Contraindications for the eyelash extension procedure
There are certain conditions on which you must refuse to serve the client to prevent inflicting harm on their health or even your own.
Here is the list of such conditions:
Pink eye (bacterial or virous)
Dry eye syndrome
Any allergic reactions on the eyes (teary eyes, redness, itchiness)
Physical damage around the eye (scratches, abrasions, sores, etc.)
Any disease that spreads by airborne transmission (chickenpox, tinea, mange, tonsils, pertussis, flue or common cold)
Always ask your client to sign an agreement before the procedure. This agreement shall list all the contraindications and in case your client deliberately hides one or more of aforementioned conditions from you – it exonerates you from responsibility for possible side effects.
There are also certain body conditions that may serve as a reason to refuse serving a client:
Incomplete eyelid closure. If a person closes their eyes but their eyelids don't close all the way, leaving a gap in which you can see the sclera, there's a high possibility of them getting a chemical burn from adhesive fumes. It's possible to work with such clients, but you'll need to fixate their lower eyelid with a small band-aid or a piece of surgical tape.
Hair loss. There are several stages of this medical condition. If the person has most of their eyelashes intact, you can perform the procedure. But you must keep in mind that such clients have weaker, more fragile lashes, which you should take into consideration when choosing extensions for them. It's also possible that these clients' lashes will stay on for a shorter amount of time.
Excessively oily skin and hair. Skin fat negatively affects the adhesive, so it's highly likely that such clients' lashes will stay on for a shorter amount of time, which you should warn them about beforehand.
Oversensitive skin. Any kind of touch next to the oversensitive area is highly unpleasant for these clients, so the procedure might end up being extremely uncomfortable for them. Also, their risk of getting an allergic reaction is higher.
Chemotherapy. Just like with the hair loss, there are several stages of this condition, so if the client has most of their lashes intact, you can proceed with the procedure. But keep in mind that they might not be able to wear extensions for long, and skin becomes more sensitive and prone to allergic reactions due to chemotherapy drugs.
Pregnancy. If a pregnant woman should get eyelash extensions is a very popular question. There are no specific contraindications for the procedure, but every woman's body goes through a lot of changes during the pregnancy. Sometimes those changes might be unpredictable. That heightens allergic reaction risk and increased skin fat secretion. Moreover, during late stages of pregnancy it's not recommended to spend a lot of time on your back.
Always ask your clients to remove their contact lenses before the procedure.