Allergies & Allergic Reactions: Part 2

Part 2 of Eyelash Enhancements, Allergies and Allergic Reactions

Medical Tape

A large portion of the population (up to 15%) has severe allergies to medical tape and band aids. Many of these people are not aware of the allergy until they have lash extensions applied. The under eye stickers are similar to medical tape and the skin around the eyes is much more sensitive and sensitive than the skin on the rest of the body… This allergy can appear at any time. Symptoms can develop after years of using lash extensions or they can appear the first time the product is used. To rule out tape allergies, use no stickers or tape on these clients. For most people, gel pass are a good substitute, for others, a plastic mascara shield… Tape allergies squally present themselves to the whole eye area, not just redness and swelling along the upper lash line.

Please inform your certified lash stylist of ANY irritation during the eyelash extensions application and/or after you leave the studio. If you experience this during the application, your stylist should be able to stop and either adjust the tape/ pads or replace with a different material to make the appointment more relaxing. If you experience this AFTER the appointment, contact your lash stylist so that they may record this in your file and use another material during your next appointment.

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Eyelash Extensions and the Alternative Non Surgical Eye Lift

What is an eyelid surgery or an eye lift?

“Also known as blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery improves the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. It gives a rejuvenated appearance to the surrounding area of your eyes, making you look more rested and awake” –American Society of Plastic Surgeons

This is surgery and the cost ranges $2500-$4500(of course this also depends on your area) . There is a non-surgical eye lift available for the bags UNDER the eyes. This can cost up to $1000. For those who are afraid of surgery or want to save money, eyelash extensions MIGHT be able to help. (This is to help the UPPER eyelids only!)

Here is a young lady who had a “non surgical eye lift” by getting semi-permanent eyelash extensions.

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Instead of surgery, she spent less than $500 for a full set of XtremeLashes® eyelash extensions! By strategically placing extensions in the appropriate areas of the eye, the eyes appear lifted, especially towards the outside corners.

If you’re interested, contact your local Certified eyelash technician.

False Lashes Can Change Your Eye Shape

One might be able to change/alter their eye shape with eyelash extensions.

Why? Downward or sloping eye shapes can make a person appear sad or tired. The eyelash technician should be able to identify certain eye shapes and know how to enhance or improve that shape.

Take a look at the picture below….

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The placement of certain lengths, curls and diameters throughout the eye changed the appearance of her eye shape. If the technician did not take notice of her eye shape or the extensions to use, then the eye shape would not change and may cause more of a dropping appearance.

The art and beauty of eyelash extensions!

Dry Eyes and Eyelash Extensions

Dry eyes syndrome…what is it and how does it effect your lash extensions.

As defined by the American Optometric Association:

“Dry eye is a 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…
People with dry eyes may experience symptoms of irritated, gritty, scratchy, or burning eyes, a feeling of something in their eyes, excess watering, and blurred vision. Advanced dry eyes may damage the front surface of the eye and impair vision”.

In other words… It’s a break down in tear communication!

Those who have dry eyes are still able to wear eyelash extensions as long as they take extra care of the extensions. The ReLash appointments may be more frequent for some semi-permanent extension wearers.

The main instruction for the After Care is to not get the extensions wet for at least 48 hours.
How does someone with dry eyes handle this? I asked a client and she tells me that she keeps tissue near by and uses her eye drops sparingly…when she does use the eye drops she tries her best to keep the drops going directly into the eye and not to drip around the eye.

Another major factor, the Xtreme Lashes Protective Coating! When used twice a week, the Protective Coating gives your semi-permanent extensions a higher chance of staying on longer.

During her most recent ReLash appointment we snapped these photos. After 3 1/2 weeks since her previous visit, she still has almost 50% of her extensions attached!

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Wearing semi-permanent extensions takes commitment….when dealing with additional factors such as dry eyes, it takes an extra step to keep the lashes looking Fab!