When correctly applied by a licensed and trained professional, eyelash extensions are a safe way to enhance the look of natural lashes. When incorrectly applied or with the wrong adhesive, they can cause discomfort, infection, and permanent lash loss.
Are there any risks with eyelash extensions?
The adhesives can cause allergic reactions, as can the solvents used to remove them. In addition, cosmetic eyelash enhancers carry a risk of bacterial and fungal infection. Eyelash extensions have also been reported to cause irritation to the conjunctiva (conjunctivitis) or cornea (keratitis).
Should you give your lashes a break from extensions?
Should You Give Your Natural Lashes a Break Between Extensions? “It’s not necessary to give your lashes a break since your natural hair growth cycle occurs every six to eight weeks,” says Richardson. “To keep your lashes looking their best, you should get refills every three to four weeks.