The eyelashes are fine, delicate hairs that can help contribute to bold, beautiful eyes. Unfortunately, due to their location and an already low number of hairs, they are much more susceptible to thinning than other hairs on the body. Eyelash thinning can be experienced at any age, and taking poor care of your eyelashes can cause them to thin or shorten even earlier. Below, we will look at a few causes of eyelash thinning and what you can do to stop it and even reverse it to enhance eyelash growth.
The most common cause of eyelash thinning is aging. Once a woman reaches menopause, these effects will be even more evident as hormonal imbalance accelerates hair loss, which affects the eyelashes most noticeably. Not properly caring for your eyelashes can also cause them to thin. If you sleep with mascara on or rub your eyes to remove makeup, your eyelashes will begin to thin, shorten and fall out. Eyelash loss or thinning can also occur in response to certain medications or a nutritional deficiency. In these cases, it may be necessary to talk to your doctor or adjust your diet to minimize eyelash thinning.
Although there are some steps you can take to protect your eyelashes and care for them properly, few solutions can help restore eyelash growth. Latisse®, however, is an FDA-approved prescription treatment that stimulates eyelash growth to help patients achieve longer, thicker and darker eyelashes. Latisse® is a topical solution that you apply to the eyelashes once a day. The Latisse® formula lengthens the growth phase of the eyelashes, allowing them to grow more than normal.
After beginning Latisse®, patients will notice a gradual increase in eyelash length and fullness. After about 16 weeks, patients will achieve the optimal results. After the eyelashes have reached their maximum growth, it is essential for patients to continue using Latisse®. If Latisse® is no longer used, the eyelashes will return to their original length over the following months. With regular use, Latisse® can produce permanent results that enhance eyelash length, fullness, and darkness.
To learn more about the Latisse® treatment or try it for yourself, contact us today to schedule a consultation at Core Plastic Surgery. We welcome patients from Mountain Brook, Birmingham and the nearby areas of Alabama.