Lash Growth Treatment
In addition to serving a cosmetic purpose, eyelashes are also extremely functional — they protect our eyes by providing a natural barrier between us and external elements, like the sun and sweat.
In addition to serving a cosmetic purpose, eyelashes are also extremely functional — they protect our eyes by providing a natural barrier between us and external elements, like the sun and sweat. Their reflexes also prompt the eye to close if an object gets too close to this sensitive area. Thinning eyelashes are an unfortunate part of the ageing process, but if you’re noticing significantly fewer lashes than normal, you may have a condition called eyelash hypotrichosis.
Hypotrichosis refers to a condition characterized by a lack of hair growth, and eyelash hypotrichosis is another name for having inadequate or not enough eyelashes. It can be congenital (from birth) or can occur as a result of the following:
- improper use of eyelash curlers
- hormone conditions
- chronic inflammation of the eyelash follicles (blepharitis) due to illness
- poor makeup removal technique
- improperly applied eyelash extensions
- allergies to the glue used to apply extensions, or
- reactions to certain cosmetics
It’s not to be confused with alopecia, however, where you lose hair where there was once hair growth. It also differs from the natural process of hair thinning or falling out (balding) with age. Hypotrichosis describes a condition where there was never much hair growth in an area, to begin with.
New Light Laser & Aesthetics is proud to stock LATISSE® for our local patients.
LATISSE® solution is a growth treatment for hypotrichosis (inadequate or not enough eyelashes). In fact, it’s the first FDA-approved treatment clinically proven to grow lashes. And it’s the first lash growth product of its kind available by prescription.