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Eyelash Extensions

False eyelashes used to be the assesory of rich and glamorous, now the trend became a must have everyday treatment accessable to most women. The benifit of falsies include ready to wear look, no need to apply mascara.

Problems may arise from eyelash extensions if wearers fail to clean their lids well, which is quite common. Some conditions that are often encountered by eye care providers include:

  • Dry eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Permanent eye lash loss

False eyelashes often contain formaldehyde in the glue that is needed to attach the lashes to the lash line, it can cause allergic reaction, irratation, burning and itching. People who wear false eye lashes may have incomplete or bad quality blink due to the weight of the eyelashes, that may make the dry eye symptoms worse.

A good alternative to false eyelashes is a serum Latisse, that is available by prescription  and helps the lashes grow thicker and darker over time. Another opition is magnetic false lashes that do not  use glue, but tiny magnets are safer but harder to apply.

If any of those symptoms arise, call your eye care provider for prompt treatment.

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