How do eyelashes change with age?
Have you ever wondered what happens to eyelashes with age. Well, a recent study set out to examine changes in eyelashes among 179 Asian, Hispanic, White, East Indian and Black women women between ages 22 and 65.
Key points of the study:
The authors found that THREE parameters DECREASE with age:
1) eyelash length
2) eyelash thickness
3) eyelash darkness
This simple yet well helpful study confirms what women tell us: their eyelashes change with age. Cosmetic product such as bimatoprost (Latisse) can enhance eyelash length and thickness and sometimes darkness as well.
Glaser et al. Epidemiologic Analysis of Change in Eyelash Characteristics with Increasing Age in a Population of Healthy Women. Dermatol Surg 2014; 40: 1208-13
Dr. Jeff Donovan is a Canadian and US board certified dermatologist specializing exclusively in hair loss. To schedule a consultation, please call the Whistler office at 604.283.1887