Eyelash extensions are made from synthetic materials such as polyester, and are applied to one’s eyelashes to enhance their length, fullness, thickness, and curliness. Because they are applied to the actual eyelash, the extensions grow and shed with one’s eyelash cycle which can differ from person to person. However, if cared for properly they can successfully last between 4 and 5 weeks.
Often people who like a more dramatic look will schedule appointments to get a refill every 2 weeks, and patients who like a more natural look will schedule an appointment every 3 weeks. You can still get a refill at week 4, but after week 5 a new set of eyelash extensions would be necessary.
Benefits of Eyelash Extensions
Eyelash extensions will lift your own eyelashes and make them look fuller, longer, thicker and curlier. They will be unique and beautiful and are likely to draw more attention to your eyes. They can also make you feel more confident with or without other makeup. Because of these benefits, it is unnecessary to use an eyelash curler or mascara, which can save time and money on your beauty routine.
Other products such as eyeshadow and eyeliner can still be worn; however, you may need to choose different brands of makeup to ensure none of the ingredients interact negatively with the application materials of your eyelash extensions. They have a flexible, lightweight, natural feel leaving you comfortable and pleasant.
Who Would Eyelash Extensions Benefit?
Eyelash extensions can be for just about anyone. Most people looking for thicker, fuller lashes will probably be perfect candidates. It’s also something many professional women do who like the look of makeup on themselves, but don’t have the time or patience for mascara and/or eyelash curlers. Other women may get a set for special occasions to add an exceptional touch to complete their look.
Who May Have Issues with Eyelash Extensions?
There are a select few people who may have issues when considering extensions. Anyone who has a tendency to rub their eyes excessively and/or aggressively could have trouble keeping the extensions in place. Issues such as colds, sinus infections, or anything else that may cause the eyes to secrete an excess amount of fluid may disrupt the bonding and cause the extensions to fall out.
Although the extensions are glued to one’s natural eyelashes as opposed to the skin, people who have allergies or sensitive skin can have irritation in surrounding areas, so it’s important to speak to your doctor or salon before deciding.
If you are interested in learning more about the eyelash extensions we offer at the office of Dr. Gregory Rauscher, MD, feel free to visit us in Hackensack, NJ. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!