Temporary or permanent loss of eyelashes. Eyelid or corneal infection.
Eyelash extensionsdo not damage eyelashes when applied correctly. To avoid damaging natural eyelashes, eyelash extensions must be carefully selected (length and thickness) and correctly applied to one natural eyelash at a time.
Unlike other permanent makeup procedures, eyelash extensions are expensive. Starter kits can range from 8K to 15K, depending on the type of extensions you choose and the technician's professional experience. In addition to that, you have to do retouching every two or three weeks. Because they stick to natural lashes, they can come off quite easily and good quality replacements can cost up to $7,000.
One of the most common things I've seen in my career is that clients damage their own eyelashes by pulling and touching them. If you pull out the extensions, you're more likely to pull out your own natural lashes as well. This can make your eyelashes look plump and thinner than before you had extensions. Nor can I stress enough the importance of aftercare in keeping eyelashes healthy.
Proper aftercare will not only keep your lashes healthy, but it will also prolong the time between fillers and make your lashes look fuller for longer. In severe cases of not cleaning eyelashes, microscopic mites can inflame the eyes and cause itching. Like head hair, eyelashes can become oily and greasy if not washed. This is a perfect breeding ground for Demodex mites.
A well-placed extension is carefully glued to a natural eyelash and the skin should never be in contact with the glue. The beauty industry has seen it all when it comes to mascaras that increase eyelashes, “miracle growth serums”, hot curlers, you name it. When it comes to safety, dermatologists compare eyelash extensions to acrylic nails; they're not necessarily good for you, but they're not likely to cause serious health problems, so you may decide that the aesthetics of the extensions outweigh the potential side effects (which, most commonly, include irritation, infection and allergic reactions). I always make sure to use eyelash extensions that have the right length and weight that natural eyelashes can support.
One of the scariest things about eyelash extensions is that the process isn't regulated in some states, such as Alabama, Maryland, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho and Wisconsin. Hybrid extensions combine individual and volume extensions, providing more volume and length than the standard variety. If, unfortunately, an eyelash technician made your eyelash extensions that didn't apply them correctly and made one of the three mistakes above (extensions that were too heavy, sticky, or nail tips), your natural eyelashes could be damaged. In the case of eyeliners, daily application can cause product buildup, which is difficult to clean without compromising extensions.
When extensions first arrived on the mainstream market, it seemed like a relatively simple way to achieve faint, wavy eyelashes without the drawbacks of false masks or mascara. In addition, you can surely ask them what their values are and how they preserve the health of natural eyelashes. Since an individual extension is applied to an individual eyelash, that extension will fall off by itself when the natural eyelash comes off. Individual eyelash extensions are applied to each of the individual natural lashes (one extension per natural eyelash) with a semi-permanent glue.