Extending eyelashes using ‘one-to-one’ method is currently the most modern and most popular way of eyelash extension. The application consists of sticking single artificial eyelash to the natural one with the use of specially prepared glue. The outcome is a set of approx. 200 eyelashes.
The procedure is completely safe and pain-free. It is performed with the patient in a lying position with their eyes closed. Before the treatment, one should not apply any mascara or curl their eyelashes. In case of patients wearing contact lenses, lenses should be removed and can be applied again immediately after the treatment. During the procedure lower lashes are secured with collagen pads to stop them from sticking to the upper ones. The pads have lifting and moisturizing properties so the skin around eyes benefits from the procedure as well.
For 24 hours after the treatment, it is advised to avoid swimming pool, sauna, steam baths and excessive wetting of eyelashes to allow for better glue bonding. It is recommended to avoid oily make-up removers and excessive rubbing because it may weaken the bond and extensions will fall out faster. Extended eyelashes have a spectacular effect and do not require mascara application, but if one wishes to use mascara it has to be water-based. Traditional mascara is not suitable.
Natural eyelashes fall out every day as it is a result of their life cycle which lasts for 6-10 weeks. The natural eyelash falls out with an attached artificial one and a new, young eyelash takes its place. After about 3-5 weeks from the application day half of the eyelashes, approx. 100, are left. It is a good time to perform the ‘follow-up’. The service includes sticking artificial eyelashes to new, young eyelashes in order to maintain the extension and thickening effect obtained during the first application.
In case of one-off treatment, for instance for a special occasion, the effect of long, thick eyelashes without in-fills lasts for 3-4 weeks and the last extended eyelashes will fall out 2-3 months after the treatment.