
GirlHair, read the information in the petition and you will see it IS the companies fault.

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#59795 - 02/06/09 03:39 PM Re: Second degree burn from "VEET" hair removal product. Help? [Re: candy]
kirstyentwistle Offline
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Registered: 02/06/09
Posts: 1
i used veet in shower cream, the one with the sponge, when i came to use it i felt a really painful sting, when washing the cream off the water was extremely painful against my leg then found a MASSIVE rash and was in pain for most the night.
when ringing to complain i had to go through a 10 minute questionaire over the phone where i was asked ridiculous questions, when i asked what would happen if there was a fault in the product i got the response of "well i dont know, it would have to be discussed between me and my manager as we haven't had a complaint about veet products before" what a load of bullpoo to be honest i wouldn't recommend veet products to anyone, unless you are willing to have a bad reaction and be in pain for the next week!!!

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