Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) can cause eyelashes to fall out in large amounts.
Do you wear mascara? Use an eyelash curler? Rub your eyes alot? Are you stressed and perhaps that is interfering with your nutritional requirements for getting the right amount of vitamen B complex? Alopecia areata could be the culprit. New medications? There is also a mite that can live in our bed linens called D. folliculorum. It can get into the eyelash follicles and consume epithelial cells (gross) and cause the eyelids to look swollen, inflammed and thus plug the follicles. Some people pull their hair out as a ritual (trichotillomania)?
So, I don't know what the answer is for you, Aly, but I really don't think it's related to laser. Might you have asked your laser practitioner this same question? If nothing can be ruled out for causing your eyelashes to fall out, then we will always wonder about a laser/ eyelash connection, but I really don't see how this would be possible. Even if you were not wearing goggles at the time of treatment, the laser energy was not concentrated in that particular area. By the way, everyone should wear goggles when they have a treatment.
Dee Fahey, R.N., C.T.
Licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio for Nursing license and Cosmetic Therapy/Electrolysis license
British Institute & Association of Electrolysishttp://www.electrolysis.co.uk/?page_id=16
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