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Why do we Patch Test?

A patch test is a way of checking that you aren't allergic to the products we use. A small amount of the product is used to do a skin test in an innocuous place on your body, for example:

  • For a hair dye patch test, a small amount of dye behind your ear.

  • Eyebrow tint could be put on the inside of your elbow.

Tint Patch Test

If your skin hasn’t come into contact with our tint products before, we will need to perform a patch test before we accept your tint booking. The patch test takes about two minutes!

Our beautician or receptionist will mix up a tint and apply a small dot behind the ear or crook of your elbow. All you need to do is wait for the tint to dry, wipe off excess and monitor the patch for twenty-four hours.

If the patch becomes inflamed, raised, or red at all, it would be best to cancel any tint booking – the skin on your face is more delicate than your elbow and may react painfully. If no reaction occurs, you are good to go!

LVL Patch Test

Our lash lift patch test is a great way of ensuring that you won't experience an irritation.

Using a cotton bud, our beautician or receptionist will apply a small amount of each solution either behind your ear or in the crook of your elbow. Solution residue is wiped off, and area left for 24 hours.

Monitor for any irritation (itchiness, redness, burning) on the skin. If irritation occurs, do not proceed with treatment, and seek medical advice if irritation continues.

What could happen if we don't do a patch test?

If we don't do a patch test, you could have a serious reaction. It could just be an itchy rash or some painful localised swelling. But in extreme cases your eyes might swell up so much you can't see, you could have trouble breathing, or your skin could react so badly you're left with a permanent facial scar. We do not want this to happen to you. This is why you have to have a patch test carried out by us at Beautique. We will be unable to perform the treatment without one as it will void our insurance.

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