Causes of Eyelash Loss

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Eyelash loss can damage the self esteem and be devastating for those who suffer from it. You may not realise it but there are many people suffering from eyelash loss and this can be for a variety of different reasons. Once you have noticed that you are suffering from eyelash loss or hair loss of any variety you should visit a doctor as they will be able to diagnose the cause. Here are the reasons why people suffer from eyelash loss.

Medical Reasons for Eyelash Loss

Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelids and can lead to eyelash loss. It can be caused by bacteria or eyelid glandular problems. An optician or doctor will be able to diagnose this condition. Treatments include antibiotic ointment or creams, specialist eyelid scrubs and warm compresses.

Trichotillomania is a condition where the sufferer will feel the urge to constantly pull hair out of their head or other parts of the body. It is unsure what actually causes this problem; it is thought to be both genetic and a chemical imbalance in the brain. This condition tends to be hereditary. Treatments for this condition include antidepressants and therapy.

Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss; it can affect the whole body or just the head. The immune system attacks the hair roots therefore causing the hair to fall out. Unfortunately there is no cure for alopecia; hair growth treatments can stimulate hair growth, but the condition may return.

Cosmetic Reasons for Eyelash Loss

Eye Makeup & Removal

It isn’t just medical reasons that cause the loss of eyelashes, cosmetics can be a contributing factor. In fact this is probably the most common cause. The reason for eyelash loss caused by cosmetics is that the make-up wearer develops an allergy to makeup or the makeup remover used. Not removing eye makeup before bed can damage eyelashes; excessive rubbing and pulling of your eyelashes can cause them to fall out. Waterproof mascara can be difficult to remove, it is important to ensure that you choose the correct type of makeup remover for the type of makeup you are using.

Age and hormone changes in the body such as pregnancy and menopause, can also play a factor and cause eyelash or other hair loss on the body.

Is there a Solution?

If you have suffered eyelash loss you can benefit from Latisse eyelash growth products. This product has been specially created to promote eyelash re-growth and make eyelashes longer and thicker. Here at Skinstation we understand that hair loss can damage your confidence, which is why we can recommend Latisse products, they are the only FDA-approved prescription treatment specifically designed for eyelash loss. For more information in regards to Latisse or any of our specialist skin products here at Skinstation, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with our knowledgeable and experienced team by calling +44 (0)1481 736699.

Latest update: 05/08/2015
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