Long, thick and full lashes have always been a beauty ideal. However, even those born with naturally enviable lashes can experience changes over time as lashes become more sparse. These factors have lead many to look for cosmetic solutions to help grow long eyelashes. Perhaps the two most common treatments are extensions and enhancers. Since each treatment comes with specific advantages and disadvantages, we thought we’d give you the rundown on the things you should consider before you commit to a treatment.


Eyelash Extensions

There is no arguing with the fact that long, voluminous eyelashes create a youthful, appealing look that effectively make the eyes pop. To achieve this look, eyelash extensions have become increasingly popular, but they may not be for everyone.


Pros:

Instant results: with eyelash extensions, you won't have to wait weeks to see the final product. After just one appointment, you can walk out with long, full lashes.
Perfect for last minute events: if a big event pops up on your calendar and you want to make sure you look your best, you can get longer lashes on short notice. In fact, extensions are basically the only solution for any time sensitive situation.


Cons:

This treatment requires maintenance: it is important to keep in mind that an initial eyelash extension appointment can last up to four hours. After that, you will need to book a maintenance refill appointment every 3-4 weeks. These follow-ups can take 1-2 hours each. Not everyone has the time and money to commit to continuous treatments.
Potential for damage: if the extensions are not applied properly or you excessively rub your eyes, there can be permanent damage to your natural lashes. In addition, some people are allergic to the glue that is used in the treatment, which can cause additional damage and discomfort.


Eyelash Enhancers

If you want to grow long eyelashes, enhancers are an alternative treatment that works with your existing lashes to promote growth and achieve a fuller look over time.


Pros:

Cost-effective: enhancers, such as Latisse® Treament in oakville and Toronto, are easy to apply and don't require lengthy appointments. This makes them more of a low-maintenance solution for those who don't want to spend too much time getting individual lashes applied to your natural ones. 
Permanent: if you are looking for a permanent solution, then enhancers are the way to go. With continued use, your actual eyelashes will become fuller and more attractive the more product you apply. 
Convenient: you won't have to worry about touching up your lashes before you leave the house or go in for a monthly follow-up appointment. Your eyelashes will always look great so you can just apply the product on your lashes on the go without a worry. 


Cons:

Results take time: if you want to naturally grow long eyelashes, it is going to take some time. Usually, it takes a few weeks to see noticeable results, so you will want to practice patience. The good news is that you will experience lasting results as long as you continue to use the product. 
Potential for allergic reaction: some patients experience a mild allergic reaction with minor side effects like itching. These symptoms usually quickly subside as the body adjusts to the serum.

Both extensions and enhancers can help you grow longer eyelashes, but it is important that you take the time to discover which treatment approach is the right solution for you. If you want immediate results, then extensions may be your only viable option. However, if you are willing and able to wait a few weeks to see results, then enhancers can work with your body to provide full lashes and a permanent solution. Be sure to weigh your options before making a final decision or better yet, contact us to book your free eyelash consultation!

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