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Warn Clients Against At-Home Lash Lifts

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At-home lash lifts can cause permeant damage to the eyes and even lead to blindness.

After a year of staying home, clients may have become accustomed to doing things themselves.

While most at-home options can lead to an interesting hair cut or some thinly plucked eyebrows, there are some services that can lead to damage and should be left to professionals, such as lash lifts. 

Clients who are doing a lash lift on themselves run the risk of getting the chemical solution in their eyes. 

Good Housekeeping spoke with ophthalmologist Diane Hilal-Campo, M.D., who explained the risks of a DIY lash lift. The perm solution, which can be harsher than the ones used in salons and spas, can cause some real damage if it comes in contact with the eyes. 

Anything from permanent cornea scars, infections, retinal burns, meibomian gland damage and even blindness can occur. 

Note: treatments that a licensed esthetician may perform in a medical spa space vary by state. Please consult with your state board before adopting or performing any unfamiliar treatment.