Depending on the severity of the allergic reaction, a person may have symptoms that last from a few hours to a few days. Treatment can also affect the time during which a person may experience reactions to eyelash extensions. A person should talk to their doctor if their reactions persist after a few days. While irritations may have signs similar to those of allergies, they are often less severe and go away once the adhesive heals.
This usually occurs within the first 24 hours after application. Once eyelash extensions are removed, allergy symptoms should decrease. Unfortunately, customers with an allergy to eyelash extension adhesive will always experience a reaction. If the allergy to eyelash extensions does not go away after 24 hours, be sure to remove them with a special liquid (remover).
If the reaction does not stop and even “gains momentum”, medical attention will be needed. Although irritation has some of the same signs as an allergy, they are generally less severe and may go away. And if the glue does not contain cyanoacrylate, its adhesive functions are minimized and eyelash extensions will not last long. Cyanoacrylate is the main ingredient found in eyelash adhesive and ensures that eyelash extensions last as long as possible.
Allergies caused by eyelash extensions are extremely rare (less than 1% of confirmed cases of all complaints of various reactions after the appointment). Nobody (not even the most experienced professional) can predict how your body will react to eyelash extensions. You've probably learned that glue for eyelash extensions heals by its reaction to moisture (specifically, cyanoacrylate does). As with any other chemical or substance, a customer can develop an allergic reaction to eyelash extension glue at any time.
However, remember to tell the customer that latex-free glue will reduce the lifespan of eyelash extensions by about a week. While an eyelash extension reaction that causes irritation will go away, an allergic reaction gets worse over time. When observing the correct extension technique, the eyelash stylist uses a small drop of glue, preventing it from coming into contact with the delicate skin of the eyelids. It could be an allergy the first time you put on your eyelash extensions, or you have normal extensions when you're allergic to them one day.
An allergic reaction to eyelash extensions is manifested as redness, swelling, and a feeling of itching along the lash line or in the eyelid area. If your client has a true allergy to eyelash extensions, it is recommended that they take an antihistamine. However, if you're about to apply eyelash extensions to your client and they start showing signs of an allergic reaction, don't panic. While some of the warning signs between an allergy to eyelash extensions and an irritation may be similar, there are a few key differences.