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Doctor insights on: Eyelashes Growing Down

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I have 2-3 eyelashes that grow down and are bothersome. They irritate my eyes. Can I stop them from growing like that?

I have 2-3 eyelashes that grow down and are bothersome. They irritate my eyes. Can I stop them from growing like that?

Trichiasis: Trichiasis is a common eyelid abnormality in which the eyelashes are misdirected and grow inwards toward the eye. They can rub against different parts of the eye which, understandably, is irritating. It can be caused by an eye infection, inflammation of the eyelid, autoimmune conditions or trauma. You can't stop it but offending eyelashes can be removed sometimes with surgery. See your Eye Doctor. ...Read more

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Do eyelashes grow back?

Do eyelashes grow back?

Eyelash growth: This depends upon the type of loss. If cut, burned, or by chemo, or otherwise lost with preservation of the lash roots, then the lashes will grow back. If lost from lid destruction or severe disease like advanced eczema, then regrowth might be spotty or not at all. ...Read more

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Do eyelashes ever grow back?

Do eyelashes ever grow back?

Depends on the cause: Check thyroid function, rule out eyelid infection (blepharitis), if lashes don't grow within 1 month consider Latisse (bimatoprost) (prescription). ...Read more

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What would make my eyelashes grow more?

LATISSE (bimatoprost): Latisse (bimatoprost) would very likely do it but you would need a prescription from a doctor. ...Read more

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How can I grow eyelashes long and thick?

How can I grow eyelashes long and thick?

Latisse: Latisse is a pharmacological prescriptive item which will cause lashes to increase in density and length. It works as long as the product is applied to the lashes but will regress when stopped. Ask your ophthalmologist for a prescription for this. ...Read more

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How can I make my eyelashes grow longer?

How can I make my eyelashes grow longer?

Eyelashes: Try to get 8 hours sleep per night, maintain good hydration, eat healthfully, maintain normal cholesterol levels. Products to enhance eyelash growth can be used. ...Read more

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How much time do eyelashes take to grow?

It depends: If the eyelash is removed completely with the base, it can take about 2 months for it to regrow. If the hair shaft is broken, it can grow back in as little as 2 weeks. ...Read more

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After being damaged, do eyelashes grow back?

Depends: If the lash root has been damaged it will not grow back. ...Read more

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Do eyelashes keep growing after they fall out?

Do eyelashes keep growing after they fall out?

Yes: Eyelashes grow to their genetic length and last about 3 months, They fall out and a new on grows to replace it in the same type of cycle for most of your life. ...Read more

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What is the best way to make eyelashes grow back?

What is the best way to make eyelashes grow back?

Latisse (bimatoprost): Latisse (bimatoprost) is a prescription serum that is effective in lengthening, thickening, and darkening the eyelashes. It is the best proven way to get longer eyelashes. ...Read more

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Could eyelashes grow back after being pulled out?

Usually: When pulled out the lash root remains which is the living nest of cells that makes hair. It will continue to function and make a new eyelash unless there is underlying disease of the lid. ...Read more

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How to make my eyelashes grow thicker and longer?

How to make my eyelashes grow thicker and longer?

Thick Long Lashes: Just like the hair follicles on your scalp, medical treatments and procedures can help your eyelashes. Medications like latisse/bimatoprost can help improve eyelash growth and surgery like eyelash transplantation can add eyelashes to the eyelid to increase density. An evaluation from an experienced eyelash transplant surgeon can help you determine what treatment or procedure is right for you. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could grow my eyelashes faster?

Can you tell me how I could grow my eyelashes faster?

Dual edge question?: We are genetically programmed on lash length size & women generally have shorter lashes than men, b/c it's recessive in women. However, there are some 'lash lengthening' mascara that are made fr. glaucoma drops side effect is both lash lengthening & darkening of the iris pigment to brown or darker, and lowering intraocular eye pressure overrriding genetics. It stops working, when you stop using it! ...Read more

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Please tell me what are ways I can grow my eyelashes?

Eyelash growth: Can be increased by using a gel that's been available for the last several years. It's called latisse (bimatoprost). It's applied daily to the base of your lashes and is often very effective in increasing the length and thickness of your lashes. Unfortunately, the effect only lasts as long as you continue the treatment. Without it, your lashes will go back to their original state in several months. ...Read more

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How much time will it take to grow my eyelashes back?

How much time will it take to grow my eyelashes back?

Eyelash Regrowth: Eyelashes pulled out by extensions or mascara can take months to regrow. If the eyelash loss was due to chemo, it could take a year or more. If the eyelash follicles are permanently damaged from repeated trauma (like trichotillomania/pulling or glued-on lashes over time) they may never regrow on their own, and you would therefore require an eyelash transplant to regrow lashes in that area. ...Read more

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How much time does it take for eyelashes to grow back?

How much time does it take for eyelashes to grow back?

Depends: If the lashes were fully removed from the base... a couple of months. If the hair shaft is broken, then a couple of weeks. ...Read more

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If you cut your eyelashes, do they really grow longer?

If you cut your eyelashes, do they really grow longer?

No: Eyelashes and hair do not grow longer nor faster if they are cut. However, the cut ends of hairs are thicker and rougher when compared with the naturally smooth, tapered, worn ends of uncut hairs - so one can feel a difference between cut and uncut hair ends. ...Read more

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My eyelashes fell out. Will I be able to grow them back?

My eyelashes fell out. Will I be able to grow them back?

Alopecia areata: If you have alopecia areata of the eyelashes it is best to see a dermatologist. He or she will assess and advise. ...Read more

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Why is it you eyelashes become shorter as you grow older?

Why is it you eyelashes become shorter as you grow older?

An aging thing: Hair follicles all over the body go through about a 3 month cycle in which the hair grows for about a month, then stays for another month before falling out and the follicle "rests" for a month. As we age the growth phase gets shorter, thus the hairs do not grow as long before they stop growing. Prostaglandin eye drops for glaucoma and "latisse" appear to lengthen the growth phase. ...Read more

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After being damaged, do eyelashes grow back? At which rate?

They grow back: If you just pull out an eyelash, it will grow back in about 3 to 4 weeks. If you break an eyelash while trying to pull it out, the broken eyelash will continue to grow. The only time an eyelash will not grow back is when the hair bulb is damaged, either by disease or injury. ...Read more

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Eyelashes curling down, does this indicate any health problem?

Eyelashes curling down, does this indicate any health problem?

Eyelashes: Eyelashes can curl mildly or more significantly. There is nothing specific about health conditions that will affect this. Your upper eyelid lashes can curl downward due to eyelid aging changes. The main issue with lashes can occur when the lashes grow toward the eye. Then they can rub up against the eye and cause a lot of irritation. This is called trichiasis. ...Read more

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What are some ways to make your eyelashes grow without medication?

None: Latisse (bimatoprost) is a prescription serum that is effective in lengthening, thickening, and darkening the eyelashes. It is the best proven way to get longer eyelashes. ...Read more

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Could eyelashes grow back and is there any medivine that can help?

Could eyelashes grow back and is there any medivine that can help?

Eyelashes grow back.: Try to get 8 hours sleep per night, maintain good hydration, eat healthfully, maintain normal cholesterol levels. Eyelash enhancement products can be used. Although I am not endorsing any products, some examples are: Latisse, (bimatoprost) Renew Lash, Revitalsh Eye, Enormous Lash & Lilash. ...Read more

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When you cut your eyelashes, does that really make them grow longer?

When you cut your eyelashes, does that really make them grow longer?

No: The portion of a hair or an eyelash that is outside of the skin is not alive, so it doesn't know if it has been cut. An eyelash does not know whether it is cut or not. It does not grow any faster if it is cut. ...Read more