For clients safety and comfort, we must have strict policies in place prior to certain treatments we carry out to ensure we follow brand set guidelines and offer the very best service we can.
No reaction to a patch test is still not a guarantee that a reaction will not occur during or after the treatment.
For some beauty treatments we will require skin test:
- Patch testing for HD Brow and LVL Lash treatments must be carried out a minimum of 48 hours prior to the treatment.
- Patch tests carried out at other establishments are not valid.
- Treatments for 16’s and under are not permitted without Parent/Guardian consent
- Tint treatment must be carried out on anyone aged 16 or under with the consent of parent
HD Brow Patch Testing Policy
- If client has not had skin test then treatment can still be carried out but without the tint.
- HD Brows Patch testing is required a minimum of 48 hours before first treatment and a maximum of 2 weeks prior to treatment. If an existing client we must teste if it’s over 6 months.
- If a reaction should occur within 48 hours, this could be in the form of redness, itching, swelling or similar. Immediately remove patch test and seek advice from a GP or pharmacist. Even if only a slight reaction occurs, professional will not be able to carry out the tint part of the treatment.
- Be aware that if client is taking antihistamines or other medications, they can mask a reaction during the patch test but may not be strong enough to counter a full reaction after the treatment which is an increased risk.
- Professional cannot patch test or carry out the tint part of the HD Brow treatment if any of the following apply:
– A previous allergy/ sensitivity/ problem has been caused by any tint, dye or henna treatments in the past- client has sensitive, irritated or damaged skin around the treatment area.
– Client had a “Black Henna” temporary tattoo in the past, as it will be hypersensitive to PPD due to the large amount found in “Black Henna”. (If this was many years ago and without incident there is still an increased risk) We do not advise having the tint part of this treatment, since this intense exposure may have “awakened the immune system”, making it more likely to react in the event of further exposure.
Lash Extensions Patch Testing Policy:
- Professionals have to patch test for this treatment. Also reactions are more likely in clients who have been wearing lashes for an extended period of time and have built up a resistance to the main ingredient in lash glue which is cyanoacrylate.
- If client decide to have a patch test and if a reaction should occur within 48 hours, this could be in the form of redness, itching, swelling or similar. Immediately rinse the area where tested and seek advice from a GP or pharmacist. We recommend client goes back to the professional to have lashes immediately removed but to take medical advice on this also. Even if only a slight reaction occurs, professional can’t carry out this treatment.
- Please notify immediately the professional should a reaction occur so we can make a full record on client record card.
- If client is taking antihistamines or other medications, they can mask a reaction during the patch test but may not be strong enough to counter a full reaction after the treatment which is an increased risk. I
LVL Patch Testing Policy:
- LVL lashes recommend a patch test before every treatment, however after the first patch test, if client is returning after 6 months then professional must do another patch test and ask client to sign a form prior to every treatment to confirm this.
Tinting Patch Testing Policy:
A tint test must be carried out a minimum of 24 hours before any Lash or Brow tinting.