Eyelash Extensions Frequently Asked Questions
With proper application, meaning one eyelash extension applied to one natural lash extensions look real and natural.
Not at all! Our eyelash extensions are applied on your own natural eyelashes one by one (without touching the skin) with a specially designed bonding agent developed exclusively for eyelash extensions. This new technique is not harmful to your natural eyelashes. The adhesive dries very soft on lashes allowing flexibility and comfort.
We use a special waterproof bonding agent to apply the lashes directly onto each of your individual lashes, not to your skin. The long-lasting glue does not contain any fumes or irritants, so it is safe and comfortable.
Yes! Try your best to arrive without any eye makeup, do not curl your lashes or wear mascara the day of your appointment. This will minimize the clean up time and allow more time for applying the extensions.
On average person, a full set of Eyelashes will ‘look good’ for approximately 3-4 weeks before requiring a touch up. If you do not touch up at this time, they will continue to shed and completely fall out by 6-8 weeks. Some experience a much better retention rate but this depends on the texture and strength of the natural lash.
Yes! Eyelash Extensions will allow you the freedom of looking beautiful without the fuss of mascara or eyelash curlers.
Eyelash extensions are applied to the natural eyelashes using a gentle, hypoallergenic adhesive and do not touch the skin. The application process is pain-free and very relaxing however, improper application by an unqualified eyelash technician can cause damage to your natural lashes. We recommend only using a certified eyelash extension specialist.
The application process for lash extensions normally takes 2 hours with an experienced technician. You will lay comfortably on our leather chaise lounge with your eyes closed. The eyelash professional will then apply an under eye gel pad to cover your lower lashes. The extensions will then be applied to each individual eyelash with a specially designed adhesive.
Yes, at any time for any reason! If you have had an improper eyelash extension application somewhere other than Sofia Eyelashes or simply wish to remove them, we provide that service. It is a simple procedure that doesn’t take long and we have a specially formulated removal solution that will break down the glue and safely remove your extensions without damaging your natural lash. Please do not attempt to remove the lash extensions yourself as this can cause premature shedding of your natural lashes.
Anyone of any age can have eyelash extensions applied as long as there is a natural lash to glue the extension onto. Ladies who have undergone chemotherapy (and their lashes are starting to grow back) are a great candidate as well as people who wear contact lenses and glasses.
Enhancement of your natural lashes without the use of artificial or mechanical aids. Certified YUMI™ Lash Lift technicians have the ability to target the natural keratin within the eyelash hair. Our technicians gently guide the lashes onto a specially designed silicone lifting pad, then sculpt each individual hair to create the illusion of longer lashes. Each treatment is specifically designed for every eye shape and eyelash length. Imagine not having to apply mascara or fuss with a curler everyday…YUMI™ Lash Lift is exceptional!
The YUMI™ procedure is structured and designed with comfort in mind. Only those certified by a Master YUMI™ trainer have the skill and precision crucial for exceptional results. Our technicians are in the room with you during the entire procedure. The YUMI™ Lift and Fix products are not applied directly to the skin. The product is formaldehyde free and does not contain parabens or harsh ingredients. All the YUMI™ products are individually packaged for one time use only. We sterilize and sanitize our tools after each use to ensure the highest standard of hygienic control. All Master trained YUMI™ technicians are required to work within the guidelines and standards of Canada.
Your health and wellbeing are of the utmost importance and not everyone is eligible for the treatment. Those who are prone to any form of eye disease, have mild or severe allergies, are under the age of 16 (parental consent is required), suffer from chronic back or neck pain and cannot lay down for 60-90 minutes, are unable to keep their eyes closed for a long period of time and expectant mothers may not be eligible for the treatment. We reserve the right to refuse the treatment to anyone who displays any of the symptoms or conditions listed above.
Products are applied only to the sculpted lashes and do not come into contact with the skin or inner eye area, limiting the amount of irritation. The lashes are delicately wiped during the 5 step procedure which may cause mild redness but will diminish within 10-15 minutes after the treatment is completed. Our goal is to have you feeling and looking more youthful and once the treatment is completed, you may go about your day!
No, the entire procedure is perfectly designed to create a relaxing experience. The YUMI™ technician will be with you during the entire procedure.
Just one! Do not wash or wet your lashes for 48 hours after receiving the treatment. The product requires 48 hours to reach its maximum lifting potential. During the 48 hour period please avoid the use of eye makeup, saunas, swimming, steam rooms, cutting onions, tears etc. Moisture to the lashes will weaken the YUMI™ product. Day to day care of your YUMI™ Lash Lift is easy! Feel free to wash your face and lashes as usual after the 48 hours are up!
The lift lasts 6-12 weeks, which is the natural life cycle of an eyelash. Our YUMI™ technicians can suggest when to schedule your next lash lift.
HOWEVER, IF YOU HAVE AN EYE INFECTION OR HAVE RECENTLY UNDERGONE AN EYE OPERATION OR COSMETIC EYE SURGERY IT WOULD BE BEST TO WAIT UNTIL THE EYE AREA HAS COMPLETELY HEALED.