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Doctor insights on: Fake Eyelashes

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Do fake eyelashes with glue have dangerous ingredients like formaldehyde?

Do  fake eyelashes with glue have dangerous ingredients like formaldehyde?

No: To my knowledge, the glue used is not super glue (which can have formalin after polymerization). It does not have these dangerous by-products since they could harm the eye. ...Read more

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Are fake eyelashes safe during pregnancy?

Are fake eyelashes safe during pregnancy?

Maybe: The glue can become locally toxic to the thin eyelid skin especially during pregnancy with shifts of the immune system and hormones. The potential treatment meds are far more problematic. Why look for a problem. If you have a reaction it can be permanent and preclude their use when not pregnant. ...Read more

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What is the safest fake eyelash glue that I can use in New Zealand that doesn't have cancer causing chemicals?

What is the safest fake eyelash glue that I can use in New Zealand that doesn't have cancer causing chemicals?

Unsure: Cosmetics made in NZ and Australia are free from known carcinogens. Stick with reputable brands and if possible buy NZ or Australian made products and you should feel pretty secure in your choice. Remember you generally get what you pay for, cheap products often contain fillers so it pays to be vigilant with reading the ingredients. Best recommendation is to avoid cosmetics if you are worried. ...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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Are false eyelashes safe?

Are false eyelashes safe?

Fake Eyelash Warning: While generally considered safe, the popular repeated use of glued-on lash extensions and false strip lashes CAN cause problems. Over time, if not carefully removed, glued-on lashes can cause 'traction,' pulling out your existing eyelashes and causing damage. "Eyelash Traction Alopecia" is a common cause of permanent eyelash loss which can only be repaired with an eyelash transplant. Google it! :) ...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