Eyelash Extensions at SkinHealth Centers
Lash Extensions Look Totally Natural
Ever wonder how stars like Jennifer Lopez, Oprah, Naomi Campbell, Nicole Kidman, and others have long lush lashes that seem to be flawless and "bling the blink"?
Most wear eyelash extensions. The new lash extension craze started in Asia, has swept through Europe and now is taking the USA by storm. Soon to be a staple service, the American woman is dumping the mascara wand for this no clumps, no smudges, hypoallergenic, waterproof, 24/7 "glam" eye. And for the contact wearer/allergic person, extensions are a MUST.
For those who remember the traditional false eyelashes, you will be wowed by the technology change. Traditional false eyelashes are usually made with a strip or with multiple lashes knotted together and are applied directly on to the eyelid using adhesive formulas that dry hard on the eyelid and lashes - a source of major discomfort to the wearer.
AdvantagesThere are SO many advantages, you are going to wonder why you waited so long.
- Thicker at the base, tapered at the tip, just like a real lash
- Various lengths create a custom look.
- You can choose a very natural look or a more glamorous look for special occasions
- Thickens your own lashes
- Smudge proof
- No Clumping
- Last up to 5 week
- Once your eye make up is removed and your bottom lashes protected, you are ready to receive the extensions.
- Each individual lash is dipped in a bonding agent and applied to a natural individual lash.
- On average, each eye will require between 25 to 40 new lashes, depending on the desired look.
The procedure is performed by one of our Medial Aestheticians who has received special training in lash extension application.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will they last?
With proper care, your lash extension will last as long as your own lash. The life cycle of natural lashes is about 10 to 12 weeks. In order for us to successfully bond a lash to your own lash however; we must target a lash that is long enough to support the length of the extension. Typically these lashes are about 5 to 6 weeks old and are close to full maturity. This leaves you with about 5 to 6 weeks of wear before the last lash falls off. Since your own lashes fall off at different intervals, your extensions will slowly be shed off with the natural lash over the 5 to 6 week period. Because of this, touch ups are recommended about every 2 weeks to maintain the fullness of lush lashes.
How thick will they make my lashes?
Typically a full set of lash extensions will thicken your own lashes about 30 to 50%.
How long will they make my lashes?
On average, the extensions can make your lashes anywhere from 20% to 50% longer then your own lashes.
What do I have to do to keep them up?
Although some people get eyelash extensions for a special occasion or vacation, most love the look so much, that they want to maintain it. This requires touch ups every few weeks to replace lost lashes.
How soon before and event should I have them done?
We suggest 2 days to 5 days before that special event or vacation. This insures accurate curing time for the bonding agent (which can take up to 48 hours) and the freshest possible look for the lashes.
Can I use Mascara on my extensions?
You will not need to use mascara with these extensions. But for those die- hard fans the answer is "It is not recommended". Most mascaras are petroleum based, will break down the bonding agent of the extensions, and dramatically shorten their lives. Because your bottom lashes touch your top lashes when the eye is closed, we recommend not using your normal mascara on your bottom lashes as well.
What about eye liner?
You can use mineral make-up but you should avoid waxy/creamy pencils and stick to SkinHealth's mineral make-up liner and eyeshadows. These products are safe for the extensions because they are natural and not petroleum based and will not break down the bonding agent.
Can I use my cleanser to remove my make up?
Because Cleansers are usually very emollient, we don't recommend that you use most cleansers for the eye and forehead area. Instead we recommend that you use SkinHealth Vital C cleansing pads, or SkinHealth Vital T cleansing lotion. We recommend that you switch to these products for removing makeup from the entire face for the duration of the extensions.
Will these extensions pull my own eyelashes off?
The extensions will not disrupt your real eyelashes. However, if you pull on your extensions your eyelash may come off with the extension. Not to worry however, your lashes will grow back without any problems. The best thing to do is to treat your lashes with respect and be gentle with them. The more gentle you are the longer they will last.