Your eyes express many emotions and are powerful attributes that captivate and seduce people. Aesthetic practices, such as eyelash enhancement and tinting, offer ways to enhance your eyes. These treatments are becoming increasingly popular in beauty salons. However, the methods and products used differ from one place to another. Also, it is normal to wonder if lash enhancements and tinting are dangerous for the eyes. Let's find out!

Lash enhancement and your eyes

Eyelash enhancement is the process of curling the lashes upwards. The objective of this practice is to obtain results similar to those you can get with an eyelash curler or makeup. The results tend to last a long time.

Several techniques are used to enhance your lashes. Keep in mind that this treatment is not permanent: it lasts between 8 and 12 weeks.

Who is eyelash enhancement for?

This practice is not for everyone. People with short eyelashes will not see apparent results. In addition, eyelash enhancement is not recommended in several situations, including:

  • During medical treatment
  • If you have an eye condition or disease, such as conjunctivitis, seasonal allergies, etc.
  • During hormonal changes, like pregnancy, menopause, etc.
  • If you suffer from alopecia, which is long-term hair loss

What are the risks of eyelash enhancement for the eyes?

Eyelash enhancement involves risks mainly related to using products and tools that come into contact with your eyes. Therefore, cleanliness, equipment sterilization, and the products' quality are essential to avoid any damage to your eyes.

Any intervention close to the eye can potentially lead to complications:

  • Allergies
  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Infections
  • Alteration of your vision

See a doctor if you experience redness, pain, swelling or a change in your vision. You can also make an appointment for an eye exam or visit your nearest IRIS store.

Eyelash tinting and your eyes

An eyelash tinting treatment is often associated with eyelash enhancement. Some people also choose to apply a dye to their lashes and eyebrows. This aesthetic practice gives a darker colour to your eyelashes—just as mascara would.

There are contraindications to eyelash tinting, which are identical to those we have just seen above. In addition, there are additional risks, including:

  • Allergic reactions
  • Inflammation
  • Pain
  • Swelling of the eye tissue
  • Changes to your vision

Although problems with eyelash enhancement and tinting are not common, these procedures can still be dangerous.

You can do a skin test 24 to 48 hours before the treatment to determine if you may experience an allergic reaction. To do this, apply a small amount of dye to the skin on your forearm where the skin is thinnest.