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Are Eyelash Extensions Safe?

As a girl, I grew up longing for long, lush eyelashes. I’m sure most of you could relate to being jealous of the girl who had those naturally beautiful eyelashes. Luckily, today, we live in a world where all our dreams can come true. All our hopeless desires to have straighter hair or perfect teeth can be made a reality.

And yes, eyelash extensions are here as well!

Eyelash extensions have now replaced the traditional fake extensions and look natural. They’re in so much demand now that local salons have begun adding lash extensions to their list of services. They’re available everywhere, starting from affordable prices going up to expensive treatments.

So how does this work?

Basically, natural-looking, long, lush and thick synthetic extensions are glued to your upper eyelashes to give you that fuller look you’ve been yearning for. It stays for about a month and fall out when your natural lashes fall out. There’s no need of a tedious mascara routine anymore, no risk of smudging your expensive mascara with sweat or tears. All you have to do is comb your eyelashes and you’re good to go.

But, what’s the catch?

All of this seems too good to be true and too ideal. So, if you were wondering about the cons, yes, there are a number of risks attached. The glue used by this popular treatment contains formaldehyde and cyanoacrylate, which could cause allergic reactions to some people. It could cause redness of the eyes and other infections. The allergy could be local or body-wide and need not necessarily be centered around the eye area.

Also, the eyelashes themselves are sometimes not sterile, which could again lead to allergies and infections. The extensions fall out when the eyes are rubbed frequently, sometimes, causing the natural eyelash to fall out as well. Using eyelash extensions treatments repeatedly for a prolonged period of time might also lead to dropout of the real lashes.

If removed incorrectly, the glue can also leak into the cornea causing over compression on the eye.

So, should I go for it or not?

Though this treatment poses a number of risks, it’s perfectly safe when done in professional salons who have trained experts in the process. These salons also use glue which is free from formaldehyde, thus reducing the risk of infections. The eyes are cleaned thoroughly prior to the process and the eyelashes used are sterilized.

Though these salons charge more and are considerably more expensive than most of the others, they reduce the risks to an extent where the treatment can be considered absolutely safe. So, if you’re wondering if you should go ahead and get those long lashes that you badly want to flaunt, go for it ONLY if the salon has gone through properly training and uses sterilized and safe materials from companies like SugarLashPro.

Don’t compromise the safety of your eyes just because a friend did it at a much lower price and it worked for her. After all, the eyes are the windows to the soul and spending the extra buck to protect your vision seems like the right thing to do, right? Also, resolve to be a bit more responsible when it comes to rubbing your eyes or applying too much oil-based makeup. So, go on, get them, bat and flaunt your new pretty eyelashes because now you’re the girl with the lush lashes that others are jealous of.

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