The false eyelash business is booming, but doctors are seeing some patients with unexpected symptoms as a result of this new trend. Dr. Kimberly Warren with Key Whitman Eye Center sits down with Digital Correspondent Sarah Macias to talk about side effects to watch for and alternative ways to get those beautiful long lashes.
"What’s exciting for women nowadays is eyelashes!"
**NATS OF GIRLS IN MAKEUP ROOM**
SOME WOMEN SAY THE LONGER, THICKER AND FULLER THE EYELASHES… THE BETTER.
"Two years ago, I probably saw somebody once a week who had eyelash extensions, today I can easily see five patients a day with eyelash extensions."
DOCTOR KIMBERLY WARREN WITH KEY WHITMAN EYE CENTER SAYS IT’S AN UNDENIABLE MARKET THAT’S BOOMING.
NIGHTLINE REPORTS — FALSE EYELASH BUSINESSES ARE CASHING IN ON BILLIONS OF DOLLARS ON THE PRODUCT THAT’S EXPECTED TO CONTINUE GROWING.
**NATS OF GIRLS**
IN OUR SOCIAL MEDIA ENVIRONMENT– THE LADIES WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY STAND OUT.
**NATS OF PICTURE BEING TAKEN**
"But one of the things you might want to look for is if you are having more redness or crying or tearing when you are using the lashes because you can trap allergens on the lashes like pollen or you might be having an allergic reaction to the glue or to the synthetic fibers."
DOCTOR WARREN SAYS IF YOU HAVE AN UNCOMFORTABLE REACTION– IT CAN GET FIXED.
"You might want to go and see your eye doctor to make sure that your eyes are healthy but a lot of times we can prescribe allergy drops that help the tearing or the redness and make your lases more comfortable to wear."
BUT, SYNTHETIC EYELASHES MAY NOT BE FOR EVERYONE.
"There are some products that we can use daily that make your lashes grow longer, thicker, fuller and you don’t have to have the artificial lashes put on."
THIS NEW MUST-HAVE ACCESSORY IS THE REASON YOU MAY NOTICE HOW CONVENIENT IT IS TO GET THEM.
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