Are There Any Side Effects From The Adhesive?

Yes. Some people can develop an allergic reaction to the adhesive (5% of the population is allergic to cyanoacrylates). It usually presents after 3-4 exposures (3-4 months after initial application) to the adhesive. For those allergic, the morning after their service the lids of the eyes will be puffy- more swollen than a night of crying. The eyeballs will be “quiet”- no redness or discharge.

This condition cannot be avoided by changing brands of adhesive. It will occur every time lashes are applied to an allergic person using the cyanoacrylate. There is relief and clients can continue to enjoy extensions with the allergy, but it will require a visit to a knowing ophthalmologist familiar with working with the nuances of extensions in order to obtain a prescription cream that will prevent the inflammation from occurring when lashes are reapplied.

If you have suffered from this kind of allergy, there is relief available, and it is not based upon changing name brands of adhesive. We can refer you to a trustworthy ophthalmologist who can help you treat the reaction.