All you need to know about Eyelash Extensions

When you get eyelash extensions at Skin Klinic & Day Spa, you’ll have full, gorgeous lashes for up to a month without fussing with mascara or curling your eyelashes. Our eyelash expert, Seanna, is a licensed aesthetician.

Eyelash extensions were first used in 1916 for the film Intolerance. Director, D.W. Griffith, wanted actress, Seena Owen to have lashes “that brushed her cheeks, to make her eyes shine larger than life.” At this time, the eyelash extensions were made of human hair woven through fine gauze by a local wig maker. Today, lashes can be made with human hair or synthetic materials. At Skin Klinic, we use quality eyelashes from 3D-lashes. Eyelash extensions are completely safe and non-intrusive. The new lashes are applied to individual natural eyelashes and should never come in contact with the skin.

To care for your eyelash extensions:

  • Limit contact with your eyes (no rubbing or pulling on lashes!)
  • Avoid oily products on or near your lashes
  • Avoid using mascara, but if you do use it then choose a water-based mascara. Also remember to apply mascara from the middle to the tip of the lash and avoid the root area
  • Avoid getting the lashes wet for 36 hours after set/fill
  • Comb lashes daily with a mascara wand/small brush to ensure the fullness of lashes

MYTH: When my eyelash extensions came out, my natural lashes came with them.

FACT:  When your natural lashes grew out, they take the extensions with them! If good adhesive is used and proper technique is applied, eyelash extensions are designed to stay adhered to the natural lash until it grows out. If you are seeing eyelash extension shedding and your natural lash isn’t attached to the extension, then you are losing the extensions prematurely and should consult with your stylist as to the cause.

MYTH: Eyelash extensions make your natural lashes fall out.

FACT: Your eyelashes are constantly growing and shedding, just like the hair on your head. An eyelash has a finite life of 60-90 days. Since they are at different stages of the growth cycle, most people lose 1-3 natural lashes per day on average and never notice it because lashes are so small. Properly applied eyelash extensions do not affect this natural growth cycle but you may notice the shedding more than before because your lashes are darker and thicker with the extensions attached.

MYTH: I had eyelash extensions for a while and after I had them removed, my natural lashes were shorter.

FACT: Properly applied eyelash extensions do not affect the growth of natural lashes before, during or after application. When the extensions are gone, the natural lashes seem much smaller and thinner because you aren’t used to seeing them bare. It’s a case of perception overriding reality.

MYTH: Eyelash extensions hurt.

FACT: If eyelash extensions are applied properly, you shouldn’t feel anything at all. If your eyelash extensions are hurting, something is wrong with your lash application.

The application of eyelash extensions is a highly skilled craft and should only be attempted by trained professionals. Always ask to see proof of training before you let anyone work on your eyes.

Skin Klinic is a one-of-a-kind Medical Spa that marries the best high-tech treatments with service, commitment and attention to detail of a non-medical day spa.  We help you achieve the most attractive, healthy skin possible.

Our spa is nestled just one block from the ocean and Main Street in downtown Rockland. The spa is housed in a renovated Victorian house, complete with original marble sinks and Tiffany stained-glass windows. The house has a fascinating history. Originally built as a stage-coach stop, it became a part of the Underground Railroad. To visit is like stepping back in time to a slower pace and complete relaxation.

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