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What is eyelash thinning?

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Everything you need to know about eyelash thinning

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Eyelash disease is not very well recognised although it is common among patients.

This is a disease where the eyelashes either do not grow, fall off or grow in the wrong direction.

The ageing process

The most significant cause of eyelash thinning is age-related. Ageing decreases the skin’s ability to retain moisture and leads to hormonal imbalances. When certain hormones drop, it can result in reduced follicle stimulation, slowing down the growth of new hairs, including your lashes.

Conditions

Eye infections, thyroid imbalance, and vitamin deficiency are also common causes of eyelash thinning.

Wear and tear

Wear and tear from eye rubbing or poor makeup habits can also cause eyelashes to become sparse and thin.

Eyelash thinning treatment could be simple by just reviewing and adjusting your diet and lifestyle.

If simple treatment is not effective, the next option is addressing any underlying cause, such as a disease. 

Blepharitis is inflammation of the rim of the eyelid and can be controlled with a daily eyelid-cleaning routine and antibiotic ointment.

In other cases, if the eyelashes turn in and rub against the cornea, minor surgical intervention may be necessary. 

If there isn’t a root cause for your eyelash loss and you wish to speed up lash growth, we have a very effective medication for this.

Latisse medication helps eyelashes to grow, transforming them from sparse and thin to longer, fuller and darker.

We apply Latisse by dabbing it on the upper lash line each night with a sterile single-use applicator. The drug spreads to your lower lash line automatically as you blink.

The results appear typically after 2-3 months when treatment can be reduced to once every two days.

Upon stopping Latisse, your eyelashes will gradually return to their original status.

Latisse eyelash lengthener is safe for most people. However, you may not be a candidate for it if you have certain eye problems such as:

  • Uveitis and conjunctivitis
  • Risk of macular edema
  • Severe allergies
  • Skin infections of the upper eyelids

Pregnant women shouldn’t use it, and nursing women may want to postpone treatment as well.

If you are already using IOP-lowering medications for ocular hypertension and/or glaucoma, you must inform us before trying Latisse. Latisse lowers intraocular pressure, and therefore we must monitor your eye pressure closely throughout treatment. 

Other side effects include red eyes, itchy and dry eyes, and eyelid skin or/and iris darkening.