False Lashes, Extensions & Eyelash Enhancement - Which One to Pick?

The desire to have longer, thicker, and fuller eyelashes is very common. After all, they draw attention to your eyes and make them pop. Unfortunately, not everyone is born with naturally long and dark lashes, and must come up with ways to obtain their desired lash goals. Luckily, there are many different solutions, including false eyelashes, eyelash extensions, and eyelash enhancement.

With all of these different options available to us, how do we determine which one is the best solution for our lashes? Let’s compare them.

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One of the most common solutions is to apply false lashes. These are temporary, false hairs attached to a strip. These lashes can be made out of synthetic material, silk, or even faux or real mink, and are available in a wide range of styles, lengths, thicknesses, and colors. These strips are then applied to your lash line using lash glue.

The Downside

While these false lashes do give you a fuller look, there are many drawbacks to this option. Firstly, using false lashes is simply not cost effective. You will have to keep buying a new pack every couple of weeks, as well as more lash glue. False lashes can be very impractical. Most people often have difficulty putting them on, which wastes a lot of time, and if they are not glued on properly, they can come off easily. Imagine being out with friends and suddenly your lashes fall off at the dinner table – what an unnecessary hassle to deal with!

Furthermore, false lashes can have more serious risks. People often get eye infections from their false lashes, either because they wore them for too long without cleaning them, or because they wore them to bed. Bacteria collects underneath the lash glue and on the actual lashes themselves, which can then get into the actual eyes. These eye infections can include pain, inflammation, or even discharge.

Eyelash Extensions

The next common solution for longer and fuller lashes is to get eyelash extensions. These are artificial lashes that are applied to your lash line using a semi-permanent adhesive. Most common extensions can be made up of synthetic, silk, mink, or even horse hair.

What Are The Drawbacks?

One of the main reasons that deters people from getting eyelash extensions is that the process is time consuming and pricey. Extensions can only be put on by licensed professionals, so you need to plan in advance when you are going to get them done. It is not a quick and easy process that you can do by yourself at home. Additionally, eyelash extensions are not cheap. Currently, a full set can range anywhere from $80 to $120, with an extra $40 to $80 for a refill every couple of weeks. Overtime, this adds up and becomes extremely costly.

Furthermore, eyelash extensions require a lot of maintenance. In the first 24 hours after the procedure, your lashes must be kept away from water because this can weaken the adhesive and cause your lashes to fall out. This makes everyday activities like showering and washing your face extremely difficult to accomplish. You also have to be careful with what makeup you use. Just like water, oil breaks down the adhesive, so you have to avoid oil-based products on your eyelids and lash line. What’s more, there is even the risk of losing lashes in your sleep depending on if you sleep too much on one side.

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Eyelash Enhancement

So, if false lashes and lash extensions are impractical, costly, and difficult to maintain, then what other option is there?

The last and best option for you is eyelash enhancement. This treatment uses a serum that grows your natural lashes. No synthetic lashes or messy adhesive required. The serum is applied to your upper lash line and within a few weeks, you will have longer and thicker lashes. Simple as that!

Using Latisse at Mai Body Clinic

At Mai Body Clinic, we offer eyelash enhancement with Latisse. Latisse is an FDA-approved treatment to grow eyelashes for people with inadequate or not enough lashes. It contains bimatoprost, a lipid compound that is used to increase the size of lashes. The procedure is simple – all you have to do is apply the serum to the base of your upper lashes, and you will experience an increase in length, thickness, and darkness of lashes. Our professionals will show you how to apply the serum during your treatment, and then you can do it on your own at home!

If you are interested in growing your lashes in a safe, natural, and cost-effective way, book an appointment with our licensed professionals at Mai Body Clinic today. Book online or call us during clinic hours for any questions or concerns you may have.