Patch Testing Information
Patch Tests aren't the most exciting treatments available but it is definitely one of the most important!
I do understand how frustrating it can be to schedule a patch test for me to pop over and complete, however it is done for your own safety and well-being! The test only takes 2 minutes to complete but it is compulsory to have prior to any tinting, lifting or lamination treatments.
What is a Patch Test?
A patch test is a method used to determine if a specific product will cause an allergic reaction before you're fully exposed to the product.
How is a Patch Test carried out?
When I come to you to do your patch test, a small bit of products will be applied either on your arm/behind your ear (for tinting/lash lifts/brow laminations) or you will have a couple of lashes discreetly applied!
It really is a simple thing to do and it'll be completed within a matter of minutes.
Which treatments require a Patch Test?
Treatments that require a patch test are as follows:
- Lash/Brow Tinting
- Lash Lifts
- Brow Lamination
- Eyelash Extensions
When do I need a Patch Test?
Patch tests are required at least 24 hours prior to the treatment to allow adequate time for any reactions that may occur. If you do have a reaction after your patch test then please let me know immediately.
You will be required to have a patch test if any of the following apply:
- If it is your first time having the treatment with myself.
- It has been over 6 months since your last treatment with myself.
- You have had a change in medical health (new medication, new diagnosis, etc).
What happens if I have a reaction?
Due to the tested area being so small, if you were to have a reaction to the patch test then it should only be a mild one. Some redness and slight irritation of the skin may occur - this will tell me that you're not suitable for the particular treatment we are testing for.
There's not guarantee how your body will react to any product which may be used, this is why a patch test is so important! Our bodies can develop any new allergies at any given time!
*PLEASE INFORM ME IMMEDIATELY IF YOU SUFFER ANY REACTION TO YOUR PATCH TEST*
I've already had a Patch Test elsewhere though?
Regardless of if you have had a patch test elsewhere it will still be a requirement for you to have one with myself before any treatments. This is due to numerous reasons including insurance and that different salons may use different products.