The eyes are a focal point of the face. Studies show that long eyelashes and large eyes are considered a sign of youth and beauty. Fuller and longer lashes will emphasize and frame your eyes, giving you a more refreshed, awake or feminine look without the need for mascara, false eyelashes or eyelash extensions.
When to Consider Eyelash Enhancement
- If you have sparse, thin or nonexistent eyelashes.
- If you commonly experience eye discomfort or irritation from small particles of dirt or debris in the air.
- If you often use false lashes or eyelash extensions.
Fuller lashes also provide more protection for your eyes, shielding them from tiny particles in the air that cause irritation.
Detailed Procedural Information
How is a eyelash enhancement procedure performed?
Our aesthetic plastic surgeon will instruct you about the correct method for applying eyelash enhancer serum at home. Usually, you apply eyelash enhancer at night so the product can be fully absorbed and irritation is kept to a minimum. Application generally includes the following steps:
- Before applying any product, clean the face and eye area so that it is devoid of makeup, dirt and facial products.
- Remove contacts and false eyelashes or extensions, if applicable.
- Apply the product using a sterile applicator on the upper eyelashes going from the inside out. Do not apply in your eye or to the bottom lashes.
- Blot any excess and continue with the opposite eye (with either the same or a different sterile applicator).
- It is important to be consistent and to use as directed.
What are my options?
Options include nonsurgical eyelash enhancers as well as surgical eyelash grafting of individual hair follicles (see hair transplantation). For those seeking a simple, nonsurgical solution, there are a number of eyelash enhancement options to choose from.
Preparing for Your Procedure:
You need to talk to our plastic surgeon about the pros and cons and carefully read the directions that accompany the eyelash enhancer.
Aftercare and Recovery
Results will last as long as the treatments are applied on a regular basis. Upon discontinuation of treatment, eyelash growth is expected to return to its pretreatment appearance over the course of several weeks to months.
Results of this treatment vary greatly from person to person.