Any beginner lash therapist will tell you- ‘It’s the best job in the world. You spend all-day with gorgeous women trying to enhance their natural beauty along with exchanging some sweet-nothings. What could be better than any of

 

Truth is, there isn’t too much to dislike about being a lash therapist. Or wait, perhaps there could be one which you wouldn’t want to deal with early on in your career- Lash infections and disorders!

 

YUCK... it is not something you wish to face early on, but unfortunately as per the terms of your job role; you will eventually come across a situation when your clients may develop some unwanted infection or disorder. And you being the therapist will have to deal with it properly. No way will it be fun, but the good news for you is that it is not too uncommon either.

 

The important thing for you to do would be to consult with your lash extension course trainer and ask her/him to educate you thoroughly on this matter.

 

Lash Infections & How To Prevent It?

 

In words of the CEO and founder of LashXtend Beauty & Training -

 

“Lash infections take place when your eyes or its surrounding areas get exposed to bacteria. Cleaning- Disinfecting - Sterile - Storage of all lash tools is an effective way to prevent eyelash infections from spreading.”

 

  • Putting it more specifically- All specialists of eyelash extensions in Brisbane Southside make it a point to decontaminate the tools. So, it becomes your responsibility too, especially if you come across clients with lash infections.
  • After every application; you should need to clean it with warm water and soap to eliminate all surface particles. One can use barbicide and germicide to mitigate or eliminate the present bacteria.
  • And once all the tools are cleansed properly; you need to sort out a sterile tool storage away from contaminants and chemicals.

 

Few Common Lash Extension Infections Include:

 

Allergic Conjunctivitis- When the eyes are exposed to allergens, dust, mould and bacteria, it turns red, watery and itchy. If you have a client with over sensitive eyes, then they will have allergic reactions to everything around them- including foreign substances like eyelash extensions.

 

Best thing to do would be suggesting them to get it checked by a doctor or wait for the infection to subside.

 

Blepharitis- This happens when the lash follicles develop inflammation due to allergies, mites, dandruff, poor hygiene and some medicines. And if you find a client who’s lash follicles are inflamed, performing eyelash extensions will make it worse. Suggest your client to get it checked by its concerned doctor and wait till it surpasses.

 

Demodex- This is another common infection which results due to eye mites (parasites present inside the pores and hair follicles causing inflammation and infection). If your client has this infection, then suggest her to come back after the infection is over. With that; you should disinfect everything present in the salon simply because these pesty little eye mites can spread very quickly.

 

The Moral Of This Story:

 

These are a few safety rules which all quality lash technicians in Brisbane follow without question. As 90% of lash infections result from dirt, and contamination, keeping all those lash tools for your client’s sake (and yours) becomes extremely vital.

 

If you have only started your career as a lash technician, keep all this in mind and remember your lash extension course training. It will help you deal with such situations better.

Author's Bio: 

The author is an experienced and one of the reputed lash technicians in Brisbane. The author in many of the blogs and articles has focused on the evolving trend of eyelash extension. the author also highlights the unseen problems associated with extension that a person as beginner therapist can encounter.