What is a Lash Lift? How long does the lift last? Should I tint my lashes too?
It is a lifting technique designed to give you more defined, longer-looking lashes without the need for eyelash extensions. It gives you the same effect as an eyelash curler, except the results of a Lash Lift typically last 6-8 weeks. You may also add tinting to your lift to give your lashes a mascara-like darkness for 2-3 weeks. Tinting is best for lighter colored lashes but can also enhance darker lashes that have lighter tips. The procedure takes about 45-60 minutes.
Should I do anything to prepare for the treatment?
If you use waterproof mascara, discontinue use at least 2 days prior to your lift appointment. If you wear contacts, please take them out before your lift to avoid any irritation. Most importantly, please arrive to your appointment completely free of eye makeup.
Will the lift make my eyelashes look like I have lash extensions?
The lift will not make your lashes any fuller because no additional lashes are being added. This treatment simply enhances your natural lashes. Most of the time, lashes do appear slightly more full because they are so uplifted.
What are the aftercare instructions and maintenance required?
Do not get lashes wet or apply anything to them for at least 24 hours after a lift. When cleansing your face for the entire life of your lift, use cool to lukewarm water. Do not use hot water to clean lashes. Brush your lashes daily (your lash lift technician will give you a brush to take home after your service). Steer clear of waterproof mascara for the entire life of your lift.
Can I still wear mascara?
Yes, mascara will give your lashes an even more dramatic look after a lift. Just stay away from waterproof mascara.
Why should I stay away from waterproof mascara?
Harsh chemicals are used to make the mascara waterproof. This makes them extremely drying to your lashes. Also, since waterproof mascara is harder to remove, you have to use extra effort and tug on your lashes to remove the mascara. Additionally, most people still do not get the mascara off completely so your lashes constantly have this drying, damaging formula on them 24 hours a day. Results can be breakage, weakened lashes and over shedding. Also, regular waterproof mascara use can cause poor lift results due to weakened lashes.
Will this damage my lashes?
No, as long as you follow the pre prep and post care instructions. The lifting solutions are only applied to the base of lashes and up a bit, never to the ends of the lashes.
Are some lashes resistant to curl?
On occasion, lashes with a strong cowlick or slanted growth pattern or lashes which have growth patterns in the eye area due to plastic surgery can be resistant to curl. We advise talking to your Lash Lift Technician and giving the lift a try once to see how your lashes hold the curl.
Is the treatment painful?
No. At first it may feel a little strange when the lifting rod is applied to your eyelid. Fort he most part, it is a very comfortable and relaxing experience.
Can I get this treatment if I use a lash growth product?
Yes, your lift may even be more dramatic if your lashes have grown with the serum.
My lashes are straight and downward pointing. Is this a good treatment for me?
Absolutely! These types of lashes experience great results from lash lifting. After, your lashes will be evenly dispersed and lifted, usually appearing longer.
I have very short lashes. Is this a good treatment for me?
Most of the time, yes. We have different size rods for the lifting procedure. If your lashes are too short to curl around the rod, it may be a little challenging. We recommend trying it out and seeing how you do. Your Lash Lift Technician can better assess your situation when you come in for your appointment.
If I have an eye condition (such as Glaucoma), is this a good treatment for me?
We always advise consulting your physician before any service you may be in doubt about. As long as he/she signs off on it, you should be fine!
I’ve recently had blepharoplasty surgery, can I have this treatment?
You need to wait at least 1 year from your surgery. Your eye area usually will have increased sensitivity after the surgery and you need to give yourself time to heal properly. Consult your physician before scheduling your appointment to be sure.
I’ve recently had Lasik surgery, can I have this treatment?
Yes, but you need to wait at least 6 months. After that time, consult your physician to be sure.
Who is this treatment NOT recommended for?
Those with chronic dry eye, conjunctivitis, damaged lashes or lashes with gaps (the Lift 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 after your last treatment). When in doubt, always consult your physician before booking your appointment.