Having luscious, thick eyelashes can draw extra attention to one of the most captivating elements of a person’s face—the eyes. For this reason, many people go to great lengths to enhance the look of their eyelashes. From extra-volumizing mascaras to pesky eyelash curlers to eyelash extensions, the products and promises abound—but they can also add up when it comes to time and money. However, a new procedure, called a keratin lash lift, offers an alternative way to boost the appearance of eyelashes without expensive cosmetics and time-consuming daily applications.

Read on to learn more about keratin lash lifts and how North Shore Med Spa can enhance the look of natural eyelashes with a simple procedure.

What Is a Keratin Lash Lift?

It’s easiest to think of a keratin lash lift as a “perm” for the eyelashes. After carefully cleaning and protecting the area, a trained professional applies a chemical solution known as keratin to the eyelashes. This chemical causes them to curl naturally, and they will stay this way for 4 to 6 weeks, similar to a traditional perm of the hair of the scalp. The solution does not cause any damage to the natural eyelashes, and it requires no aftercare. The lash lift allows people to wake up every morning with a gorgeous curl in their natural eyelashes—no eyelash curlers or mascara needed. After a lift, eyelashes also appear longer, so no lash extenders are needed, either.

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What Are the Benefits of a Keratin Lash Lift?

A keratin lash lift is a safe way to boost the appearance of natural eyelashes. It also has the benefit of returning precious time to a morning or “getting ready” routine. For people who struggle with applying mascara without clumps, or worry about getting their mascara wet over the course of the day, a lash lift can eliminate these concerns. A lash lift also solves the problem of dangerous eyelash curlers getting near the face, and avoids wasting time with tedious extensions and glue.

What Are the Risks of a Keratin Lash Lift?

Like any cosmetic procedure, a keratin lash lift does come with the potential for side effects. It’s important to be aware of these side effects and factor them into the decision-making process when it comes to pursuing a cosmetic eyelash enhancement. Some of the side effects relate to the chemicals used during the treatment—people can experience skin irritation, blisters, rashes, or skin redness. If the chemical is applied for too long, it may cause kinks or abnormal curves in the eyelashes. Additionally, because of the proximity of the treatment to the eyes themselves, there is also a possibility of dry eyes, tearing eyes, or eye inflammation. It can be particularly risky if the chemical solution comes into contact with the eye, as it can cause a burn or ulcer of the cornea. This is why it is important to choose an aesthetic professional who is appropriately trained and has an abundance of experience with the procedure, such as those at North Shore Med Spa.

What to Expect at a Keratin Lash Lift Appointment

Keratin lash lift appointments generally take less than an hour. An aesthetic professional will make sure that the eyelashes are fully cleaned of residue before starting the procedure. During the procedure, the eyelashes will be combed into a roller, and chemicals will be used to hold them in place. The treatment solution helps remodel the structure of the eyelashes at a microscopic level so they remain curled for weeks. Some treatments also add more tint or volume to the lashes. After the eyelashes have had time to “set,” the chemical solution will be removed. The aesthetician will provide specific instructions about to care for the lashes afterward, including how long to wait before getting the eyelashes wet (usually 24 to 48 hours).

How to Learn More About Keratin Lash Lifts

A lash lift can be a simple and cost-effective way to reduce the amount of time spent each day on eyelash care. To learn more about how a keratin lash lift can give a luscious boost and curl to natural eyelashes, contact North Shore Med Spa today.