Contraindications to treatments
Contraindications to Eyelash Extensions
We would love for you to enjoy eyelash extensions as much as we do.
But there are certain situations in which the treatment shouldn’t be performed and therefore we won’t be able to do the treatment. These are called “contraindications“.
Contraindications are conditions or symptoms that restrict the treatment to go ahead. So if you have one or more of the below conditions, we will need to re-assess whether we are able to do the eyelash extensions treatment:
- Contagious or eye infection disorder Eg. Conjunctivitis
- Hypersensitive skin
- Stye (an abscess filled with puss caused by staphylococcus bacteria)
- Swelling of the eyes
- Cuts or open wounds in the area
- Semi-Permanent make up Eg. eyeliner (healed after 4 weeks)
There are some situations that might need written medical clearance like chemotherapy within the last 6 months or laser eye surgery.
Contraindications to Waxing
Waxing without a doubt is one of the most popular methods of hair removal and it’s very popular at Blink Lashes. The treatment will leave your skin smooth and hair free. But it isn’t the best option for everyone.
We always ensure that our clients have the best waxing experience with us. And there might be some situations where we might not be able to proceed with the treatment.
We won’t be able to proceed with the waxing treatment if you:
- Are taking antibiotics, acne or skin medications Eg. Accutane, Roaccutane and Retinol
- Use skin peeling/thinning products
- Have skin disorders or diseases, E.g. recent haemorrhage, recent scar tissue or bruising
- Are sunburnt
- Have had a waxing treatment in the last 48 hours
If you are pregnant, using oral contraceptives or hormone replacement medication your skin may be more sensitive to waxing. We recommend to have a Patch Test (on a small area of your arm) and see how your skin reacts for 24 hours before getting an entire eyebrow, face or chin wax.
You might be affected if you are using strong exfoliators on your skin. Salicylic acid (found in some toners), alpha-hydroxy acid, and enzymes are all strip cells from the skin. When getting waxing after using these products, it could make your skin red or bleed. We recommend to stop using any strong exfoliators in the area getting waxed for at least three days before, and three to four days after waxing.
Contraindications to Tinting
Eyelash and eyebrow tinting will enhance the general appearance of your eyes and is particularly beneficial for people who play sports (especially swimming). Unfortunately, there are some circumstances where we can’t go ahead with the treatment.
Here are some Contraindications to tinting:
- Blepharitis- (red, irritated and itchy eyes with dandruff-like crusts on the eyelashes)
- Hay fever
- Watery eyes
- Any skin irritation or hypersensitivity around the eye
- Any eye surgery (within 6 months)
- Cuts, bruises and abrasions
- Recent scar tissue
- You’ve had an allergic reaction to the hair dye before