If you work in an eyelash extension spa, you may at one time have a pregnant woman coming to you for a lash extension service. The main question you ask yourself is, ‘is it safe?
A pregnant woman who wishes to have lash extensions should wait until the end of the first trimester before she can think of having lash extensions. This is because the risk of having a miscarriage is higher during the first stages of the pregnancy and you would not want to take risks especially when another life is involved.
Every eyelash extension spa should have an insurance which will help them cover compensation in case anything goes wrong when applying the lashes. If your insurance does not cover pregnant women, you should avoid carrying out the lash extension treatment on them until they have delivered.
An expectant woman should talk to her doctor before she has the lashes so that she can be advised from a professional point of view. There are some who have a history of miscarriage and there are also those whose pregnancy is full of complications from conception to the last day they will deliver. Such people should not get a lash extension as it would be risky.
As the pregnancy is advancing towards the third trimester, a woman may not be able to lie on her back and it would be difficult to work her. She will get tired in any position after only a short while and may not endure the two hours that a lash extension treatment will take. If this is the case, it would be wise to shelf the lash application until after delivery when she will be able to endure the two-hour duration that she will be lying down.
An aesthetician who is working on a pregnant woman must be very swift so that she will complete the process in the short time she can endure. As a result, a person who is just starting off with lash extension application might not be the best person to work on a pregnant woman.
It will also be important to note that a pregnant woman cannot lie on her back for long due to the risks involved. An aesthetician should look for alternative ways to make her as comfortable as possible. This can be done by use of pillows that will be placed on her back to ensure that she is not completely lying on her back.
The aesthetician who is working on a pregnant woman should also be very patient since she will be taking a lot of breaks between the applications. This, however, varies with individuals as there are some who will lie on their side while tilting their head upwards and will comfortably remain in that position until the lash application is over.
Another great option that an aesthetician can consider when working on a pregnant woman is working on her as she sits on a massage chair. Some massage chairs are made in such a way that you will be able to tilt the head upwards without making the pregnant woman uncomfortable. Whatever will work best for a client is what should be adopted as the condition is not permanent.