By Melissa Rees
Pick 4 contraindications below and explain what the issue is:
- Stye: A stye is inflammation of the eyelid, associated with a small collection of pus. In most cases the infection is caused by the staphylococcus bacteria or hordeolum. Styes are a bacterial infection, they can be found on the inside or outside of the eyelid, looking like a pimple with a whitehead, they can be very sore and uncomfortable. They occur when one of your glands along your eyelid are clogged and irritated. To treat and heal styes you can: use warm compresses, clean your eye with mild soap and water, use a warm tea bag pressed to sore area, take over the counter painkillers and at last you should definitely avoid using contact lenses and wearing any eye makeup. Follow these steps and wait until your stye is completely gone before obtaining an eye service of any kind.
- Hypersensitive Eyes: Also known as “Photophobia” isn’t a condition, it is a symptom of another problem. Examples of issues that cause hypersensitive eyes are: migraine headaches, dry eyes and swelling inside your eyes. These symptoms are all linked to light sensitivity. Other issues that cause hypersensitive eyes are corneal abrasion, wearing contact lenses too long, eye infections, meningitis, medications and the list goes on. Ways to treat hypersensitive eyes or photophobia range from taking migraine medication to using eye drops to reduce inflammation. Using artificial tears for dry eyes or taking medicated eye drops for corneal abrasion. To treat hypersensitive eyes you must identify what the sensitivity is from before receiving an eye service.
- Weak Eyelashes: Can be caused by eye infections, thyroid imbalance, and vitamin E deficiency. These issues plus wear and tear from eye rubbing or poor makeup habits, are all causes of thinning or weak lashes. You may have an allergic reaction to mascara, causing damage to your eyelashes, even women experiencing menopause often have hormonal imbalances, resulting in thin hairs. Ways to get your lashes strengthened are: proper removal of eye makeup, green tea intake, brushing your lashes to stimulate lash growth with a proper lash comb, using coconut oil to clean and moisturize (because it is light and natural for lashes) and lastly even proper diet can help in rejuvenation of weak lashes. Another option is getting in touch with a reliable lash technician to inquire about an eyelash serum to see if that’s a safe option for you.
- Skin Disorder (eye area): Eyelid Dermatitis is a common condition that causes the skin on or around the eyelid to become dry, itchy and irritated. This may include: eczema, psoriasis, or seborrheic dermatitis, on the eyelids. When the cause is an allergen or irritant, the condition is called contact dermatitis or irritant contact dermatitis. Symptoms of these skin disorders are: itching, swelling, pain or burning sensation, a red rash or scaly, irritated skin or thickened, creased skin. Treatment options for these skin disorders are use of a topical corticosteroid cream or ointment, systemic corticosteroids (used when a bacterial infection is also present), antifungal/antiviral medications to remove itchiness and improve sleep, topical calcineurin inhibitors and skin barrier-repairing moisturizers.
Four of these examples of contraindications that have been explained by cause to treatments, need to be found, examined and discussed before continuing with any eyelash treatment wanted by the client. Ignoring these issues can cause the person much more harm and grief by use of products containing chemicals, which can cause a reaction or further outbreak if not carefully examined and cared for prior the service. Proper eye and eyelash care is the first step in avoiding contraindications and proper assessment of the client before the desired procedure.
- HofG Lash Lift + Tint Student Melissa Rees