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Are Eye Whitening Drops Safe to Use? The “Eyeball Doc” Weighs In The 13 Best Eyelash Growth Serums, According to Dermatologists

Eyelash Growth Serums

Are eyelash growth serums safe?

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Overall, eyelash growth serums are safe to use, but applying anything close to the eye area should be done with caution. Follow these steps outlined by Dr. Inna Lazar, founder of Greenwich Eye Care:

Use sparingly. You only need one thin layer at bedtime.

Be precise. Stay as close to the upper lash line as possible to avoid serum migration and unwanted hair growth.

Stop if you experience irritation. If your eyes get irritated from prostaglandin-based serums, in particular, look for a peptide-based serum instead.

Enter maintenance. Once you achieve desired lash growth results, you can reduce usage to only a few times a week (2 to 3 times a week at bedtime) to maintain the effects, especially if you're using a prostaglandin-based lash growth serum.

Take breaks. If you use prostaglandins-based serum, take breaks between usage for at least 3 to 6 months to avoid unwanted side effects like eyelid hyperpigmentation, orbital fat loss, eye redness, and eye dryness.

MeetOur Experts: Dendy Engleman, MD, FAAD, a dermatologist in New York City, Jaimie DeRosa, MD double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Michele Green, MD cosmetic dermatologist, Inna Lazar, OD, founder of Greenwich Eye Care, Lian Mack, MD, a board-certified dermatologist in New York City

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