For thousands of woman with thinning, light colored or sparse eyelashes, eyelash extensions are the perfect solution. Long eyelash extensions come in permanent and semi-permanent varieties and can be applied in a salon environment by a professional or using at home kits purchased by the consumer.
Certified professionals seem to be recommended and most receive training direct from the eyelash extension manufacturer. The majority of woman choose to use mascara on a daily basis to extend the length of their eyelashes but with the cost of a tube of mascara averaging $10 or more it can be a costly not to mention time consuming solution. As a result, more and more woman are looking into permanent or semi-permanent eyelash extensions.
Semi-permanent eyelash extensions last approximately 3-4 months. Length of time varies depending on the natural growth cycle of your lashes, which for most people is 90-120 days. The eyelashes are individually applied with different types of adhesive depending on the brand. Cost can range from $10 for an at home kit to over $300 for a salon certified technician application. Before and after pictures are available on most companies websites as well as information on where you can find a certified technician in your area.
Permanent eyelash extenders require a surgical procedure and anesthesia. This type of procedure has been common in overseas countries for some time now but has been gaining popularity in the United States. Long eyelash extensions are individually implanted under the skin of the eyelid. Typically, 50-60 strands are implanted per eye along the lash line.
The cost of surgery varies widely depending on your area and you may have to travel to find a doctor experienced in these types of implants. On the plus side, you will not have to get the procedure redone every 2-4 months as you do with semi-permanent eyelash extension application. Regardless which eyelash extension option you choose the result could save you time and money in the long run.