Disqualifications & Contraindications

When consulting with your client you may encounter disqualifications or contraindications that may prevent you from administering treatment. Contraindications are any conditions your clients might have that would prohibit you from proceeding with their requested treatment. If your client has any of these conditions, the only way you can proceed is if you receive written confirmation from their General Practitioner with permission to move forward. This is a protection for you and the client. If your client is unsure about any health condition, consulting with their doctor before the treatment is the best course of action.


Ask and document all health conditions and compare with the list on your client intake form. If you move ahead with treatment knowing that they have a contraindication, it could potentially worsen their condition. Below are some common health problems that are possible contraindications for the Lash Lift treatment.

• AIDS/HIV

• Psoriasis/Eczema 

• Recent Permanent Makeup (at least 6 weeks)

• Sunburn

• Blood Thinners

• Scar Tissue in the Brows


•Recent Eye Surgery

• Alopecia

• Skin Disease/Disorder 

• UltraSensitive Skin 

• Pink Eye

• Brow Growth Serum

• Use of oral or topical Roaccutane or Retin-A, vitamin A or other such products in the previous 3 months for the treatment of acne or other dermatological conditions  

remember:

Not all clients are suitable for lash lifts

precautions & protocols

Ask and document all health conditions and compare with the list on your client intake form. If you move ahead with treatment knowing that they have a contraindication, it could potentially worsen their condition. Below are some common health problems that are possible contraindications for the Lash Lift treatment.


Ask your clients if they are using any type of retinol, AHA, BHA, or prescription topical creams for their skin. If you client has a prescription, they will need to consult their dermatologist prior to brow lamination for a doctor’s note or clearance. If they are using creams with retinol, AHA, or BHA without a prescription, they will need to discontinue use before the procedures and a few days after. Your client’s safety and well being needs to be a top priority so it’s better to be safe.


risks & side effects

As with every cosmetic treatment, lash lifts presents potential minor risks and side effects for your clients. Lash Lifts may be non invasive, but as with any procedure you and your client are presented with potential side effects that you need to go over with your clients. 


The most common side effects are swelling, redness, peeling, itching, or bumps due to skin irritation from the chemicals. These side effects occur usually around the eyelid or eyes. 


Clients should wait 8 weeks or longer to have their eyelashes done again to prevent damage. Your eyelashes are made of hairs which can potentially sustain damage from the lamination process. Dryness and damage are side effects commonly seen from laminating the brows too soon, so be sure to schedule follow up lash lift appointments no sooner than 8 weeks. 



additional considerations

Questions To Ask Over Phone:

- Is your skin sensitive?
Tell them how the skin on the eye lids are very sensitive areas. You should keep in mind that sensitive skin is more likely to swell during aftercare. If the skin swells, he or she may have to stop working for a while, then resume after the swelling has subsided.
 
- Do you have any scars?
The solutions are safe for there skin, however you do not want to place them over damaged or healing skin. If they have a scar on their eyelids, you need to know where and if you can work around it or if it disqualifies them.

- Did you have a Permanent Makeup Procedure or Eye Surgery?
If your client has had one of these procedures done on the eyes, around the eye area, or in the brows then they will have to wait until it's completely healed. For permanent makeup, they should wait at least 6 weeks until they have additional work done to reduce complications.

- Do you wear contacts?
For eyeliner procedure, make sure they're not being worn. The eyes will be sensitive, and shouldn't be worn even after the procedure for about a day or two.

Health & Safety

A major benefit to performing lash lift treatments is you do not need any additional healthy and safety training. This procedure may require minimal licensing or no licensing since it's a purely cosmetic procedure. You will need to check your state licensing requirements. There is no exposure to blood therefore you do not need a blood borne pathogen training. 

The only things you will need are basic Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and a sanitation protocol. 

The Personal Protective Equipment or PPE you will need are:
- Gloves
- Masks 

Sanitation Protocols to follow are:
1. Always wash your hands before and after the procedure
2. Always use gloves with touching your client or performing the procedure
3. Keep your work place clean and sterilized
4. Use alcohol or bleach based cleaning supplies
5. Always clean your tools

over processed hair


Over processing is a hazard you may face when performing lash lifts on a client. 

Over processing is when a solution is left on a client’s hairs for too long. When you over process hairs, the results are unwanted curling or frizzing of the hair strands. 

The result of over processing may not show up immediately, but after 24 hours your client will see the results.

Once over processing occurs, there isn’t much you can do. Your client will need to apply Castor Oil or a Nourishing Serum to their hairs religiously to help with the healing process. 

Avoid over processing at every cost. Here are some tips to help you avoid over processing clients.

TAKE YOUR TIME. When you speak with your clients and fill out their intake forms. 
NOTE WHAT TYPE OF HAIR THEY HAVE. Ask them what their hair type is if you’re unsure. 

Fair hair will over process faster than any other kind of hair. Fair hair is thin, fine, and usually a form of blonde. 

In our training we have the time for fair hair 4-6 minutes of processing. DO NOT GO OVER.Cut down the time on processing times if you encounter fair or fine hair. 

Another tip is to AVOID THE TIPS OF THE HAIRS. Brush the serums onto the hair strands, but do not touch the tips of the hairs to avoid over processing. 

The results from brow lamination are astounding, but the results from over processed hairs are irreversible. This can tarnish your reputation as an artist. 

If you’re ever unsure of a hair type, CUT DOWN THE PROCESSING TIME. It’s better they come in for an additional procedure after the 8 week waiting period, than to leave with over processed hairs. 

LESSON 2 RECAP

Let's go over everything we have learned in this lesson. It's valuable to review the highlights of the recently absorbed information to help new knowledge stick. We hope you're enjoying the course so far and we'll see you in the next lesson.


What are disqualifications and contraindications?

Disqualifications and contraindication are reasons why your client would be unable to have a procedure performed.


What are some examples of disqualifications?

There are many possible health issues that you should consider.  We recommend printing a list of contraindications for your records. A few examples would be a recent PMU procedures, AIDS/HIV, eye surgery, or pink eye to name a few.


Is everyone suitable for lash lifts?

No, not everyone is suitable. You need to consider their skin conditions, disqualification, and contradictions. 


How can you avoid over processed hair?

- Note their hair type; if it's fine hair cut down the processing time

- Avoid the tips of the hair when applying the serums

- When in doubt of their hair type, ask them or cut down processing time

- Processing time for fine or thin hair is 4-6 minutes


If a client has a contraindication, how can they be allowed to have the procedures done?

When your clients inform you of a contraindication, they can have it done only if they receive a letter from their general practitioner stating it is okay.


What's a precaution you should take with creams or serums your client may be taking?

Ask your clients if they are using any type of retinol, AHA, BHA, or prescription topical creams for their skin. If so, they will need to consult their dermatologist prior to a lash lift for a doctor’s note or clearance. Your client’s safety and well being needs to be a top priority so it’s better to be safe.


How long should clients wait for their next appointment?
Client should wait at least 8 weeks before having another lift done.

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