Customers who develop an allergic reaction to eyelash extension adhesives often experience swelling and itching on their eyelids. They usually appear within the first 3 days (72 hours) of ending an eyelash service. An allergic reaction to eyelash extensions can occur in one or both eyes. In both cases, it may be more severe in one eye than in the other.
Typical symptoms include redness, itching, and swelling that occur in the eyelid or in the eye itself. Eyelash glue can damage your eyes. If the glue comes into contact with the eyes, it can scratch the cornea and cause possible scarring. The vapors of certain glues can also cause burning and itching in the eyes.
Allergic reactions may occur in or around the eye. These reactions have symptoms similar to those of bacterial and fungal infections, and you shouldn't ignore them. It's important to know the signs of an allergic reaction to eyelash extensions and to be able to differentiate between an allergy to eyelash extensions and an irritation. If a reaction occurs, the person should remove their eyelash extensions and seek treatment as soon as possible.
We hope that the information helped you understand what an allergy to eyelash glue is and all the basics of allergic contact dermatitis. Once your client develops an allergy to eyelash glue, they will most likely react every time the extensions are done. It is possible to have or develop an allergy to eyelash extensions or, more commonly, an allergy to the glue used to place the extensions. If you don't know if you're allergic and are considering applying temporary or semi-permanent eyelashes for the first time, try a skin patch to make sure there are no symptoms before using them around the eye.
While a small percentage of customers develop an allergic reaction to glue for eyelash extensions, this allergy in and of itself is not particularly dangerous. If you are thinking about applying false eyelashes and you know that you have allergic reactions to one or more of these ingredients, read the ingredients in the eyelash glue carefully and let the makeup artist know. In most cases, cyanoacrylate (the main component of eyelash glue) is known to be the substance that causes glue allergy. As with any other chemical or substance, a customer can develop an allergic reaction to eyelash extension glue at any time.
The Hairdressing and Cosmetology Board recommends that people with certain conditions or risk factors avoid wearing eyelash extensions. Eyelash artists can develop a glue allergy by inhaling a strong smoke of eyelash glue for an extended period of time. The adhesive in eyelash glue and the solvents used to remove it can cause poisoning and serious injury. This means having an answer when a customer asks about an allergic reaction to glue for eyelash extensions or seeks advice on options for treating the allergic reaction in eyelash extensions.
To avoid an allergic reaction, they recommend using formaldehyde-free products and avoiding washing your face for a few hours after applying eyelash extensions.