In todays blog we are talking about lash extensions on pregnant clients.
Whilst regulations differ between suppliers, we thought we would put together some advice and tips and explain our guidelines when it comes to lashing pregnant clients.
Firstly, you'll need to check with your insurance, however it's likely your insurance company will advise to contact your supplier. If this happens, then you'll need to contact your supplier and ask for their guidelines on lashing pregnant clients.
Can I lash a pregnant client?
Regulations on carrying out lash extensions on pregnant clients differ between suppliers. At LashBase our guidelines state that it is possible to complete a set of lash extensions on a pregnant or breastfeeding client. However the decision lies on you and your client after reading about the risks involved.
Will a pregnant client be at more risk of reaction?
A pregnant client will experience a change in hormones which may heighten their risk of reaction. Hormone imbalance can also have an effect on lash retention, it is important to explain this, in detail, to the client. This way, the client can make an informed decision about whether to proceed with the treatment.
Pregnant and breastfeeding clients are restricted when it comes to taking prescribed medication. It is imperative that the client seeks medical advice should a reaction occur in these circumstances.
Can pregnancy effect lash retention?
Every woman has different experiences with hair growth and hair loss during pregnancy. Hormones also affect lash retention. Hormones in the body can greatly affect the lifespan of the eyelash extensions and cause a surge in lash loss.
Therefore the eyelash extensions might not last as long whilst the client is pregnant and after they've had a baby. The client may have to visit your studio more often than they may expect. So that your client is not in for a last-minute surprise, it is better to educate them about this natural change beforehand.
Remember: you are NOT medically trained to give advice on medication. Always advise your client to speak to their midwife or medical provider before having a lash treatment. Always follow your insurance guidelines.
Treatment tips for pregnant clients
After the first trimester (12 weeks) it is not advised for the client to lie flat on their back as it could restrict blood flow to the baby.
Things that may help:
• Placing a wedge under the right hand side tilting them slightly on to their left hand side or propping them up will help.
• Allow extra time for the treatment as breaks may be required.
• See the client more regularly for shorter periods of time.
• A post application cleansing wash may help to reduce a reaction.
We hope you found this blog post helpful. Make sure to educate your client on all the above points so they can make an informed decision about whether to have lash extensions. Remember the decision lies on you and your client after reading about the risks involved.
As always if you have any questions feel free to send us a DM on Instagram @LashBase_US and we'll be happy to help.