Apply 2-3 lash fans on one eye. Wait 48 hours for any symptoms to occur. If there is no reaction you can go ahead with a full set or refill. If there are signs of an allergic reaction remove lashes and do not perform any further services on this client. Lashes and lash glue are made solely for eyelashes do not practice a patch test on any other part of the body.
Blepharitis – an inflammation of the eyelids that affects the oil glands. Symptoms can occur in one or both of the eyes and are common but not limited to watery or red eyes, itchy eyelids, red swollen eyelids, flaking of the skin around the eyes, sensitivity to light, frothy tears and loss of eyelashes.
Conjunctivitis – also known as pink eye. Inflammation and infection of the conjunctiva (the clear membrane that lines the white part of the eye and inner surface of the eyelids). Symptoms can occur in one or both eyes and are common but not limited to redness, itching, tearing and discharge that forms a crust.
Atopic Dermatitis – is a type of eczematous skin condition that results in super sensitive dry, scaly patches that can be very itchy. Scratching can cause further irritation and bacterial infection. Only once the itch is controlled can treatment begin.
You can expect that approximately 3-5% of the human population will eventually develop a cyanoacrylate allergy. An eyelash glue allergy may develop many exposures later. It is possible to develop an eyelash glue allergy at any point in someone’s life, and why someone suddenly develops an eyelash glue allergy is unclear. Eyelash glue allergy may present itself as red, swollen/puffy, itchy eyelids with possibly flaking skin. It typically becomes noticeable on both eyelids after 24-48 hours after the lash appointment.
If your client were to develop an allergy, it is best to remove the eyelash extension, have them seek medical attention if the reaction continues, and refrain from reapplying lashes on the client.