Allergies & Allergic Reactions: Part 3

Part 3 of Eyelash Enhancements, Allergies and Allergic Reactions

Eyelash Lid Irritation

Extensions themselves can cause irritation of the eyelid skin because they sometimes rub against the eyelid skin while the client is sleeping.  The thicker the extensions, the more irritation they can cause in sensitive individuals.  To rule out mechanical (i.e. non chemical) irritation, try switching to the thinner extensions (.15 mm).  If the symptoms are reduces or eliminated, you can conclude that the adhesive is not the cause.  People with sensitive skin are more likely to suffer eyelid irritation from the friction of thick lash extensions rubbing against the lid.  Make sure the extensions are placed perfectly at the lash line.  If they are too close, they will rub against the lid and cause itching, redness and swelling.  If they are too far away, they’re able to move around too much, which causes more friction and irritation when sleeping.

Eyelash extensions should NOT touch the skin, the extensions should be applied about 1 mm away from the lid.  During a ReLash/Fill appointment, the extensions that have grown beyond 2 mm should be removed and a new extension is applied.  Within the last year there have been more options for thinner lashes, such as .07 and .05.  At EyeDeux, we use a variety of diameters to customize the look and feel for each person.  For a free consultation and to schedule an appointment, click HERE or call us at 757.742.3389.

Closer look at a Volume ReLash

The following pictures were taken to show that when applied correctly, the natural lashes will still grow with the extensions attached. During a relash/fill appointment, your trained/certified/licensed technician will GENTLY remove the old extensions and apply new ones.

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This was taken during a volume ReLash appointment. The client had a 2D removed and replaced with a new 2D. (2D means two extensions attached to one natural lash, this was done using .07 diameter extensions)

If you’re in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, schedule an appointment at EyeDeux and experience the fullness of Volume Lashes!

Eyelash Enhancements, Allergies and Allergic Reactions…

While reading posts from fellow lash stylists around the world on Facebook I decided to share this important post. Those who are not part of that private online group, fellow lash stylists and anyone who is currently and/or thinking about wearing eyelash enhancements, this should be read:

Allergic reactions are very complex because they can be caused by many different factors relating to the eyelash extensions and they can manifest themselves at any time and in many different ways. Some people experience redness and swelling of the eyelid close to the lash line. Some people have diffused redness and swelling all around the general eye area. Most of the time the redness and swelling is accompanied by itching.

There are several different causes of reactions and it is important to be able to distinguish a true allergic reaction from simple irritation. Irritation also has several different causes and differs from a true allergy in that it does not cause the body to produce histamine. Sometimes the only way to distinguish between an allergy and irritation is to see if the symptoms respond to anti-histamine medications such as Benedryl. Because we cannot give medical advice to our clients, we sometimes have to refer them to their family doctor if we suspect that they may be having a true allergic reaction. So how can an eyelash specialist recognize the causes and symptoms of a true allergic reaction? The following is a list of variables that must be considered:

1. Medical tape
2. Cyanoacrylate
3. Eyelash lid irritation
4. Seasonal allergies
5. Eye irritation
6. Inflammatory skin conditions

Please check back to this blog on further explanations of each point. At EyeDeux we take the profession of certified and licensed lash stylists seriously and want to assure or clients new and seasoned that we have their best interest at heart.

Lower Lash Extensions

You’ve read that correctly! Yes you can get eyelash extensions on your lower lashes that will last 2-3 weeks. These extensions can be applied one extension to one natural lash or by using the Volume Technique
by adding 2-4 extensions per natural lash. (The Volume Technique is a special lash application by certified technicians)

These extensions can come in different lengths, diameters AND colors! They are for those who are used to wearing mascara on the lower lashes and want to avoid mascara smudged under the eyes and/or to avoid the raccoon look. These extensions also can add balance to the eyes…if you are already having extensions applied to the upper lashes, ask your trained technician about having some applied to the bottom lashes.

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How many extensions can be applied to the lower lashes? Like the extensions on the upper lashes, this all depends on the quality of your lower lashes. Some may have 12-20 extensions while others may have 50+ extensions applied (the max number using the Volume Technique).

How to care for the lower lashes? Again this is the same as the extensions applied to the top….it is best to avoid oil based products, avoid touching them with your fingers and to remove makeup daily.

If you are in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, you may contact the EyeDeux Studios to schedule an appointment for lower lash extensions. We have a location on the Peninsula and the Southside to service you.

Russian technique is NOW available in Virginia at EyeDeux

Almost two years ago the latest technique with eyelash extensions started in Russia. The Owner of EyeDeux has traveled to learn this new technique and has brought it to VA! What is is called? VOLUME LASHES!

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What are Volume Lashes?
2D-6D lashes or Volume lashes are thicker, fuller lashes compared to the classic semi-permanent extensions. This technique was started in Russia and has taken the Lash World by storm….EyeDeux is the FIRST in the Hampton Roads are of Virginia to offer this technique.

How does Volume eyelash extensions differ from the Classic eyelash extensions?
Classic eyelash extensions are attached to your natural lashes at a ratio of 1:1. The Volume technique allows 2-6 eyelash extensions to be attached to 1 natural lash.

Is this safe/healthy for my natural lashes?
YES! The eyelash extensions used for the Volume technique are much thinner in diameter therefore very little weight is added to your lashes including the adhesive.

How do I know I can get Volume lashes?
Consult your trained technician! Most people are able to get at least the 2D volume effect while some are able to get 6D. This is based upon the health of your natural lashes, their diameter and length.

Can I get more length with this new Volume technique?
NO! The focus is on VOLUME. If the extensions are too long, more weight is added to your natural lash and most likely to shed prematurely.

Does this process cost more?……
For more info visit our web site HERE!