What Are the Types of Infections That Can Occur with Eyelash Extensions if Done Incorrectly?

Doctor Answers 3

Eyelash Extension Infections?

    Latisse when used properly has very small side effect profile and very little risk of infection.  The extensions can cause inflammation, allergic reaction, or infections.

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 496 reviews

Possible eyelash extension infections

Numerous infections are possible however strongly consider Latisse. This will grow out your lashes with minimal risk of infection.  For a quick fix, consider extensions however even in very experienced hands, reactions can occur without a real underlying infection. 

Stefan Mark Szczerba, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 38 reviews

Infections from Eyelash Extensions

Whether applied correctly or incorrectly, there are various infections that can be caused from eyelash extensions, plus just general allergies and irritations from the glues used. Eye infections would be bacterial infections, sties, and conjunctivitis, most commonly. Additionally, some people find that the lashes themselves feel too heavy and end up weighing down their lids because the muscles there can't sustain the weight.

F. Victor Rueckl, MD
Las Vegas Dermatologist
4.6 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.