The application of eyelash extensions requires the use of tools and products that will come into contact with your eyes. That's why eyelash extensions can be risky. From simple tearing to infection, there are certain dangers that people expose their eyes to. Without giving up on having beautiful, voluminous lashes, it's best to be well-informed beforehand. As always, we are committed to helping you protect your vision.

Risks related to eyelash extensions

When adding eyelash extensions, there are several factors to consider, including hygiene, health risks, the quality of the products used and the professional's level of expertise.

Lack of regulations

There are currently no regulations or standards governing eyelash extensions. We recommend you choose an experienced esthetician with several years of practice.

Health risks

Risks to your eyes during the procedure are related to the cleanliness of the instruments and equipment that will come into contact with your eyes. The tools or products can transmit germs or bacteria. And in the event of an eye infection, complications to your eye health can occur.

Risk of injury

Also, consider that eyelash extension tools are potentially going to be sharp and close to your eyes. This means that an eye injury is possible. In addition, it is not recommended to pull or rub the eyelash extensions at the risk of damaging the lash follicles. The follicle of an eyelash is the place where the lashes grow and sebum is produced.

Allergic reactions

You may be allergic to the products required to hold the lashes in place. Only hypoallergenic products should be used when they come in contact with your eyes.

The combination of these risks can cause the following:

  • Itching
  • A burning sensation
  • Redness
  • Irritation
  • Excessive tearing
  • Dry eyes
  • Pain
  • Deterioration of the eyelash follicles
  • Damage to the meibomian and lacrimal glands

The risk can range from simple discomfort to decreased visual acuity.

If your eyes are burning after an eyelash extension, we recommend you make an appointment for an examination. You can also visit us to determine if your eyelash extensions have made your eyes red or sensitive.

How to minimize the dangers to your eyes from eyelash extensions

Since there are no regulations, carefully choose the right professional for the job.

  • What are the certificates and diplomas of the aesthetic specialist?
  • What is the reputation or expertise of the institute or clinic?
  • Are the instruments sterile?
  • Are the products hypoallergenic?
  • What ingredients make up the adhesive that will hold the lashes in place?

If in doubt, do not attempt to remove the eyelash extensions yourself. Contact an eye doctor instead.