At Belle Âme in Oklahoma City
At A Glance
- Fuller Lashes
- More natural alternative to extensions
- Long lasting
A lash lift is a perm for your lashes that will leave them looking long and full for weeks without the help of mascara or lash curlers. When done correctly and with proper aftercare, you can expect the lift to last anywhere between six to eight weeks.
A lash lift is for anyone who wants fuller healthier and longer-looking lashes for weeks on end. The treatment can be performed on all lash types and looks especially dramatic on people who have straight lashes or ones that point downwards.
The treatment might be contraindicated if you’ve had any sort of eye surgery in the past few months or a history of eye allergies, infections, styes, dry or watery eyes. Some of the ingredients in the solutions might irritate sensitive eyes. A consultation with Dr Stevens will determine if the treatment is right for you.
What Is the Treatment Like?
First, your technician will clean your entire eye area to ensure it’s free of makeup, dirt, and oil. Then, your lashes will be glued to a silicone mold so that they can be shaped around it
A special eyelash perm solution is applied to break up the disulfide bonds in the hair strands. Then, a second solution will give your lashes a new shape.
Many people who come in for a lash lift opt to have a lash tint at the same time. This can darken light lashes. The combination of the two treatments leaves you looking like you have freshly curled lashes with a glossy coat of mascara.
The entire treatment lasts between 45 to 60 minutes, depending on whether you’re doing the tint or not.
Before the Treatment
If you normally wear contacts, opt to leave them home and just wear glasses on the day of your treatment. You should also make sure your eyes are makeup free and freshly cleaned.
If you have sensitive skin or eyes, contact our office and request a patch test 24 to 48 hours prior to your appointment to ensure that you have no negative reaction to the solution.
Lash Lift vs. Lash Extensions
While lash extensions make your lashes appear longer and fuller by adding false lashes to your natural ones, a lift works with your natural lashes to make them stand out. While the look is less dramatic, there are several benefits to opting for a lash lift over extensions.
- A lash lift lasts much longer than extensions
- The serum used in a lift will nourish your lashes while extensions will damage them
- A lash lift looks more natural than extensions
- A lift requires no special home care while extensions require vigilant home maintenance
- A lash lift will naturally lose its curl with no awkward phase while extensions require regular refills to keep them from looking patchy
Avoid using makeup, lotions, or skin care products on your eyes in the first 24 hours after the treatment. After a day to allow the treatment to cure, you may resume your regular skincare and makeup routine.
Exposure to both heat and water can shorten the life of your lift. Avoid steam rooms and very hot long showers to prolong your results. Conditioning them with coconut oil every few days can keep them looking shiny and silky but isn’t necessary.