A member asked:

Whats better for eyelash growth, coconut oil or castor oil?

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Dr. Mark Pyfer answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

Neither: Certain oils or petroleum ointment applied to base of lashes will smother the microscopic mites called demodex which live in the hair follicles. Overgrowth of demodex can cause lashes to fall out prematurely. The only fda approved way to stimulate eyelash growth is to use a prescription medication called bimatoprost (latisse) or similar medications available as eyedrops for glaucoma treatment.

Answered 2/5/2020



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