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Do eyelashes grow?

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Eyelashes do grow, and generally take approximately two months to grow back if they are pulled out. Eyelash growth very closely resembles hair growth on the head, arms and legs.

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Eyelashes grow in stages, called the anagen, catagen and telogen phases. A major difference between the hair that grows on the head and eyelashes is that eyelashes are in the telogen phase for a longer period of time. This is the phase where the hair is completely formed and completely at rest. Some disorders and diseases affect eyelash growth, such as madarosis, which is the loss of eyelashes, or distichiasis, which causes lashes to grow from other areas of the eyelid than normal.

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