There is a wide variety of eyelash extensions to be found in the market. There are synthetic options that are typically the most affordable, and more exotic types like mink and silk that are more expensive. Eyelash extensions can also vary in terms of thickness and length. These extensions work by being individually bonded to the natural lash using special glues.
A technician works with the client to choose eyelash extensions that best suit the natural lash. Too long or too thick an extension can cause the natural lash to become strained and break. Attaching extensions is delicate work that also involves the use of sharp instruments. Care should be taken when doing this work to avoid breaking the skin and providing entryway to bacteria. The extensions can last several weeks, as they should only fall out with the normal shedding of the natural lashes. Touchups are typically recommended every 3 weeks.
This option of eyelash enhancement has grown popular thanks to the many celebrities who have adopted the practice. In most cases where the procedure is correctly done, the results are very good and there is no need to add on mascara. You do however need to be careful about handling these extensions so they do not break or cause the natural lash to be pulled out, especially in the first 48 hours after application.
The only real dangers lie in choosing a poorly trained technician who cannot properly advise the clients on how to choose extensions and makes mistakes during the procedure. It is recommended that you find a technician with proper training and a good track record of excellent results. This is one of the most expensive forms of eyelash enhancement procedures.