Eyelash extensions, like hair extensions, are wisps of silk, mink, or synthetic hair that a specially trained expert attaches to your natural lashes to create a more dramatic appearance. Eyelash extensions are applied in a variety of ways, including full strips, clusters, and single individual strands, depending on the look you want to achieve. The lash artist carefully applies extensions by isolating a lash and attaching an extension to it.
Solaris Laser & Skin Care’s eyelash experts are fully trained and certified to apply eyelash extensions. This training ensures that they are able to apply the best weight and length of lash extension to meet your expectations. Eyelash extensions should not hurt, either during application or afterward. Your lash artist may place a gel eye pad under your eye to support application and reduce any potential for pulling or discomfort.
In most cases, you can enjoy your eyelash extensions for four to eight weeks. Since the extensions adhere to your natural lashes, they are subject to your hair growth cycle. Most people lose one to four lashes each day. Many clients have treatments to fill in any gaps every three weeks or so, although since every client has a unique experience, you may find that you want to wait for more or less time between fill-ins.
If correctly applied and cared for, eyelash extensions should not damage your natural eyelashes. Our certified lash artists don’t overburden your natural lashes with extensions that are too heavy or long for your natural lash to support. They provide you with a consultation before you get lash extensions to discuss your expectations and to determine if what you want is safe and achievable. You also need to care for your eyelash extensions correctly to prolong their life and to protect your natural lashes.
Yes, you can wear eyeshadow, eyeliner, and mascara while you have eyelash extensions. However, you should look for an oil-free mascara that is marked as safe for use with extensions. Your other eye makeup should also be extension-safe and oil-free. You should use a gentle cleanser with an oil-free makeup remover each day to remove any makeup.
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