Eyelash extensions are individual fibers — not a strip of lashes — that are glued, one by one or in small groups, onto your natural eyelashes to enhance the appearance of length and fullness.
Most eyelash extensions are made of synthetic fibers, such as nylon, and are bonded using various types of professional glues. Silk is another material used for eyelash extensions. There are even mink eyelashes made of natural fur.
If you sign up for a full set of eyelash extensions, set aside about two to three hours and a few hundred dollars. Mink eyelash extensions can cost around $500.
The FDA does not regulate lash glue or the extensions. Some side effects usually go away on their own, but sometimes the products may pose serious harm.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) has published reports citing the following specific dangers of using non-FDA approved eyelash extensions:
If you want longer, fuller eyelashes but are concerned about the potential risks and expense of eyelash extensions, another option is to use medical lash enhancers such as Latisse™ to encourage eyelash growth.
4Juliet uses only FDA-approved Latisse™ directly from the manufacturer. 4Juliet provides you with a quick and easy online medical consultation and prescription that is safe and appropriate for you.
The 3 mL bottle comes with 70 sterile applicators which is a 4-week supply. This smaller bottle is typically used after the first 16-weeks and is applied 3-4 times a week to maintain the growth of your eyelashes. Latisse® is the only FDA-approved prescription topical solution that makes lashes longer, thicker, and more lush by prolonging the growth cycle of the individual lashes. You will see results in 4 weeks and the full effect of the treatment in approximately 16 weeks.
The 5 mL bottle comes with 140 sterile applicators which is a 10-week supply. This larger bottle is great for first-time users who apply Latisse® daily for 16 weeks. Latisse® is the only FDA-approved prescription topical solution that makes lashes longer, thicker, and more lush by prolonging the growth cycle of the individual lashes. You will see results in 4 weeks and the full effect of the treatment in approximately 16 weeks.