Envision Eye & Aesthetics

What Is the Difference Between a Lash Lift and Lash Extensions?

A lot of our clients come in unsure of which lash treatment is better for them, and we even find that “lash lift v lash extensions” is highly searched. Let’s discuss some differences between these two treatments

Ultimately, whether you pick a lash lift or extensions depends on two things: 

  1. The look you’re going for 
  2. How much maintenance you’re willing to upkeep

The look

Lash Lift

With a lash lift, we use your natural eyelashes. This means that the color and thickness of your lashes does not change, but it enhances their “lift” and length! If you have very light colored eyelashes and you want them to be darker, you may combine the lift with a lash tint or prefer a lash extension, where we can blend your natural lashes with dark synthetic lashes. 

Eyelash Extensions

If you’re looking for dark eyelashes and added lift + volume, eyelash extensions are for you! Some of us are born with very short and/or thin lashes, *sigh* An eyelash extension is just like a hair extension, beautifully boosting their appearance for a fuller, more voluminous look. We may recommend a lash tint in combination with a lash extension if your eyelashes are very fair, but most of the time we can naturally blend them in.

Related: Everything You Need To Know About Lash Lifts & Extensions

The maintenance

Lash Lift

There are some of us that prefer little to no maintenance for beauty treatments. An eyelash lift will naturally fade, and your lashes will go back to their natural state, making them very low maintenance. If you want to continue doing treatments, you aren’t on a timeline! Your results will last for 8 to 12 weeks. You can get a maintenance treatment as needed; most people compare the cycle to coloring your hair.

Eyelash Extensions

Related: The Benefits of Eyelash Extensions

Eyelash extensions last for the natural life cycle of your lashes. This is roughly between 30 to 40 days. Once the eyelash extensions are near the end of their cycle, they will need maintenance to continue looking their best. If you love the look of your eyelash extensions and are willing to upkeep them for maintenance, they are a brilliant choice!

To learn more about a lash lift v. lash extensions, visit the aesthetic professionals at Envision Aesthetics!

Now that you know more about the differences between these two treatments, you can feel confident getting gorgeous eyelashes from the professionals at Envision. 

Envision Aesthetics is a premier medical spa serving Rochester, Fairport, Victor and surrounding communities in New York. Our outstanding team of professionals loves helping our patients find the best treatment for them! Contact us online, by phone (585) 444-3937, or try out an instant consultation today.

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