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 itโ€™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 wonโ€™t develop a reaction in the future, but as long as you donโ€™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.