An allergic reaction to eyelash extensions can occur in one or both of the eyes. If both, it may be more severe in one eye than the other. Typical symptoms include redness, itchiness, and swelling that occurs on the eyelid or the eye itself.
How do you treat swollen eyelids from eyelash extensions?
Cortisone Cream – This cream is a topical alleviant to allergic reactions and can assist in mild cases involving lash extensions and adhesive. If your client notices irritation, redness, and/or discomfort, suggest they use a small amount of cortisone cream to relieve the symptoms.
How long does swelling last after eyelash extensions?
Clients who develop an allergic reaction to their eyelash extension adhesives will typically experience swelling and itching of the eyelids. These usually show up within the first 3 days (72 hours) of completion of a lash service.
Will swelling from eyelash extensions go away?
Symptoms will disappear once the eyelash extensions are removed. Note that this doesn’t only limit to the clients, and it can also happen to lash artists, too, who are constantly exposed to extension glue fume. Lash artists can develop glue allergy from inhaling strong lash glue fume for a lengthy period of time.
What to do if you have a reaction to lash extensions?
If you feel that you’ve had a reaction to an adhesive, it is extremely important to notify us right away as well as consult with your physician as soon as possible. If you have a Reaction: Notify us immediately so we can schedule a Lash Removal as soon as possible. Use a cold compress to soothe the area.
How do you soothe your eyes after eyelash extensions?
If your eyes feel mildly irritated after having lash extensions added, there are several things you can try at home to relieve the discomfort.
Treatment for side effects
- cold compresses.
- topical hydrocortisone cream.
- allergy eye drops.
- oral antihistamine products.
Why do my eyelash extensions hurt after 2 weeks?
Glued to the skin instead of lashes: When eyelash extensions are glued to the skin, it creates something called a nailhead. This will eventually pull out natural lashes and hurt your eyes within days or weeks after the treatment.
Can lash extensions damage your eyes?
Lastly, extensions can cause inflammation of the eyelids and ocular surface. Longer lashes have a fan effect which increases the amount of air flow to the ocular surface with every blink. This causes your eyes to dry out faster, leading to irritation and possible damage to the ocular surface.
What happens if you open your eyes during lash extensions?
Since the eye is partially open, it may experience irritation from the adhesive fumes. When applying lash extensions, you should check to make sure your clients’ eyes are closed completely before and during the service.
Can you go blind from eyelash extensions?
No, you cannot go blind from eyelash extensions because your eyes are closed during the procedure. But in extreme cases, coming in contact with formaldehyde can cause blindness. It is important to go to an eyelash expert who knows how to properly apply the adhesive and lashes.
How long does the allergic reaction last?
They may take a few hours to a few days to disappear. If the exposure to the allergen continues, such as during a spring pollen season, allergic reactions may last for longer periods such as a few weeks to months. Even with adequate treatment, some allergic reactions may take two to four weeks to go away.