5 Things to Know About Eyelash Extensions

8/9/2017 12:00:00 AM | Bucky LaFountain
5 Things to Know About Eyelash Extensions

Eyelash extensions are individual lashes made from various materials. The procedure can be expensive and time consuming but the end result can provide certain advantages; such as providing additional emphasis to your eyes while also virtually making eye makeup unnecessary. On the flip side however, there are some disadvantages and side effects associated with this procedure such as red eyes, eye swelling and irritation or worse. So what should a person be aware of to avoid any negative outcomes? Let's take a look into 5 things everyone should know before getting eyelash extensions:

  1. Certified Technician: When searching for someone to apply eyelash extensions it is critical to confirm that they are a certified technician. Certified technicians are trained to take the appropriate steps required to avoid or mitigate risk. Some of these steps include knowing what products to use to limit skin irritation and how to spot allergic reactions and take the appropriate precautionary steps when necessary.

  2. Eyelash Extension Waiver: Waivers seem to be a bureaucratic nuisance to most, however when it comes to your eye health and vision you can never be too careful. When filtering through possible providers opt for the ones that have waivers. The technicians that require a waiver are usually the ones that have a firm understanding of the risks and can thoroughly explain them to you
    before committing to the process.

  3. Allergic Reactions: Although allergic reactions are rare during this procedure they still do occur. Be aware of the products that they use and confirm that you have no history of allergic reactions to these products and/or chemicals.

  4. Clean Work Environment: Make sure the technician you select for the procedure and his/her working environment is clean and sanitary. Confirm that they wash their hands, wear masks, use sanitary pillow covers, sterilize their tools, such as tweezers, and use disposable eyelash brushes. Bacterial infections can lead to conjunctivitis/pink eye and other potentially potent pathogens that can be hard to treat.

  5. Eyelash Extension Product Quality: A Japanese web-based survey found that 26.5 percent of people that opted for eyelash extensions experienced a reaction such as irritation, swollen eyelids, and itchiness. Many of these cases relate back to the quality of product that was used, specifically the glue which contained formaldehyde. By using quality American made glues that do not contain this chemical you can decrease your chances of experiencing any of the above symptoms.

There are many benefits to opting in for this procedure; however it is critical to be aware of the threats and potential risks associated with it. By taking the above precautionary steps people can enjoy their long, thick beautiful eyelashes while reducing the chances of developing unpleasant and harmful side effects.