At Eye Candy Vision and Beauty Clinic, Dr. Hsiao, who is an optometrist and esthetician, offers eyelash extension and lash lift services. In general, optometrists disfavor any kind of “beautifying” treatments around the eyes because of the potential for complications; whether an eye infection, an allergic reaction or chemical substances getting into the eye, cosmetic eye treatments can pose a risk to patients. Dr. Hsiao however, as an optometrist and esthetician, can confidently offer lash treatments that are safe and beautiful.
From Dr. Hsiao: “First of all, lid and lash hygiene are extremely important. If you want to be able to maintain those lash extensions without feeling itchy or burning, which is even worse, you have to clean them and clean them well! Incorporate this into your daily cleaning routine because the last thing you ever want is to have mites growing on those lashes. Also, I do not recommend continuously getting lash extensions over and over again. Depending on the condition of your lashes, I recommend taking a break from them every 2-3 months by doing a complete removal process, then start using Latisse for at least 2 months before considering lash extensions again. Latisse is the only FDA-approved eyelash growth serum and due to its high potency, some patients may experience mild redness of the eye and burning around the eyelid. Also, it can decrease the adipose tissue around the orbital rim and even change your eye color. Therefore, before starting Latisse, I will have a thorough assessment and discussion with you about the risks versus benefits.