Eyelash Implants – Get the Low Down HereMay 15, 2011
Eyelash implants may be an option for your if you want some fuller and longer eyelashes that last. Maybe you don’t want to try eyelash serums, volumising mascaras, or eyelash extensions (also known as semi-permanent extensions), then eyelash implants may be for you.
Eyelash implants have quickly gained in popularity as a cosmetic procedure, that has been developed from their original use on medical grounds following certain illnesses.
The surgery for eyelash implants is performed under a local anaesthetic so you won’t actually feel any pain, but you will obviously be very aware of the surgeon being close to the eye. This may not be to bad though as eye shields are normally used to protect the eye from any possible damage. The whole procedure takes about one to two hours but depends on the number of implants required. Typically, around 30 – 60 hair follicles are taken from the head or back of the neck and implanted into the upper lash area. For a few people, this type of procedure may feel like the doctor is invading their personal space and make them feel uncomfortable.
Be aware that you will need a few days to recover from the procedure and should always follow the doctor’s recommendations concerning aftercare. Don’t be alarmed if some of the eyelash implants drop out after three or four weeks, this is perfectly normal and they will grow back.
Do not expect instant results, as you will not get them. Implants act like the hair on your head and will take 12 to 24 weeks for you to detect much difference. One thing to note though, if the hair is coming from your scalp, then your new lashes will grow faster than your natural eyelashes and will need trimming. It is also likely that your new implants will behave in the same tendencies as when they were in your scalp. This means that if you have curly coarse hair, you could need to straighten them! Your surgeon should discuss this possibility with you and what to do about it.
If all this sounds a little much, you could think about having eyelash extensions first as these are really quite good. Synthetic lashes are just glued to your individual lashes through a painless procedure and you will find that they are resistant to water, sun, sweat or tears. You should protect your eyes from water for the first two hours after the procedure. Waterproof mascara should also be avoided at all times as this may pull the lashes off as it bonds with the natural lashes. The downside of extensions is that they only last for about two months before you will need to have them replaced.
Undoubtedly, eyelash implants are a good way to improve the way your eyes look, but having this procedure should not be considered lightly. Eyelash implants are a basic form of transplant surgery and is therefore quite expensive and comes with certain risks. Please consider trying other avenues before you go down this particular road.