Medical Conditions

Alopecia
Hair loss that occurs when your immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles, which is where hair growth begins. The damage to the follicle is usually not permanent. If you have this condition, The Lashe recommends coming to the salon for a consultation. Depending on the severity, there are several application options that we would like to discuss with you.

Blepharitis/ Demodex(lash mites)/Dry Eye
Condition of the eyes that causes inflammation and possible infection of the eyelid due to a blocked eyelash follicle. The blockage normally occurs from sebum (oil), dead skin cells and bacteria on the natural lash follicle. Over time without treating this condition the hair follicle can become inflamed and eventually causing the lashes to become thinner and sparser.

Eyelash mites
Tiny mites that are typically described as parasitic and take up residence in a person’s pores and hair follicles. They are typically found in the pores and follicles of the face, especially in such areas as the nose, forehead, and the eyelashes; they may also be found on a person’s cheeks or chin.

Dry eye
Condition in which there are insufficient tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. Tears are necessary for maintaining the health of the front surface of the eye and for providing clear vision. People with dry eyes either do not produce enough tears or have a poor quality of tears. Dry eye is a common and often chronic problem, particularly in older adults.

Eyelash Extension clients will usually develop Blepharitis/Demodex due to poor eye hygiene.
The Lashe recommends using daily one of our Lashe Cleansers. If The Lashe Stylist notices that you may have Blepharitis, we highly recommend to go see an eye specialist immediately. We would advise removal of the lash extensions and intense eye cleansing prior to seeing the eye specialist.

Daily lid hygiene is important for those with Blephartis Demodex and dry eye. A convenient and effective way to cleanse the eyelids and eyelashes is to use SteriLid.

SteriLid not only cleanses the eyelids and eyelashes, but also conditions the delicate skin around your eyes with its hypoallergenic, pH-matched-to-skin formula.

Chemotherapy
The Lashe recommends 3-6 months off chemotherapy as well as doctor approval.

Hormone Medications
If you are on any hormone or thyroid medications please let us know as a reaction can occur and The Lashe will go over options with you to decrease the chance of a reaction. Due to the medications, the growth cycle of the lash will also decrease.

Eyelift (Blepharoplasty)
Must wait 4 to 6 MONTHS after the operation and also gain their doctor's approval.

Pregnancy/Breastfeeding
Generally speaking, eyelash extensions are a safe and non-invasive cosmetic procedure.

The Lashe adhesives are high quality, low fume adhesives which are manufactured specifically for cosmetic use near the eye. The adhesive does not actually ever touch your skin as the extensions are glued to the individual eyelash hairs. Allergic reactions to the adhesive are very rare and reactions can be treated.

In saying this, we do not recommend that pregnant women who have not had eyelash extensions before test out the procedure during their pregnancy.

During the procedure you are required to lay flat on your back for over one hour, a position that is not recommended for women in the advanced stages of pregnancy. It also requires that you lay quite still, which can be difficult if you’re heavily pregnant.

Secondly, if you were unlucky and had an allergic reaction, your doctor may not be able to give you the required treatment due to your pregnancy, thus prolonging the reaction. However, if we had been doing your lashes before you become pregnant, please confirm with your practitioner that there is no problem continuing with the extensions.

Breast Feeding – As the adhesive doesn’t come into contact with the skin, there is no harm in getting eyelash extensions. The hair follicle are dead cells and the adhesive does not absorb into the hair therefore does not enter the blood stream.

In all cases The Lashe recommends that you speak with your doctor and receive approval.

Sinus Infection
A common cold or sinus infection can cause irritation and/or eye secretions which can cause inadequate bonding of the adhesive and premature loss of your eyelash extensions.