Eyelash extensions have a number of myths surrounding what they’re about and some of the dangers surrounding them. The truth is that eyelash extensions are a very safe procedure and most of the myths that have been perpetuated about eyelash extensions are false. Here are some the top lash extension myths busted:
Reactions and sensitivities:
There is a small portion of clients that can have allergies to many of the products that are used in eyelash extensions. Beauty procedures for things like nail polish, hair treatments, make up services and more are possible for almost any client. If you find that you have a sensitivity to adhesive it is likely that your lash artist has an alternative that could be used for your appointment.
The use of formaldehyde:
Formaldehyde is not contained in the main ingredient in lash adhesive. Formaldehyde can be released through the lash adhesive as a byproduct throughout its breakdown if it isn’t changed regularly at the salon. The maximum extension lifecycle on lash adhesive is often around 75 days and using a new bottle of adhesive every 45 to 60 days will prevent formaldehyde from forming.
The percentage of hydroquinone that’s found in lash adhesive sits at less than .01%. This is in the adhesive which did not touch the skin throughout the application. Hydroquinone is often used in a series of skin cream’s which are applied to lighten areas. Hair dye contains up to 3% of this chemical so the overall risk of exposure in eyelash adhesive is extremely low.
Consider some of these top myths if you have held reservations on getting eyelash extensions. The procedure is quite safe especially when it is undertaken with a skilled eyelash extension artist.
This post was written by Natali Roshau. Natali has over 10 years of experience as a lash artist and is the owner of Lash Addict Studio. Lash Addict studio offers eyelash extension in Tampa. In addition to being a lash artist, she also offers eyelash training certifying girls across the nation!