Allergic Reaction To Eyelash Extensions

As a lash artist, we always prioritize the safety and comfort of our clients. While eyelash extensions are generally safe and non-invasive, there is always a small risk of an allergic reaction. In this blog post, we'll discuss what an allergic reaction to eyelash extensions looks like, how to prevent it, and what to do if you experience one.

What does an allergic reaction to eyelash extensions look like?

Allergic Reaction To Eyelash Extensions

 

 

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When a client has an adverse response to their eyelash extension adhesive, swelling and itching of the eyelids are common. They normally appear within 72 hours of a lash service being completed.

Reactions to eyelash extensions are rare reactions to the lashes themselves. Rather, reactions occur when the adhesive is uncured, developing in response to either the carbon black used to pigment the adhesive.

How to prevent an allergic reaction? I would say less is more. Begin with a little amount of glue and gradually increase as needed. Make sure you're not getting too close to the lash line with each lash, a distance of at least 1mm is a recommended rule.

Lash Extension Reactions

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A client with allergic blepharitis may have the following symptoms:

Eyelash extensions are one of the most popular ways to enhance your clients look. But if you have blepharitis, you may be at risk for an allergic reaction to them.

In fact, many clients with allergic blepharitis have reported experiencing these symptoms after getting eyelash extensions:

  • swelling
  • breaking
  • discomfort
  • skin irritation
  • itching

Allergic reaction

     

    Both eyelids may be affected by the allergic reaction, but one of them may be more affected. It can happen immediately after the eyelashes are applied, or it can take several hours or days.

     

    Allergic reactions in the eyes can cause various symptoms, such as:

    • redness
    • irritation
    • itchiness
    • watery eyes

    Allergic reaction 

    The most common allergic reaction to eyelash extensions is redness, irritation, and itchiness. Some people also experience watery eyes and even blurred vision.

     

    Treatment

    So you've been doing eyelash extensions for years, and you've never experienced an allergic reaction. Then one day, all of a sudden, your client's eyes are red and irritated. You might be wondering, "What happened?"

    It could be an allergic reaction to the glue, or something else entirely. But no matter what the cause, it can be frustrating for both you and your client.

    To help you out, here are some quick tips on how to treat an allergic reaction to eyelash extensions:

    Lash Extension Reactions

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    A client may be able to treat the symptoms at home in the case of a moderate reaction. They might want to consider:

    • drops for the eyes
    • ice packs
    • cream or ointment containing hydrocortisone
    • antihistamines

     

    If the eyes are itching, it's also crucial to avoid the urge to rub them. If the symptoms are severe, a client should seek medical help. A doctor can determine the severity of the response and prescribe appropriate medication.

     

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    TIPS TO PREVENT RED EYES DURING LASH APPLICATION

    Clients may be uncomfortable with red eyes if they aren't expecting them to be red and itchy after their appointment.

    Apply paper tape to secure the patches if your client's eyes are sensitive and watery during the application of extensions. This should assist the patches stay in place and not irritate the client's eyes.

    Eyelash extension allergic reactions

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    IF YOUR CLIENT HAS RED EYES, OR HAS LASH PATCHES THAT MOVE TRY THIS:

    • Try applying some breathing tape near the lash line, it will help
    • Explain to the Client that the chemical burn that can happen

    Eyelash extension allergic reaction

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    CONCLUSION

    Wow, that's a lot to think about!

    There are a lot of things that can go wrong with the client's eyes when they get eyelash extensions, but the most common cause of an allergic reaction is the glue used on the lashes. This glue is made from cyanoacrylate and can cause an allergic reaction in some people.

    If your client has sensitive skin or has had a bad experience with eyelash extensions in the past, it's always a good idea to do a patch test.

    We hope this guide has been helpful in explaining how to treat an allergic reaction to eyelash extensions, and we hope it will help you be more confident in your ability to care for your client's health and well-being.

     

     

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    1 comment


    • Brittany

      You are showing picture a lash irritation, not an allergy.


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