Eyewear during a Laser Hair Removal Procedure

When carrying out a laser hair removal procedure, the eyewear is the most important equipment that should be worn by everyone inside the room where the procedure is being carried out. Most of the accidents affecting the eyes during this procedure are as a result of failure to wear the eyewear, wearing it in the wrong way, or wearing a damaged eyewear.

Every laser emits a different wavelength of radiation and the eyewear worn must have an equal wavelength with what the laser machine is emitting. If the wavelength is not the same, it will not protect you against the radiation from the laser machine.

Below are important points to note concerning the eyewear in the process of laser hair removal:

  • You should only use an eyewear that the laser’s manufacturer recommends that has a wavelength equal to that of the laser machine. The eyewear must also have the required optical density.
  • The eyewear must fit properly on the face to enable it to offer the right protection against the radiation.
  • Always ensure that everyone in the room where the procedure is ongoing has the eyewear on before you turn on the machine.
  • An extra eyewear should be placed outside the door leading to the laser room in case an emergency occurs and another person has to enter the room when the process is ongoing.
  • The eyewear should be stored in a non-transparent case as the coating can be ruined when exposed to daylight severally.
  • Never use an eyewear if it is cracked or does not fit as it will allow light to penetrate into the eyes through the small gaps.
  • Never focus directly on the beam or its reflection even when you have the eyewear on.
  • When cleaning the eyewear, avoid the use of harsh chemicals; use what the manufacturer recommends to avoid causing damage to the eyewear.

Always remember that any damage to the retina can never be repaired and if a customer sues you and says you failed to provide protective eyewear during the process of laser hair removal, it may cost you your profession and may even lead to the closure of your business.

The ordinary goggles cannot protect you from laser radiation and should never be used in place of the eyewear recommended by the laser’s manufacturer.

If the eyewear given had a crack that was not detected before and you accidentally look into the laser radiation, you may experience a temporary flash blindness and get some afterimages. This is a normal response and not a sign of eye injury, just like how the eye reacts to the flash of a camera.

After a period of five to ten minutes, the effect should have faded off. If it does not go away after ten minutes, the retina could have been damaged but it will heal in a duration of a few weeks or even a few days depending on how long your body takes to get oven an infection. To stay safe during the process of a laser hair removal process, keep your eyes shut most of the time as this is the only way you can be sure that the beams will not get into your eyes.

Colored Lash Extensions

If you are a woman who wants to have that bold look, you can go for the colored lash extensions which will give you an outstanding look. Below are the advantages of the colored lash extensions:

  • You will have a more enhanced look: Unlike non-colored lashes which are made to look like your natural lashes, the colored lashes are available in different tones with some being wild while other will give you a subdued look.
  • Colored lashes bring out your eye color and you can ask the therapist to choose a color that compliments and also accents your eyes. For a person with green eyes, the best color is purple; for the blue eyes, the lashes should be green in color while a person with blue eyes should apply blue eyelashes.
  • You can choose a color that compliments the color of your hair and your dressing as well. With these lashes, you will not have to apply a makeup that complements the dressing as the lash extensions already did it for you.
  • You do not have to use a single color of the lash extensions; you can combine colors to give you the effect you desire to have. You will achieve more with the colored lashes that you would if you were only using mascara.
  • Applying colored lash extensions saves the time you would have spent adding color to your eyes and you can spend this time doing other productive stuff.

Disadvantages of colored lashes

  • It is more expensive than the ordinary lashes: to apply the tint on the lashes, you will need professional help as it can be messy if done at home. This will add more expenses to the lash application process.
  • A person with a sensitive skin may develop complications as a result of the chemicals used in making the dye. The complications could either be irritation, burns, or even temporary blindness. To avoid this, you should do a patch test to gauge how your skin will react to the colored lashes.
  • Colored lashes are not approved by FDA: You will be applying the colored lashes at your own risk as the FDA does not approve of them. According to this regulatory body, they could lead to irritation of the eyes or blindness if the dye gets into the eyes.
  • It consumes more time to get the lash extensions dyed and then applied. You will, therefore, have to arrive at the spa earlier and take more time to have the process completed. Application of the non-colored lashes will take less time to apply and can be done on short notice.

The eyes are a very sensitive part of your body and you need to be very careful with anything you do around the eyes. You would not want to suffer from serious complications like blindness in an attempt to look different. If you have a sensitive skin, do not just follow what is tending as you may end up not looking so good. Follow professional advice before applying anything on your eyes and always consider getting services from a good spa that is operated by professionals.


Important Tips a Massage Client Should Know

When you go for a massage in a spa, you should know that you have rights that should be respected. Unfortunately, most of the people are not aware that these rights exist and they take everything that is thrown their way. Below is a list of things you ought to know when seeking massage services:

  • You should be in total control of the session: As a client, you have the right to speak against anything that makes you uncomfortable and you can ask the massage therapist to change.
  • You should not feel pain when being massaged: Pain is not a sign of a great massage session neither is it a normal occurrence during all massage sessions. If you feel pain, tell your therapist that h you are hurting and request him to change.

If he still insists on going on with what is causing you pain, request her to end the session and ask her to leave the massage room so that you can get dressed. You have the right to end the session if it is not going your way.

  • You do not have to remove all your clothes: There is no rule that says that a massage will only be carried out if you are completely naked. When the therapist asks you to undress, you have a right to leave any piece of clothing that you would be uncomfortable without.
  • If you choose to get on with the massage with your clothes on, ensure that the therapist will be able to work without the clothes’ interruption.

Avoid slippery fabrics like a legging or a tight and go for cotton clothes which are loose and will be easily shifted when the need arises.

  • You have the right to either engage in a conversation or remain silent during a massage: Most massage therapists are trained on how to be good listeners without judging their clients. If you feel like venting out your feelings, the therapist should listen and if possible provide support. If it is an issue that needs professional help, the therapist may direct you to a professional.

If on the other hand, you choose to remain silent and get into meditation, daydream or even sleep, you have the right. You only need to politely ask the therapist to allow you get some quiet time.

  • You can bring your massage lotion when coming for the massage: When going for a massage, you can enquire the oils used during a massage and if you are not comfortable having that brand used on your skin, you can request them to allow you carry your own oil.

Some Spas especially those that have more than one branch are known to use the cheapest available brand which could harm your skin.

  • Giving a tip or avoiding it is your choice: Though not every spa allows the giving of tips, some spas encourage the practice. It is your right to either choose to give a tip or choose not to.
  • Giving a tip is a form f appreciation and you can give it if you feel that the therapist has gone out of his way to make you have the best service.

A massage session should be enjoyable and an opportunity to make you relax and let go of all the stress. If anything stresses you, speak up so that the relevant changes can be made to make you as comfortable as possible.