What Are Eyelash Extensions?
There are three types are eyelash extensions: synthetic, silk and mink. They are come in a variety of sizes and shapes. eyelash extensions are usually applied by a technician in a beauty salon, using tweezers and a specially formulated, semi-permanent glue.
Are Lash Extensions and Glue Safe for Eyes?
infection can come from inducting in the shop or damage to the eye during application.
Ingredients in the glue can cause allergic reactions. In the past, some of these glues have contained the allergen formaldehyde. An hypersensitivity can trigger pain, itching, redness and swelling. It may even temporarily interfere with vision.
Rubbing, tugging or pulling can fracture your natural lashes, and even cause permanent damage to the eyelash follicle. Although rare, extensions can also lead to fibers getting stuck under the eye tissue, which may require surgical removal.
How Eyelash Extensions Are Applied
In fact, eyelash extension is requires quite a bit of skill, and due to the precision required to place individual lashes, it is often compared to microsurgery — except it’s usually performed in a spa or salon by an aesthetician or technician rather than a trained eye care professional.
Most aestheticians or technicians apply eyelash extensions using two pairs of tweezers. The first pair is used to separate your natural eyelashes. After a few seconds, the two will bond together.
Typically, anywhere from 40 to 100 eyelash extensions are applied per eye.
What Can Go Wrong
Certainly, anytime you’re touching an area near the eye, there’s cause for concern. But with eyelash extensions, problems don’t usually result from shapewears.
An article published in Consumer Reports discusses several cases in which patients experienced infections and hypersensitivity to the formaldehyde-based adhesives that were used to apply their eyelash extensions. The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) likewise responded to reports cautioning consumers about the dangers of cosmetic eyelash extensions.
How long does it take to apply lash extensions?
Everyone has different lashes, and depending on the condition of your own natural lashes, lash experts can only go a certain length or thickness. (This is to ensure that your own lashes remain healthy.) For example, if your natural lashes are on the shorter, thinner side, you won’t be able to get a crazy,sudden Kim Kardashian look, because it won’t last.
What happens when you cry?
If you experience any burning or discomfort during the procedure, causing your eyes to tear or making you cry, this is a huge red flag and you should certainly speak up. You may need to have your technician change the glue. Getting lash extensions should be a completely pain-free experience.