If you're looking for ways to improve and simplify your makeup routine, eyelash extensions may seem like an attractive option. Extensions can add volume and length to your lashes, but are they safe for your eyes? Dr. Masih Ahmed, an ophthalmologist at Baylor Eye Care, and Dr. Rohini Sigireddi, resident of the Department of Ophthalmology at Baylor School of Medicine, shares what you should know when considering using eyelash extensions in the following Q&A.
Cases of contact dermatitis, keratoconjunctivitis and allergic blepharitis have also been reported due to the use of various types of eyelash glue, adhesive eyelash tape and eyelash remover. Serious vision-threatening conditions, such as hemophilus keratitis (influenza), a bacterial infection of the cornea, have been reported after eyelash glue eroded the cornea. Finally, eyelash remover solvent can cause corneal complications, especially in patients who have previously undergone refractive surgery with LASIK. An alternative for those looking for a more regulated pharmacological option to increase eyelash volume is bimatopost (or Latisse), a prostaglandin-like therapy that was approved by the U.S.
Food and Drug Administration as a daily application for the treatment of hypotrichosis or lack of eyelashes growth. Patients have shown a growth of 2 mm of eyelashes with this therapy. Learn more about Baylor Eye Care or call 713-798-6100 to request an appointment. Notify me of new publications by email.
People are doing everything they can to make their eyes look special. Eyelash extensions, professionally applied to natural eyelashes with a semi-permanent glue, are gaining popularity. Ophthalmologists say this cosmetic treatment can be safe, as long as consumers take precautions to protect themselves. Rubbing, pulling, or pulling can fracture natural eyelashes and even cause permanent damage to the eyelash follicle.
Eyelash ornaments, such as attaching small glass beads or crystals to the eyelashes or, more importantly, attaching small charms to the cables that are placed on the eyelids, pose the same risks as eyelash extensions, not to mention an additional hazard. Eyelash extensions are designed to remain intact during the average natural eyelash growth cycle, around six weeks to two months. It's rare, but if you rub your eyes a lot, the fibers of the eyelash extensions can get trapped in or under the ocular membrane. Be sure to carefully review the store or salon, the beautician, and the ingredients of the products before proceeding with eyelash extensions.
An alternative for those seeking a more regulated pharmacological option to increase eyelash volume is bimatopost (or Latisse), a prostaglandin-like therapy that was approved by the U. A common adhesive used in eyelash application is cyanoacrylate glue, or superglue, which is known to cause a wide variety of eye problems, such as contact dermatitis, conjunctival and corneal abrasion, keratoconjunctivitis and punctiform keratopathy, as well as systemic reactions such as asthma and rhinitis Allergic. Because they eliminate the need for mascara, eyelash extensions save a lot of time when it comes to putting on and taking off makeup. Most of the complications of eyelash extensions are due to a skin reaction or an allergy to the chemicals used in the adhesive adhesive.
He explained that darkness was mandatory because he was enduring the consequences of a misadventure in eyelash extension. Unlike temporary false eyelashes, which adhere to the eyelid in a single strip, eyelash extensions are individual eyelashes. .