Classic Semi Permanent Eyelash Course

The Patch Test – Module 5

Patch Tests

A patch test is one of the most important part before applying eyelashes. It should be conducted at least 24-48 hours before the treatment, to make sure that the client is not allergic to the glue.

Before proceeding with the test you should explain to a client about carrying out a patch test and that it’s still not 100% guaranteed to show up a reaction.

Once the patch test has been done, make sure your client signs on the consultation form to prove this.

The patch test can be applied in two ways – One being a small dot of the eyelash glue placed behind the client’s ear.

The second is placing a couple of eyelashes to the outer corner eyelashes. It is important to explain to the client the effects of the negative reaction.

Whilst doing the patch test, explain to the client the adverse reactions they could get and what to do if they if contract any of these.

Ask the client to also contact you if any of the reactions occur.

How do you know if a client is having a reaction?

  • Itchy
  • Swollen
  • Red
  • Puffy
  • Irritation in any way

What do I do if someone reacts?

Tell them to take Antihistamine’s straight away. If really bad then to consult a doctor.

If you have applied lashes, you need to get them in for a removal straight away.

Depending how bad the reaction is, consult a doctor.

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