LED Eyelash Extensions: Are They Safe for Me?

In the industry of beauty and makeup, a new technology has emerged in the eyelash extension category which is called LED Eyelash Extensions. These are a special way to make your eyelashes look amazing. What’s cool about them is not only do they make your lashes look great, but they also make sure you feel comfortable and safe while using them.

What are LED Eyelash Extensions?

LED Eyelash Extensions are a cutting-edge beauty technique that makes the use of LED light technology which is not UV Rays to enhance and extend natural eyelashes. This technology uses a special kind of light to make a special glue to stick the extensions to your lashes. It’s like a new way of doing them. The result is longer, fuller, and more glamorous lashes that require minimal drying time, ensuring a comfortable and efficient beauty treatment. This innovative technique enhances the overall productivity and effectiveness of lash extension professionals.
LED Lash Extensions are changing how we do eyelash extensions. It’s like magic for your eyelashes!

What Is The Difference Between UV And LED?

  • Wavelength: The primary distinction between UV (Ultraviolet) and LED (Light Emitting Diode) light lies in their wavelengths. UV light is known for its shorter wavelengths and higher energy levels, which can potentially be harmful to the skin and eyes. LED light, on the other hand, falls within the visible light spectrum, boasting longer wavelengths and lower energy levels.
  • Safety Concerns: UV light has well-documented safety concerns, including skin aging, damage to collagen and elastin fibers, and increased risk of eye conditions like cataracts and photokeratitis (corneal sunburn). In contrast, LED light is considered safe for both the skin and eyes due to its lack of harmful UV radiation.

Why LED Light is Not Harmful to the Eye Area

Now, let’s address the crucial question: why is LED light safe for lash extension applications around the delicate eye area?

  • Non-Ionizing Radiation: LED light falls under the category of non-ionizing radiation, which means it lacks the energy to cause cellular damage or ionize atoms and molecules. This inherent property makes LED therapy safe for the eye area.
  • Specific Wavelengths: Lash extension adhesives that cure with LED light typically utilize specific wavelengths within the visible light spectrum. These wavelengths do not pose a risk to the eyes, ensuring a comfortable and secure experience during the application process.
  • Minimal Heat Generation: LED light sources generate minimal heat, eliminating the risk of burns or discomfort when used in proximity to the eyes.

Benefits of LED Lashes

Due to this curing method, the bond is extremely strong and oil resistant, which is a major benefit if you are someone who struggles with lash retention, has oily skin and/or hair, or has lashes that are very thick/straight and have had trouble holding extensions in the past. The adhesive cures instantly and does not require that you keep them dry for 24 hours to avoid unstable curing and extension loss. If you’re a swimmer/everyday gym goer etc, this could be a game changer for you.

For those of you who are time poor and want to make your visits here as few and far between as possible (it’s ok – we miss you but we understand!) we’re finding that most people are getting an additional week between infills with this type of technology.

If you are prone to very sensitive eyes and tend to find regular lash extension application irritating, in almost all cases, this will completely eliminate any sensitivity from adhesive, and you will have zero redness after the treatment. Sensitivity from eyepads can still occur, so it is important to let us know if you are experiencing any discomfort so we can make adjustments)

Whilst actual allergies (normally characterised by puffy, swollen eyelids) to eyelash extension adhesive aren’t eliminated with LED, the chance of them is lessened. You are more than welcome to have an LED patch test to see if this would benefit you.

The only circumstance where we would not recommend it is if you have a tendency to pick at and pull at your own eyelashes. They are bonded so well, that if you are tugging and playing with them lots, it is likely your own lash will come out before the extension does. We always say avoid touching the eye area as much as possible when wearing lashes, to avoid introducing any bacteria into the area.

TOP TIP:The Aftercare Protocol of LED Lash Extensions is quite similar to traditional Lash Extensions, with the exception of avoiding water for 24 hours.

  • Avoid Excessive Agitation
    This means no rubbing, picking, pulling, or scratching. Of course, no lash lifting, tinting, or curling with extensions. Also skip saunas if you can!
  • Limit Oil-Containing Makeup And Skincare.
    Mascara is a no-no.
  • Cleanse Your Lashes Dialy.
  • Sleep On Your Back
    Minimize pressure to the eyelashes by back-sleeping if possible.

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