A contraindication is a condition or factor that increases the risks involved in a treatment. It is important that you recognize a contra-indication to prevent further harm to the client, yourself and to prevent cross-contamination and infection. If you are your client have any of the below contraindications it is best to not perform the brow lamination on them or yourself.

Medical Conditions which affect suitability for Brow Lamination:

  • Herpes Simplex
  • Psoriasis / Eczema
  • Alopecia
  • Pregnant or breast feeding
  • Recent eye surgery
  • Recent permanent makeup
  • Cuts / Abrasions / Inflammation / Swelling
  • Hemophilia
  • Eye Lift Surgery
  • Cancer
  • Sunburn
  • Very Sensitive Skin
  • Medication (Blood Thinning, Roaccutane)
  • Positive reaction to the patch test
  • Conjunctivitits
  • Recent scar tissue

A contra-action is a reaction after a treatment has been carried out. If a client was to suffer from an allergic reaction post treatment even though a patch test was carried out prior to treatment have them apply a cool compress to the skin to reduce redness and irritation. If the reaction continues the client would need to seek medical advice.

Contra-actions to expect:

  • Erythema – excessive reddening of the skin
  • Minor skin irritation
  • Warm sensation
  • Slight skin tingling

Contra-actions that are not normal:

  • Extreme redness
  • Allergic reaction
  • Extreme sensitivity
  • Burnt skin
  • Blisters
  • Severe itching

If the client experiences any of the above reactions, immediately stop the treatment, remove all products and in severe cases refer to a doctor. You cannot give or recommend the client any medication.