Eyelash glue can damage your eyes. If the glue comes into contact with the eyes, it can scratch the cornea and cause possible scarring. The vapors of certain glues can also cause burning and itching in the eyes. Allergic reactions may occur in or around the eye.
Eyelash extensions are applied with an adhesive that is normally made of cyanoacrylate. Cyanoacrylate-based adhesives release formaldehyde as a by-product of the curing process. While your eyes are fairly safe when in contact with small amounts of glue for eyelash extensions, you should always take precautions to prevent the glue from getting into your eyes. I also believe that customers should be aware of the risk of chemical burns before they put on eyelash extensions so that they can make an informed decision.
A thermal burn, on the other hand, occurs due to an external heat source, which raises the temperature of the skin, causing cell death. Swelling can occur when there is an infection or an allergic reaction to the adhesive used for eyelash extensions. Personally, I believe that chemical burns caused by eyelash extensions are a real problem and that steps must be taken to prevent them. I have already commented extensively that chemical burns and allergic reactions are two common causes of eye redness after eyelash extensions.
If bloodshot eyes appeared a few days after receiving eyelash extensions, it could be a sign of inadequate maintenance. If you feel burning when eyelash extensions are applied, you should talk to your eyelash artist about it. Both eyelash stylists and clients need to recognize what caused eye redness after eyelash extensions in order to properly plan the next steps. We report the case of a 17-year-old woman who came to the office with a significantly sore and reddened eyelid 24 hours after applying false eyelashes.
If you're my client, I'll clean my eyes with a saline solution instead of eyelash primer before applying eyelash extensions to combat irritations from hypersensitive clients. In that case, it's advisable to remove your eyelash extensions, as that could stop the cause of the eye redness in the first place. Bloodshot eyes after eyelash extensions are usually due to a sensitivity to formaldehyde adhesive vapors or an allergic reaction. Eye redness due to sensitivity usually goes away in 2 to 3 days with eye drops, while an allergic reaction would require the removal of eyelash extensions.