Eyelashes play a significant role in enhancing the beauty of the eyes, and many individuals seek ways to improve their appearance. One such method is the use of an eyelash growth serum, a prescription treatment designed to augment the length, fullness, and darkness of eyelashes.
This guide provides a comprehensive overview of the eyelash growth serum, its application, benefits, potential side effects, and other pertinent details to ensure users are well-informed about its usage.
What is the eyelash growth serum?
The eyelash growth serum is a prescription treatment used to grow eyelashes, making them longer, thicker and darker.
How does it work?
It works by increasing the growth (anagen) phase of the eyelash hair, thereby increasing the length and number of eyelash hairs.
How do I apply the eyelash growth serum?
The eyelash growth serum is a once-a-day treatment you apply yourself each evening to the base of the upper eyelashes. DO NOT APPLY in your eye or to the lower lid because excess hair growth outside the treatment area may occur.
How soon will I see results?
Users may see results at 8 weeks with full results at 12 to 16 weeks. The growth is gradual, overnight, over time.
Is it a replacement for mascara?
No, it does not work in place of mascara. However, mascara can be used on your eyelashes in addition to the eyelash growth serum.
Is the eyelash growth serum different from nonprescription products that indicate eyelash growth?
The eyelash growth serum is a prescription treatment for inadequate or not having enough eyelashes and is clinically proven to grow them longer, fuller and darker.
What if I forget to apply one night? Or a few nights?
If you miss an application or a few, don’t try to catch up. Just apply the treatment the next evening and stay on schedule.
What happens if I stop using the eyelash growth serum?
If you stop using the serum, your eyelashes are expected to return to their previous appearance over several weeks to months.
What are the possible side effects of the eyelash growth serum?
The most common side effects after using the serum are an itching sensation in the eyes and/or eye redness. This was reported in approximately 4% of patients. Other less common side effects which typically occur on the skin close to where the serum is applied, or in the eyes include skin darkening, eye irritation, dryness of the eyes, and redness of the eyelids.
The eyelash growth serum use may cause darkening of the eyelid skin which may be reversible. It may also cause increased brown pigmentation of the colored part of the eye (iris) which is likely to be permanent.
It is possible for hair growth to occur in other areas of your skin that the serum frequently touches. Any excess solution outside the upper eyelid margin should be blotted with a tissue or other absorbent material to reduce the chance of this from happening.
It is also possible for a difference in eyelash length, thickness, fullness, pigmentation, number of eyelash hairs, and/or direction of eyelash growth to occur between eyes. These differences, should they occur, will usually go away if you stop using the serum.
What should I do if I wear contact lenses?
Contact lenses should be removed prior to application of the serum and may be reinserted 15 minutes following its administration.
What should I do if I get the serum in my eye?
If any of the serum gets into the eye, it is not expected to cause harm. The eye should not be rinsed.
What is skin hyperpigmentation?
This is a common condition in which areas of skin become darker than the surrounding skin color. This occurs when there is an increase in the melanin, the brown pigment that produces normal skin color, in the skin. Skin hyperpigmentation is a possible side effect but may be reversible after discontinuation of the product.
What should I do if I experience eye redness?
Eye redness may occur immediately after use. Consult your doctor if the redness persists or you notice other symptoms as well. If you develop a new eye condition (e.g. trauma or infection), experience a sudden decrease in visual acuity, have eye surgery, or develop any eye reactions, particularly conjunctivitis and eyelid reactions, you should immediately seek your physician’s advice.
Could the serum cause the color of my eyes to change?
Increased brown iris pigmentation has occurred when the same formulation of bimatoprost ophthalmic solution was instilled directly into the eye to treat elevated intraocular pressure/glaucoma. Patients should be advised about the potential for increased brown iris pigmentation which is likely to be permanent.
What should I do if I experience eye itching?
Eye itching may occur immediately after use. Consult your doctor if the itching persists or you notice other symptoms as well. If you develop a new eye condition (e.g. trauma or infection), experience a sudden decrease in visual acuity, have eye surgery, or develop any eye reactions, particularly conjunctivitis and eyelid reactions, you should immediately seek your physician’s advice.
In conclusion, the eyelash growth serum offers a promising solution for those looking to enhance the beauty of the eyelashes. While it has proven benefits, it’s essential to be aware of potential side effects and consult with a physician if any adverse reactions are observed. As with any prescription treatment, it’s crucial to follow the recommended guidelines and be informed about the product to achieve the best results and ensure safety.