From make-up trends to fashion magazines, thicker, longer, and more luscious lashes is the go-to look. But sometimes, it isn’t always easy to achieve. Thinning eyelashes is a condition that affects individuals of all ages and genders. Not only can it impact your self-esteem and confidence, but eyelashes play a crucial role in protecting the eye from dust, debris, and other foreign particles that might cause irritation or infection.
Several factors can cause broken, thinning, or loss of eyelashes. One of the most common is aging, as the hair growth cycle slows down as we age—including the lashes. This slowing of the hair growth cycle results in shorter, thinner lashes that are more prone to fall out. Hormonal imbalances, such as thyroid conditions or menopause, can also lead to lash loss.
Beauty routines and health factors can also contribute to the thinning or losing lashes. For example, frequent use of mascara or false lashes can damage and weaken your natural lashes over time. Additionally, certain drugs, including chemotherapy, have been shown to cause lash loss.
Thinning and sparse lashes can instantly make a person seem tired or sick. Furthermore, because your lashes play a significant role in protecting the eyes by filtering out dust and particles, losing lashes can leave the eyes more vulnerable to damage and infection.
How to Fix Thinning Eyelashes
Fortunately, several cosmetic options can help address thin eyelashes. Dr. Murrell regularly works with patients looking to restore their natural eyelashes without extensions or false lashes. Treatments such as AlphaLash are fortified with peptides that stimulate eyelash growth and biotin to speed natural lash growth. These treatment options often come in the form of a serum that is applied to the lashes regularly.
Thin eyelashes can be an issue for both aesthetic and practical reasons. It can add to a tired and less youthful appearance, as well as increase your risk of eye irritation or infection. As a board-certified ophthalmologist works with his patients to assess concerns and develop a treatment plan as unique as you are. Schedule an appointment in our Amarillo, Texas, office today by calling 806-351-1177 or visiting wjohnwmurrell.com.