At What Age Can You Start Applying Eyelash Serums?

What are eyelash serums?

Lash serums are solutions that stimulate the growth of lashes. The condition and thicken lashes to make them less prone to breaking or falling out, as well as provide vitamins to protect them from external aggressors and add gloss. As mentioned here, they are also a “lifesaver” when it comes to repairing bald areas on eyelashes. When the need comes, they are excellent in repairing bald spots on eyelashes. Click on this link to see a list of different brands of eyelash growth serums and their advantages and disadvantages.

The lash growth cycle has three stages

There are three stages to the growth of eyelashes:

  • Anagen is the active phase of growth.
  • Catagen is a period of transition.
  • Telogen is the resting stage of the cell cycle.

A full lash cycle might take anything from 4 to 11 months to complete.

Anagen: The stage of development.

This can last anywhere from 4 to 10 weeks. At this stage, the lashes are actively growing, although only about 40% of the upper lashes and 15% of the lower lashes are growing. The remaining lashes will be applied in the following two phases.

Each lash will grow between 0.12 and 0.14 millimeters per day. As a result, the longer an eyelash remains in this phase of growth, the longer it will grow.

What role does lash serum have in this situation?

In this phase, lash serum gives your lashes the nutrition they need to develop healthily. It will aid in extending the length of your lashes here, allowing them to continue to grow for a longer period of time. Instead of finishing at four weeks, your lashes will be able to grow for ten weeks.

Catagen: Phase of transition

This lasts for around two weeks. The lash hair follicle shrinks detach itself from the blood supply and lash growth ceases at this point. While waiting to enter the next Resting phase, the lashes will preserve the length achieved during the Growth phase.

If an eyelash falls out during this phase, it will not regrow right away because the follicle must first complete the Transition phase before moving on to the Resting phase and then returning to Growth. It is also why we have to be so cautious while scratching our eyes; we do not want a lot of hair to fall out and have to live with a bald patch for weeks.

What role does lash serum have in this situation?

Lash serum makes lashes silky, non-brittle, and nourished, making them less likely to break or fall out. This means you have more lashes at any given time, giving your lash line a broader appearance.

Telogen: Phase of rest.

This can last anywhere from 3 to 4 months.

Our eyelashes are asleep and resting during this phase, while a new baby’s hair begins to form inside the follicle. The old lash will fall off naturally, and the new lash will begin to grow again. Approximately half of all eyelashes will be in this phase at any given moment.

What role does lash serum have in this situation?

Lash serum helps the new baby follicle reach the Growth phase faster by speeding up the Resting phase.

At what age can we start using eyelash serums?

The researches show that topical administration of bimatoprost 0.03%, the main ingredient in most eyelash serums, to the eyelid edge once nightly in pediatric individuals aged 5–17 years is safe and well-tolerated, independent of the cause of eyelash hypotrichosis. But it is recommended that anyone under the age of 18 get medical advice before using enhancement lash serums.

The FDA-approved lash serum is exclusively for persons over the age of 18 and is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Contact lens wearers can safely use this serum, but they must remove their contacts before applying the serum, and they must wait 15 minutes before re-inserting their contacts. To be honest, we do not do cosmetic procedure studies on people under the age of 18. But there is no reason these eyelash serums are unsafe for people under the age of 18, as long as you keep an eye on how teenagers use them. Young people have a proclivity for overdoing things and believing that if a little is nice, a lot is even better. So long as the medication is taken as recommended – once a day – and is applied appropriately – over the top lash line only – there will be no difficulties with using these eyelash serums.

Faisal Rafique

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