Every eyelash extension specialist will benefit from information on how to distinguish an allergic reaction from irritation. In order to prevent their occurrence and, if this has already happened, to avoid unpleasant consequences. And because eyelashes are directly connected to the eye, which is so important. Eyelash services should be at a high level.
Allergy and its manifestations.
Allergy or hypersensitivity is considered a disease, the nature of which is not well understood. The human immune system is programmed to respond to a certain level of threats by producing antibodies that can resist various allergens. And the hypersensitive immune system can react with a pathological reaction to anything, in this case, to the components of the glue and, very rarely, even to the material used to make eyelashes. And even premium quality.
This happens according to statistics in one client out of 100, and depending on the degree of the allergic reaction, it may be accompanied by the following manifestations:
- dryness and redness of the eyes;
- itching and burning at the junction of your own and synthetic eyelashes;
- with severe allergies, swelling of the eyelids, lacrimation, increased body temperature, coughing, and sneezing occur.
Unfortunately, it is impossible to predict in advance how the client’s body will react to the new chemical components of the adhesive, and this can only be learned through experience. However, it does not mean at all that eyelash extensions are contraindicated for an allergy sufferer. A person can be allergic to pollen, peanuts, or strawberries, and the immune system will perceive the glue quite calmly. But! With seasonal exacerbations of allergic reactions, you should dissuade the client from the procedure.
So allergies may develop some time after the build-up, but after taking antihistamines, the symptoms go away. This is the main difference between allergy and irritation.
Irritation and its manifestations.
You, as a master, know that direct contact of the glue with the skin of the eyelids is unacceptable and you must strictly observe this rule. However, irritation can still appear and it manifests itself in the same way as the classic symptoms of allergies. Redness of the eyes and burning the sensation.
The causes of irritation are different:
- most often these are pairs of cyanoacrylate glue;
- less often – errors during the procedure, when artificial eyelashes pull down natural hairs;
- mucosal burn or mechanical injury to the eye.
The second and third points are the results of blatant unprofessionalism, and they probably do not apply to you.
Taking antihistamines for irritation is useless, and if a negative reaction was caused by cyanoacrylate vapors, itching and redness disappear on their own within a day, but usually much faster. If this did not happen, and pain sensations are added to the symptoms, a serious mistake was made in the technique of performing the procedure.
Can I get eyelash extensions if I have an allergy?
Let’s face it, even if they are with breathtakingly gorgeous lash extensions.
You can offer the client two options for the development of events:
- remove artificial hairs and refuse the procedure in the future;
- for the entire period of wearing eyelashes, take antihistamines, because since there is an allergy, it will not go anywhere, and the drugs only relieve its manifestations.
In this case, the client decides, although, in fairness, the first option is most preferable.
So now let’s figure out how to limit the influence of the main irritant – cyanoacrylate glue vapors and follow all the rules that ensure the safety of the client.
How to avoid irritation.
The organs of vision themselves are very sensitive, and even professionals do not guarantee the complete absence of irritation. To make the client happy. When you are satisfied with the result of your work, do not forget to follow simple rules:
- ensure good ventilation and ventilation in the room;
- do not forget about the humidifier;
- use glue with a minimum level of fumes;
- work with disposable materials.
For you, these are probably common truths, as well as the features of eyelash extension techniques. So let me give you advice: always purchase certified materials. So this will not be able to protect the client from a possible allergy, but in 99% of cases it eliminates the appearance of irritation.