As with hair elsewhere on your body, your eyelashes fall out and regrow normally. If the length or thickness of your lashes is decreasing, a dermatologist can help you identify the underlying cause.
A variety of factors can affect the health and fullness of your eyelashes. When they begin to thin or fall out at a higher rate than normal, you may be concerned. Eyelash thinning as we age is a completely normal phenomena; a majority of adult women surveyed reported noticing significant changes in eyelash thickness over time. Medical conditions and treatments, hereditary factors, and even excessive eye rubbing are among other causes of eyelash thinning.
Eyelash thinning: What to do about it
Wondering how you can address or reverse your signs of eyelash thinning? A board-certified dermatologist can help you achieve sustainably longer, thicker lashes. Treatment for eyelash thinning depends on the underlying cause of your condition. A dermatologist can help you understand the nature of your condition and assess treatment options. Often, eyelash thinning can be avoided through modifications to your routine.
SkyMD: Online eyelash thinning specialists at your fingertips
Getting eyelash thinning evaluated by a dermatologist is now easier than ever! Based on patient submitted photos and your responses to a series of questions about both your lashes and your overall health on SkyMD’s secure online portal, your dermatologist will craft a personalized treatment plan to help you sustain and protect the growth of healthy eyelashes. Your SkyMD dermatologist will work to ensure that your lashes are looking great!
Receive personalized online treatment for your eyelash thinning with SkyMD
Connect with your doctor securely from your smartphone, tablet or computer.
Fill out a short questionnaire and snap photos of your condition.
Get a personalized treatment plan. Prescriptions are digitally routed to your preferred pharmacy.
Learn More about your Eyelashes
How might my personal habits influence the fulness of my lashes?
Wear-and-tear is a key contributing factor to eyelash thinning in many cases. If you rub your eyes or pull at your lashes - consciously or inadvertently - you could be promoting breakage and preventing eyelash regrowth. Misusing or overusing makeup products like mascara may also contribute to wear-and-tear.
What medical causes may contribute to eyelash thinning?
Some opthamologic conditions, medications for other conditions, hormonal changes, and forms of hair loss (such as alopecia areata) can induce or exacerbate eyelash loss.
Our dermatologists can treat a wide variety of skin, hair and nail conditions through SkyMD.