Dr. Joel Schlessinger shares an article that highlights the importance of eyelashes
Long lashes are a staple of just about everyone’s makeup look. New research shows that lashes are not only about looking good, however, they also help protect eyes. Here, Dr. Joel Schlessinger shares an article describing Dr. David Hu and his study to help determine the purpose of eyelashes. One huge benefit he discovered was that lashes help protect eyes from dryness.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger notes the importance of this study and how it affects our understanding of lashes.

Throughout the study, Dr. Hu examined the lashes of several different species of mammals and found many similarities. For the majority of species, the lashes were about one-third as long as the eye is wide, which is the ideal length for diverting air flow around the eyes. By diverting air away from the eyes, the lashes help prevent them from drying out which leads to itching, irritation and redness.

LATISSE® is a favorite of Dr. Joel Schlessinger for increasing lash length.

Patients who experience dryness of the eyes may benefit from using LATISSE®, a prescription product that is proven to grow longer lashes. LATISSE® has many benefits and uses which is why Dr. Joel Schlessinger often prescribes it to his patients.

“We know that LATISSE® has many uses, not the least of which is to prevent dry eyes,” Dr. Joel Schlessinger says. “My favorite is still the beautification and enhancement of my patients and their eyes.”

Dr. S. Manjula Jegasothy, a board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon, also notes the importance of LATISSE® for patients.

“LATISSE® represents a giant step forward in our thinking of periorbital rejuvenation,” Dr. Jegasothy says. “Not only do eyelids need cosmetic enhancement,  eyelashes and eyebrows also thin out significantly as we age and so LATISSE® completes a total eye rejuvenation package. Young people also love it because let’s face it, everyone loves to have long lashes without applying mascara every single day!”

LATISSE® can be prescribed by your dermatologist to improve the thickness, length and darkness of lashes. There are also several non-prescription products that help keep lashes healthy. RevitaLash Advanced Eyelash Conditioner contains peptides and botanical extracts that nourish lashes and Jan Marini Lash Eyelash Conditioner creates healthier eyelashes with hydrating ingredients. While these products do not reverse or cure lash loss, they do promote healthier lashes that are less likely to become damaged.

Questions for Dr. Joel Schlessinger? Let him know below in the comments.

Posted Monday, April 13th, 2015 at 4:17 pm
Filed Under Category: Skin Care
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