If Your Eyelashes Fall out Will They Grow Back?

worried about my eyelash hair loss

Doctor Answers 3

Eyelash hair loss require workup and treatment

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When one experiences eyelash hair thinning or hair loss, one should seek a board-certified dermatologist or ophthalmologist for evaluation and workup to rule out thyroid disorder, alopecia areata, etc. Bloodwork may be part of the workup. The bottomline is that one should not blindly get hold of Latisse before getting a thorough evaluation by a qualified board-certified physician.

Eyelash regrowth

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Eyelashes do regrow; however, continued or persistent loss can occur with infections around the eyelid. I would recommend that you seek the care of an eye MD about your eyelash loss. He/she may be able to treat the underlying condition causing the loss. Unlike eyelashes, eyebrows do not generally regrow.

Sandy Feldman, MD
San Diego Ophthalmologist

Eyelashes will regrow depending on the cause of the loss

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Your eyelashes may fall out for a variety of reasons. The most frequent of these is from rubbing or trauma. This may occur when you are stressed and not even aware of touching your lashes. Also, overly groomed lashes, such as from curling, crimping, or heavy mascara may cause them to fall out. If this is the case, they should regrow with conservative treatment and by minimizing manipulation of the lashes.

Other less frequent causes of eyelash loss are alopecia areata, and scarring alopecias such as frontal fibrosing alopecia or lichen planopilaris. They would likely by accompanied by hair loss elsewhere on the body, or other symptoms such as redness, flaking, or scale. If you have any other these, you should consult with your dermatologist.

Nicole E. Rogers, MD
New Orleans Dermatologist

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.