Experts Advise: Why You Should Not DIY Eyelash Extensions

Whether they’re styled boldly or naturally, eyelash extensions provide length and fullness to the wearer’s lashes— undeniably drawing attention to the eyes. Extra long lashes can have many effects on one’s appearance, including making them look awake and alert, adding a touch of feminine flair and even giving the effect of an eye lift. 

With the right application, eyelash extensions can elongate the eyes, widen them and even create a fox-eye effect that draws attention to the outer corners. Considering it’s such a quick and easy treatment, it’s no wonder eyelash extensions are all the rage right now. 

That said, should you be going to a professional to get eyelash extensions? Or are they easy enough to apply yourself? In this post, we’ll discuss why experts advise going to a certified lash technician for every application. 

Are DIY Eyelash Extensions Safe? 

When you think of DIY lashes, what may come to mind is false lashes you can glue onto your eyelid or use with magnetic liner. Eyelash extensions are different; they involve gluing individual lash fibres to your natural lashes and also last much longer. 

Traditional false lashes should be removed after each day of use, with many needing to be reapplied throughout the day. On the other hand, eyelash extensions can last up to six weeks. 

We know at-home falsies are safe, so the question arises: can you apply longer-lasting eyelash extensions at home? Generally, this is strongly advised against by lash technicians, estheticians, dermatologists and other medical experts. 

Eyelash extensions use professional cosmetic tools and ingredients that are not designed for at-home use. A lash technician is a trained professional that knows the right procedures to follow to safely apply these lashes. In the next section, we discuss some of the dangers you may face if you try to DIY these at home. 

DIY Lash Extension Dangers

One of the key reasons it’s dangerous to perform eyelash extensions at home is due to the delicate nature of the eye. This area contains mucous membranes and soft tissue that is more susceptible to injury and infections than your skin. Therefore, doing any sort of procedure on the area, including applying makeup should be done with great care. 

In addition, the chemicals used to glue the lashes on come with a variety of risks if not handled properly. Lash glue could damage your natural eyelash hairs, injure the eyelid or irritate/injure the eye itself. 

Worst case scenario? Permanent vision loss. 

DIY lash extensions come with the following risks:

  • Allergic reactions to the glue
  • Damage to natural lashes
  • Eye or eyelid injury
  • Skin irritation
  • Eye infections 
  • Gluing bottom and top lids together

Why You Should See a Certified Lash Technician 

The risks mentioned above should provide a clear enough picture of why you should see a trained professional for this beauty procedure. Not only does a lash technician have the skills and experience to provide you with flawless results, but they’ll also know how to perform the lash treatment safely to minimize risks and side effects.

Furthermore, certified lash technicians will employ proper sanitation procedures to minimize your risk of eye infections and contamination.

Contact LASHGOD In Don Mills Today

Looking to sport beautifully long lashes? Contact the aesthetics team at LASHGOD today! Our beauticians and lash technicians can’t wait to give you the jaw-dropping results you’re after. 

Call us today at 647-986-5064 or book online through our website. 

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