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My Eyelashes Are Curling Under
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
I have trich. When my eyelashes regrow many are pointing and/or curling in funny directions (not upward). Will they correct themselves?
No: The first thing you need to do is make sure that your trichiasis is not associated with a progressive scarring disease like pemphigoid. Assuming it isn't, these lashes tend to keep growing in the wrong direction. You can have them pulled out periodically when they get bad or there are some surgical procedures that can be done to correct the problem permanently. ...Read more
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
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