Many Women Tossing Fake Lashes And Extensions In Favor Of “New” Permanent, Fuller, Longer Lashes
As a hair salon owner, image is everything for Jodi Hussey, especially when it comes to her eyes.
“There’s no worrying they’re gonna fall out in the middle of dinner,” Hussey observes. Hussey, observes Chen, is among the growing number of women discarding false eyelashes and extensions, and turning to eyelash transplants instead to get permanent, fuller, longer lashes.
Hussey had always struggled with short lashes. I would love to just have beautiful, long lashes that I don’t have to do maintenance on every single day.”
Over the past two years, says Dr. Alan Bauman (www.eyelash-transplant.com), he’s witnessed an explosion in the number of patients opting for eyelash transplants for cosmetic reasons.
“When we first started offering these procedures to our patients back maybe seven or eight years ago,” Bauman recalls, “it was mostly trauma patients who wanted eyelash transplantation. … Healthy hair taken from the back of Kim’s head, separated into individual follicles and threaded through a surgical needle, will become permanent, growing eyelashes when transplanted into her upper eyelid, alongside her existing lashes.
“I’m implanting the follicles one at a time into the eyelid,” Bauman explained during her procedure, “and orienting the curl of the hair so that when the follicle kicks in and grows, it will grow the lash in a normal orientation, and position and direction.”
Kim’s gift to herself will cost $6,000, and get her 40 new lashes per eye.
Even though her new eyelashes have to be trimmed, Hussey says they’re worth every penny.
When it comes to enhancing their eyes, men are opting for eyebrow transplants, along with hair transplant surgery.