Alopecia Eyelashes Treatment

Alopecia Eyelashes TreatmentAlong with hair loss from the scalp, some alopecia sufferers also experience partial or total loss of eyebrows and eyelashes. Eating a healthy protein rich diet can help to promote re-growth, as can vitamins, especially biotin, sulphur, zinc, and magnesium. Vitamins B and D are especially important for healthy eyelashes.

Treatments and medications designed to help with other hair loss conditions may also encourage eyelash growth, especially the disease-modifying drug Sulfasalazine. Minoxidil is not recommended for use around the eyes due to it being an irritant.


Bimatoprost is derived from fatty acids and is believed to increase the size of hair bulbs as well as stimulating eyelash growth. This is a topical product applied once a day to the base of the upper eyelashes and takes about four months to work. There can be side effects and care should be taken when applied.

Natural Products

Olive oil applied to eyelashes using cotton wool, and left for five minutes before being rinsed off, can improve the condition of sparse eyelashes. Vitamin E oil brushed onto eyelashes can promote growth and boost thickness. Vaseline improves texture and increases hair growth.

Artificial Enhancements

Using makeup and false eyelashes can enhance the eyes until eyelashes grow back. Eyeliner used in the eyelash area will open the eyes up and make them look less bare. False eyelashes are easily applied and there are prolonged use false lashes available from salons. If eyelash loss is permanent, there are tattoo methods of recreating a lash line around the eye. Whilst these are not treatments, they can lessen the stress of losing hair and lashes, which may aid in the re-growth process.

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