Having longer and thicker eyelashes can have a dramatic effect on the eyes and enhance a person’s appearance. When mascara isn’t enough to improve the look of thinner or shorter eyelashes, eyelash extensions can help. At Advanced Skin Care & Permanent MakeUp, located in Libertyville, Illinois, individuals can have eyelash extensions applied for daily wear or for special occasions.
Eyelash extensions are artificial lashes designed with a natural curve that resembles real eyelashes. These extensions are applied to an individual’s eyelashes one at a time to lengthen them and make them look thicker. Eyelash extensions have a natural appearance when they’re applied correctly. Only 1 extension should be applied per eyelash to avoid an unnatural look.
Eyelash extensions are made to last for the natural eyelash growth cycle, which is usually between 45-60 days. These extensions can be damaged by using eyelash curlers, pulling on them, or getting water directly on them during the first 12-24 hours. Those who have eyelash extensions should also avoid exposing them to hot steam and applying mascara on the root or bottom area. However, swimming and doing other water activities is considered safe after the first 12-24 hours.
Individuals who plan on wearing eyelash extensions for extended periods of time rather than for a one-time occasion should have them touched up every 2-3 weeks. Waiting longer than this comes with the risk of having natural lashes fall out. If this happens, new eyelash extensions have to be applied to the new lashes. Touch-up sessions for eyelash extensions usually take less than 1 hour.
Eyelash extensions are considered safe, although these products aren’t regulated by the Food and Drug Administration since they don’t come into contact directly with the skin. The estheticians at Advanced Skin Care & Permanent MakeUp ensure that all eyelash extensions are applied safely and securely to minimize the risk of damage to the natural eyelashes.
Eyelash extensions can take more than 1 hour to apply, although sessions can be as short as 45 minutes. During this time, patients should remain as still as possible while each eyelash extension is applied. Having extensions applied should not cause any discomfort. After the extensions are applied, individuals can get up and resume their normal activities. They should avoid getting their extensions wet the first 12-24 hours after they’ve been applied.
For more information on eyelash extensions, individuals in the Libertyville area should call Advanced Skin Care & Permanent MakeUp.
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