Since lash lifts are a relatively new procedure, little information is available about the potential for side effects. However, there are reports of post-procedure side effects in firsthand reviews.
Skin irritation is perhaps the greatest risk of the procedure. While protective pads are placed along your lash line to prevent the keratin glue from getting on your skin, this method isn’t completely foolproof.
You might also be more prone to irritation due to the chemicals contained in the solution if you have a history of dry eye, allergies, and eye or skin sensitivities.
Side effects from the solution include:
- dry eye
- watery eyes
- more brittle lash hair
If the solution lands in your eye, the likely outcome is considerable irritation or even a burn or ulcer. As well, you risk corneal abrasion if you rub your irritated eye or it gets accidentally scratched or otherwise traumatized.
Aside from the solution itself causing irritation, working with an inexperienced practitioner can also increase your risk of side effects during the application process.
Damaged hair is a possibility with any chemicals or traction applied to your strands. This can lead to temporary hair loss.