Eyelash extension procedures are becoming more and more popular as people wish to enhance the look of their eyes. These procedures are designed to help the eyelashes look longer and become thicker and fuller. Processes that add volume to the eyelashes help the eyes look wider and accent them in a dramatic fashion. This can help draw attention to the eyes, but it can also have the benefit of helping a person look younger. There are two types of extension procedures that one can try when looking for eyelash extension: semi permanent and permanent.
A semi permanent eyelash procedure is one that lasts a fairly long period of time, but does not last indefinitely. Some of these procedures actually extend the lash, and some only have the appearance of extending the lash. Eyelash perming is one that merely gives the appearance of longer and thicker lashes. In reality this semi permanent eyelash solution just gives the illusion of thickness and length. Eyelash extensions, however, actually add length and volume to the lashes.
For an eyelash extension semi permanent solution, the extension is actually placed onto the natural lash in order to add length and a thicker look to the eyelashes overall. With proper application and bonding, the extensions stay on as long as the natural lash remains. While the procedure can last up to two months or more, it is recommended that you have touch ups every three weeks in order to keep the lashes looking filled in and natural. If you are only getting this solution once for a special occasion, it is recommended that you go in to have any remaining extensions removed after two or three weeks in order to prevent patchiness as the natural lashes adhere to their normal cycle.
A permanent eyelash solution is one that lasts a lifetime. Because natural lashes fall out, the only permanent eyelash solution is surgical implants. This procedure requires a graft from another part of the body, usually the nape of the neck. The hairs from this area are then transplanted, each individually, to the upper eyelid. These hairs will not ever fall out, as do eyelashes. However, they do need to be trimmed, as they will continue to grow. This procedure adds volume to the eyelashes, and can add some length if allowed to grow a little longer than the natural lashes. The procedure is done under local anesthetic, and usually takes right around an hour to complete.
Whether you choose a semi permanent or a permanent eyelash procedure, it is important to take some safety precautions to guard against ocular damage. Make sure that the person performing the procedure is properly licensed and that the work appears to be sterile. Additionally, and eye shield to protect the cornea is a good idea. Finally, make sure that you follow all instructions for proper care of your new eyelashes. No matter which way you decide to go in order to lengthen and thicken your lashes, the result can be more dramatic and attention-grabbing eyes, accented by beautiful, full eyelashes.