Q: Why do we put so much emphasis on eyelashes?
A: An old adage says that when you lose an eyelash, you make a wish. If you’re planning on getting married before the end of the year, you better wish it grows back fast (and brings some of its sisters, too!) because it usually takes three months for one lash to grow back.Although lashes are crucial for protecting your eyes from dust, debris, and other irritants, that’s not your main wedding-day concern, right? Posing for photos and videos means you’ll want your lashes looking lush so you look your best. And that’s why a visit to your favorite cosmetic dermatologist should be high on your wedding day prep list.Long, full eyelashes have been considered emblems of beauty for centuries, as they frame the eyes to make them appear wider, more attractive, and more alluring. So, why is it that the groom always seems to have the type of full, thick eyelashes that the bride desires?
Q: What makes eyelashes sparse?
A: Some people are born with sparse lashes, while others lose lashes from stress, such as planning for your special day! Either way, sparse lashes make you look tired, unhealthy, or older than you are. But madarosis (eyelash loss) also happens due to certain daily beauty habits, including the following:
- Makeup removal method: Gently – not vigorously – remove mascara with an oil-based makeup remover.
- Mascara and sleep: You’re so busy with wedding planning that you barely sleep, but don’t forget to remove your mascara, which hardens the lashes and makes them brittle.
- Waterproof mascara: We agree that it’s awesome, but using it daily dries out your lashes more quickly and makes them brittle.
Q: Why not just wear fake eyelashes or makeup?
A: Many brides-to-be wear fake lashes and makeup as a substitute, but the effects are often not natural looking. And every time you remove them without an oil-based cleanser, you’re damaging your lashes.
Q: What should brides-to-be choose instead?
A: The best solution for thickening your lashes and making your eyes as alluring and camera-worthy as possible? Latisse, which is FDA-approved to make your lashes longer, thicker, and darker. If you make Latisse part of your everyday routine now, you’ll have noticeable growth and thickening in 8-10 weeks. In another 8-10 weeks, the full effects will become realized and you’ll be ready for your special day. Don’t stop treatment until after your honeymoon, or else your eyelashes will go back to previous sparseness in the ensuing weeks.
You can book an appointment with Dr. Goldman at:
Cosmetic Laser Dermatology
9339 Genesee Ave #300
San Diego, CA 92121