Do eyelash extensions give you styes?

Eyelash extensions can cause cross-contamination and the formation of sties. That's why it's crucial to never do eyelash extensions to a customer with a stye. Clogged follicles could also form a stye, which can develop into a bacterial infection, Yu says. If your eye is infected, you may experience symptoms similar to those of dry eye, in addition to photosensitivity, eyelid swelling, and pus secretion.

An allergic reaction to glue. If you have “conjunctivitis”, a corneal abrasion, blepharitis, a stye, or eye mites, you are currently NOT a candidate for eyelash extensions. When the infection is gone, you can talk about extensions then. Since eyelashes keep dust and dirt out of the eyes, it's reasonable to assume that the longer eyelash length of extensions would be even better at keeping debris away.

During the procedure, each extension is applied individually to the lash line and is “filled in” once the natural eyelash falls out (usually within a few weeks), taking the extension with you. Not only are eyelash extensions likely to protect your eyes worse, but they can also cause other problems. We recommend that you use a safe mascara for eyelash extensions and avoid a mascara that is water resistant. In fact, most of the time the weight of 4-5 extensions on a natural eyelash will weigh less than a classic extension.

Eyelash technicians, who require a license, recommend which extension will work best for you, balancing the desired look with the capacity of your natural lashes and choosing the length, width and degree of curl accordingly. Users of eyelash extensions who have a stye should consult a doctor before requesting that their technician remove their synthetic eyelashes. And while it's not common, sometimes an eyelash extension is embedded in the transparent membrane that covers the eyeball. It's crucial to find an accredited and licensed beauty salon that has performed many eyelash extension procedures.

But if you opt for the advanced eyelash technique known as “Russian Volume”, your technician will apply a range of eyelash extensions to each eyelash. Eyelash extensions (individual false eyelashes semi-permanently glued to the lash line) are gaining popularity.

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