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The Downside of Eyelash Extensions

Feb 25, 2020 | Skin Care

latisseAlmost everyone dreams of having long, thick eyelashes. However, if your lashes need a little help in that department, you do have a few options to improve their appearance. Eyelash extensions are one option that can provide immediate results. But before committing to extensions, you should be aware of their many downsides.

Extensions Require a Commitment of Time and Money

If you get regular manicures or your hair colored by a colorist, you are already familiar with the concept of an initial cost with those services. Eyelash extensions have an initial cost that could range between almost $200 to $400+ depending on the type you choose. You will need to go for touch-ups every two to three weeks, which can cost about $100 each session. If you go with las extensions, you need to be prepared to make both a time and money commitment.

Lash Extensions Require a Lot of Maintenance

While you won’t need to spend time putting on and taking off mascara, you will need to do some daily maintenance with your extensions. You will need to cleanse and brush them daily with a special cleaner and brusher. When removing eye makeup, you will need to avoid oil-based makeup remover because that can loosen the glue used with the extensions and cause them to fall out. You will also need to apply lash conditioner as directed.

Extensions Could Damage Your Natural Lashes

If you have allergies, lash extensions are not recommended if you tend to rub your eyes. While you can try to train yourself not to rub your eyes, it may not be worth the risk. If you decide you want to remove your extensions, you need to go back to the salon to have them removed, otherwise you can damage your natural lashes.

Latisse, a Better Option for Many

With the downsides of eyelash extensions, FDA-approved Latisse could be the better option for you. Available by prescription only, Latisse can help lengthen, darken, and thicken your natural eyelashes when used as directed. You will start seeing results in about two months and have full results usually within three to four months. With continued use, your lashes will continue to stay looking great.

The first step to better lashes is scheduling a free consultation with one of our trained experts to determine if Latisse is right for you. Call North Scottsdale Laser & Skin Care Clinic at (480) 448-0918.