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The Importance of Permanent Makeup Patch Tests

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The Importance of Permanent Makeup Patch Tests

The Importance of Permanent Makeup Patch Tests

With any permanent makeup treatment there is one thing you MUST have before treatment commences and it could save your face.

A patch test should be carried out at least 24-48 hours before any permanent makeup is applied. This is a simple step which takes just a few seconds to do but could save you a lot of hassle and heart ache.

Using a lancet, the skin should be pierced and the pigment applied, and also any topical anaesthetic that will be used. This feels like a tiny scratch and may sting for a split second, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Reactions include, rashes, major swelling (there will be a little swelling after a treatment, but this is normal and should go down within a few days) inflammation, irritation, soreness and sometimes lumps under the skin.

Having a negative patch test result does not mean that you won’t develop a reaction in the future, but as long as you don’t show any signs of a reaction during the patch test you should be fine to go ahead with a treatment if you wish.

It amazes me that there are still some technicians out there that are happy to perform a treatment without carrying out a patch test first. Not only is it so easy to do but the clients health should ALWAYS be put first.

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