Am I a candidate?
Almost anyone can enjoy the benefit of eyelash extensions, but certain conditions can make them inappropriate for you.
If one or more of the following conditions applies to you, you may not be a good candidate for eyelash extensions:
You Rub Your Eyes Frequently
You suffer from seasonal allergies or just find you have a tendency to rub your eyes excessively.
Although eyelash extensions are not applied to the skin, allergic reactions are possible from the adhesive or under-eye pads. The area around your eyes is easily irritated by skincare products or cosmetics. Clients with known allergies should alert the lash stylist prior to beginning the procedure.
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. Extensions should not be applied on individuals who have recently completed or are undergoing chemotherapy, have severe alopecia or who suffer from trichotillomania or thrichosis. If you have an eye condition where the eye does not look healthy or have an adhesive or latex allergy, you are probably not a candidate for eyelash extensions. Consult with your ophthalmologist for a recommendation or stop in for a consultation.
Conditions That Affect Eyelash Growth
You have no natural lashes. Since eyelash extensions are applied to your own natural lashes, you must have lashes in order to apply lash extensions. Your own lashes are unhealthy or you suffer from conditions that affect eyelash growth.
Many of our clients are on lash growing programs and these products do not harm the extensions. The more lashes one has, the more extensions we can apply. The natural non medication lash growing liquids must be applied twice a day consistently for two months. The liquid must be precisely applied and evenly distributed as it is possible to grow hair in undesirable places or create patches of thicker lashes. These serums can also be used on brows.
If you are using a lash growth program that is stronger in nature, such as Latisse, we recommend that you do not use the brushes that it comes with. Please use a liquid eyeliner brush and apply sparingly. The good news is that a one month’s supply is actually a 5 month supply when used this way and you will see the same results. Also, by using sparingly, the other side effect possibilities are significantly diminished.