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Eyelash Extension and the Side Effects

What is Eyelash Extension?

Eyelash extensions eliminate the need to wear mascara. Designed to be a longer-lasting solution to beautifying natural lashes. Professional cosmetologist does the eyelash extensions process. The cosmetologist places single lashes on the eyelashes one at a time. These lashes are of natural materials like silk or synthetic or plastic fibres. This article talks about the eyelash extension side effects. For home remedies to grow eyelashes, visit – 5 Eyelash Growth Tips: Natural Remedies

What are the side effects of eyelash extensions?

Eyelash extensions look great and attractive but they pose risk to the skin and eyes. It’s very important to choose an experienced, licensed technician and to inspect the salon for sanitary conditions.

Expert technician and basic care will prevent infection from a less-than-sterile tool. It’s also very important to keep your eyes closed during the procedure. This is to avoid getting adhesive or adhesive vapour into your eye. This could cause a reaction ranging from watery eyes to a serious burn.

Eyelash extension side effects on skin and eyes

The glues used in the process to adhere to eyelash extensions include chemicals. These chemicals and ingredients may cause irritation. These are sometimes harmful to sensitive skin. Any reaction with the chemical during the process will show side effects within 2-3 days. These eyelash extension side effects include –

  • bloodshot eyes
  • burning, itching
  • pain
  • rash
  • redness and inflammation of the eye
  • swelling

Some of the ingredients in eyelash extension adhesives can be harmful to the eyes. These ingredients are latex, cellulose gum, cyanoacrylates, benzoic acid, and formaldehyde. And here are some ingredients of eyelash extension removers – formaldehyde, propylene glycol, and geraniol. With so many chemicals used in the eyelash extension process, there are lots of chances the patient may feel one or more of the eyelash extension side effects mentioned.

Different people have different sensitivities to chemicals. The Board of Barbering and Cosmetology recommends never using adhesives that contain formaldehyde, a potentially toxic irritant.

Treatment for eyelash extension side effects

To relieve eyes and eyelids from irritation and for comfort use cold compresses. You can also try topical hydrocortisone cream, allergy eye drops, and oral antihistamine products.

When the irritation and symptoms last longer than 24 to 48 hours visit the doctor. In case of extreme swelling, pain, or itching on either your eyelid or eye, then you must see the doctor. It is important to get the right treatment for your eyes. Both infections and allergic reactions can have similar symptoms. Seeing a doctor will ensure you get the right treatment.

When the eyelashes get damaged and start thinning and then the only solution left is eyelash transplant. Eyelash Transplant is a cosmetic surgery that involves transplanting additional eyelashes. The process involves grafting the extracted hair (typically from the back of the head) on the eyelids by replacing the existing eyelashes. In the eyelash transplant, 80-100 hair follicles are extracted from the back of the head. The extraction of the number of hair follicles depends on the patient’s current eyelash status. An oral sedative is used to make the process painless. 20-50 hair follicles are grafted on each upper eyelid using precise judgment. The eyelash transplant cost in India varies from 50,000 INR to 1L INR. This cost depends on the surgeon, region and popularity of the hospital. Visit Nubello Aesthetics and get a free consultation today on an Eyelash Hair Transplant.  


Although eyelash extensions can give your eyes a beauty boost, which is great for confidence. That is to say, some of the possible drawbacks are that they’re expensive over time, require a certain level of maintenance, and are not without risk.

However, eyelash extensions are not for everyone. In fact, if you have certain medical conditions or allergies, using mascara may be a better option to achieve the beauty effect of longer lashes.


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