Can an allergy to lash extensions go away?

Once the eyelash extensions are removed, the allergy symptoms should go away. Unfortunately, customers who are allergic to eyelash extension adhesive will always experience a reaction. Even after a prolonged interruption of treatment, the allergy is likely to return, stronger than ever. Depending on the severity of the allergic reaction, a person may have symptoms that last from a few hours to a few days.

If you start experiencing these symptoms, they may last until the adhesive completely disappears from your eye. The reaction may continue to worsen as long as the eye is exposed to the adhesive (or allergen). In fact, the greater the exposure to a specific allergen, the reaction may progress over time. Allergies to eyelash extensions can be caused by the body's hypertensive reaction against any type of cosmetic product used by the eyelash technician.

Eyelash extensions generally replace the use of mascara, so a person could use mascara instead to achieve longer, fuller lashes. The Barber and Cosmetology Board recommends that people with certain conditions or risk factors avoid wearing eyelash extensions. To avoid an allergic reaction, they recommend using formaldehyde-free products and avoiding washing your face for a few hours after applying eyelash extensions. Therefore, people who are allergic to eyelash extension glue or any of its ingredients tend to have symptoms such as redness, swelling, swelling, and itching around the eyes.

If a reaction occurs, the person should remove the eyelash extensions and seek treatment as soon as possible. Asako (left) and Naoko (right) are certified eyelash stylists and owners of Divine Lashes, a site for eyelash lovers to meet and learn more about eyelash extensions and lifting. While a small percentage of customers develop an allergic reaction to eyelash extension glue, this allergy in and of itself is not particularly dangerous. An allergic reaction to eyelash extensions is similar to other contact allergies, also known as contact dermatitis.

You've probably learned that eyelash extension glue cures by reacting to moisture (to be specific, cyanoacrylate does). For some people, eyelash extensions can cause an allergic reaction or cause other eye health problems.

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