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Nov 17, 2022

Do Eyelash Extensions Hurt?

There are a number of cosmetic and beauty procedures that women are using to enhance their appearance and boost their self-esteem. Eyelash extensions are becoming more and more common as a way to promote self-care and feel beautiful each day.

Eyelashes can vary from person to person. Some people have very thick and long lashes, while others have thin and sparse eyelashes that don’t accentuate the eyes very much. Makeup can make lashes look fuller, but a lot of women want to find a more semi-permanent solution that also saves them time getting ready.

With eyelash extensions, you’ll look gorgeous naturally without the need for extra mascara before heading out the door. Swipe on some lip gloss and you’re ready to go!

Ready to Try Eyelash Extensions?

There are a number of eyelash questions that clients ask before they decide on investing in eyelash extensions. In addition to the cost of extensions, how long they last and how to take care of them, it’s common to wonder if eyelash extensions hurt.

From the  eyelash application process itself to the aftercare, let’s take a look at some of the potential side effects of eyelash extensions. Knowing what to expect ahead of time can help you make the best choice possible for your beauty routine.

Why Do Eyelash Extensions Burn?

When extensions are applied to natural eyelashes by an experienced and licensed technician it is extremely safe. Your lash technician will protect your eyes during the treatment. She maps the extensions, dips each, individual extension into adhesive and applies it to the natural lash line.

Applying lashes one at a time allows for better control, reducing discomfort during the procedure or after. It’s common for women to experience irritated eyes when the process was rushed along, or the wrong products were used.

The most common complaint that women experience during an eyelash extension session include eyelid pain or a minor tingling sensation when the eyelashes are being applied and the adhesive is drying.

A slight pulling sensation is normal, though it should not hurt.  If your technician chose low quality adhesive and lashes or they applied too many, you may find that your eyelash extensions sting.

However, most women find that this problem resolves itself pretty quickly.

What Should You Do If Your Eyelash Extensions Hurt?

The first thing you should do if you experience any kind of pain during or after your eyelash extension appointment is to notify your eyelash technician. She should be able to provide you with information about what is causing the problem; whether it be the adhesive, lashes or aftercare issues.  You may be asked to come in to the studio for an examination of your lashes

How to Stop Eyes From Stinging after Eyelash Extensions

The lashes may need to be removed if you’re showing signs of a serious reaction or the lashes weren’t applied properly. Keep in mind, many of these complications are easily avoided by working with a reputable salon in your area.

Cold compresses and hydrocortisone creams that are gentle enough for the eye area can help with minor irritation.

When you come to the Heart of Texas Lash Studio in Weatherford, TX, our professional lash artists  take the utmost care to ensure that we minimize the side effects of eyelash extensions including any harm to your natural lashes or irritation to your eyes.

We’ve been doing the eyelash game so long that we have a pretty good idea how to help you have the best possible set of lashes when you walk out of our lash studio.

We offer the option to use hypoallergenic adhesives for any women with sensitive eyes. We also protect your eyes during your lash extension procedure with the use of curved silk pads under the eye areas to cover your lower lashes and reduce any potential risk of eye irritation.

Reach out today to schedule your first set of eyelash extensions!