Some More Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: What is a Keratin Lash Lift?
A: A lash lift sets the shape of your natural lashes by first adhering a comfortable silicone rod to your eyelids, then lifting your lashes up onto the rod and finally using a Keratin based solution to gently lift your eyelashes at the base, giving them a lifted and curled effect.
Q: Does the Keratin Lash Lift hurt?
A: No the procedure is totally painless. You will have your eyes closed for the entire treatment and although it may feel a little strange being unable to open your eyes for this time, it offers you a chance to just lay back and relax during the treatment.
Q: Is the procedure safe?
A: Yes. The eyes are kept shut as the lashes are gently lifted onto specially designed silicone pads and the keratin infused formaldehyde free products are specifically designed not to drip into the eyes.
Q: Will the Kertin Lash Lift damage my natural lashes?
A: No. By selecting me, a carefully trained and skilled Licensed Esthetician, you can rest easy knowing that a proper Lash Lift procedure is being followed.
Q: How long does a lash lift take?
A: A lash lift can take anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour from beginning to end. Maybe a little longer if you decide to have your eyelashes tinted which will enhance the effect of your lash lift.
Q: How long will a Keratin Lash Lift last?
A: A Lash Lift can last anywhere from 6-12 weeks as it vary from person to person. There is no need for any maintenance appointments in between but you will need to have the process repeated every 6-12 weeks to lift the new hair growth. There are some situations that may cause the lift to drop/weaken prematurely such as swimming, use off harsh products, heat and oils. If you find that your lift does not last the full 2 months, you can repeat the treatment after a minimum of 4 weeks of having the initial treatment, but not before.
Q: Will I have a reaction to the lotion?
A: Very few people have a reaction to the lotion but that doesn’t mean you won’t be one of them. What one person reacts to, another is fine with. This is why you can opt to have a patch test 24 hours beforehand. A patch test is quick and simple. It consists of placing 2 drops of lotions behind the ear for 15 minutes. Wiping it off and waiting to see if any subsequent irritation occurs over the next 24 hours such as redness, itching or inflammation.
Q: Can I wear makeup after my lash lift?
A: Yes, but it is advised that you leave your lashes untouched for at least 24 hours after your treatment. You may find that there is no need for mascara anyway, but if you wish to make your lashes even fuller, a non-waterproof mascara is advised as the removal of waterproof mascaras can be harsh on the lashes and weaken the lift.
Q: How do I clean my eyes?
A: Gently, using mild products. Always wait 24 hours to do this after the completion of the procedure.
Q: Can I use an eyelash curler?
A: No. There will be no need for an eyelash curler as this treatment gives a much better result than using a curler, but more importantly, using one may weaken and damage your lashes.
Q: How often can I have a lash lift?
A: A lash lift will begin to naturally drop after about 2 months and your lashes will be back to their natural look. The lashes should drop evenly and will not look out of place. You can repeat the treatment after a minimum of one month if you feel you need to, or you can wait until they are back to their natural state.
Q: I wear contact lenses, is that okay?
A: Yes, if you wear contacts, we ask that you remove them prior to the treatment. They can be re-applied once the lift is finished.
Q: I use Latisse®, can I get this treatment?
A: Yes, dramatic results can be achieved for those using Latisse® because the lashes are already long.
A: People with downward pointing lashes are actually perfect candidates for the lash lift and often achieve dramatic results.
.Q: I have very very short lashes, will this be a good treatment option for me?
A: If the natural lashes aren't long enough to bring up onto the shield, it can be challenging, but that's not to say it can't be done.
Q: I have hooded eyelids, will this be a good treatment option for me?
A: In my experience, although people with hooded eyeslids do benefit from the treatment, the results may not appear as dramatic.
A: Yes, however, please consult with your physician before having a lash lift if you have any medical eye conditions.
A: You need to wait anywhere from 6 months to one year from the date of your surgery. You need to give yourself time to heal before having a lash lift and as always, consult with your physician beforehand.
A: Chronic dry eye, conjunctivitis, damaged lashes or lashes with gaps (this treatment may make the gaps more noticeable), active eye infections of any kind, trichotillomania (habitual pulling out of lashes), recent chemo treatments (you will need to wait at least a year from your last treatment. When in doubt, always consult with your physician before having a lash lift)
1. Please arrive to the lash lift appointment completely free of eye makeup using only a water based makeup remover.
2. Discontinue use of waterproof mascara at least 2 days prior to your appointment.
3. Remove contacts prior to the treatment.