With any aesthetic treatment, there is a chance of an adverse outcome. If a client has a contraindication to a service it should not be performed. If that happens and the treatment has a negative effect, who bears the responsibility for this? In this case, a consent form will be your lifesaver. If you want to know how, read on.
What is included in a consent form?
A consent form always asks for personal information such as name, age, address and phone number. Important topics such as allergies, illnesses or medications are also important to include in a consent form. So you are already professionally aware of possible contraindications. By knowing prior to the treatment what possible contraindications of your client are, you can prevent a lot of trouble afterwards.
Apart from personal information about the client, a consent form also mentions possible risks that may occur with the chosen treatment. With this you inform the client immediately what the risks are of the treatment. On the consent form you indicate that the client has recognized these risks before the treatment and still wants to proceed.
Nowadays there are hundreds of different beauty treatments offered. But unfortunately not every treatment is for everyone. While filling out a consent form, it is important to talk to your client to find out what his / her wishes are.
If your client has impossible expectations of the treatment, this is the time to adjust the expectations of the client.
Here are the most important questions you can ask your client to make them more comfortable while also making you more aware of their needs:
- When getting to know your client, ask them what they like.
- What brow shapes do they find beautiful
- What is their story with their brows?
- What look are they going for?
- Have they used Supercilium before?
- Have they had the chosen treatment before
- Have they had their brows shaped/waxed/threaded before?
- Do they have a color preference?
- Are they aware of the contraindications?
For some treatments, it might be helpful to let your client fill out a consent form or a waiver.
What is it useful for?
A consent form is useful for several reasons. First of all, a consent form is even mandatory in
Countries like United Kingdom and United States. Check to see if it is required in your country and for which treatment.
Most treatments have contraindications. This means that some treatments cannot be performed on people with certain allergies, diseases or medications. It is very important to clearly state these contra indications. Advice is also never to perform a treatment on a person with a medical contraindication.
For example: A person who has a PPD allergy should not be dyed with henna/hybrid dye.
In addition, people may also be unfit for a particular treatment. It is important that you advise the client well before a treatment and also state your advice in the consent form so that afterwards you are not blamed if the treatment did not work or is not as desired. For example: A person has short eyelashes and would like a lash Lift. Despite you advising against this and explaining to the client that the possible result is minimal she still wants to do it.
In addition, you protect yourself and your client with a consent form. It is necessary to clearly state all risks of a treatment prior to the treatment. Your client must know what risks he/she may incur as a result of the treatment. If complications do occur after treatment you can't be held liable.
Where can I find the consent form?
On our website we have a Supercilium consent form for Henna Brows and Brow & Lash Lamination. You can find these forms in the FAQ at the bottom of the website.
Or click on the following link to download the Brow Henna consent form: Brow Henna consent form 2021-2.pdf
And theBrow & Lash Lamination consent form: Brow & Lash Lamination consent form.pdf
If you want to create one yourself you can of course do this as well. There are numerous websites that offer a pre-made template that you can personalize to your preferences.