Eyelash Extension Adhesives May Cause Bad Reactions
Infections and allergies from cosmetic procedure can damage eyes or cause swelling, loss of eyelashes
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) warns that among the potential dangers associated with cosmetic eyelash extensions and the adhesives used to apply them are infections of the cornea and eyelid, permanent or temporary loss of eyelashes, and eyelid swelling.
The academy said that a recent Consumer Reports article details the cases of several patients who suffered infections and allergic reactions to formaldehyde-based adhesives used with eyelash extensions.
The AAO said consumers should use caution if they're considering eyelash extensions and offered the following advice:
- Only go to an aesthetician who is certified and working at a reputable business.
- Ensure that adequate hand washing and proper hygiene is practiced by the aesthetician.
- Ask about the eyelash adhesive ingredients before getting the extensions applied.
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