It’s said that the eyes are the windows to your soul. To which we’d have to add, perfect eyelashes make the grand entrance as inviting as possible. If you’d like to increase the length and count of your eyelashes, Latisse may be an effective solution.
What is Latisse?
Latisse is the first and only FDA-approved treatment for naturally growing and volumizing the eyelashes of patients who have either no eyelashes or too few eyelashes for their liking. Latisse initiates growth, making thin or inadequate lashes a thing of the past and possibly even replacing eyelash extensions entirely. After treatment, patients will experience longer, thicker and darker eyelashes, with significant improvements seen in as little as 4 weeks and the best results seen within 16 weeks of starting use.
Who is the best candidate for Latisse?
If you would like to boost the volume and length of your eyelashes and are over the age of 16, you are likely a candidate for Latisse. A small number of patients may be allergic to Latisse and less than 4 percent of patients report adverse reactions. Latisse is a safe and proven solution, however an occasional side effect is hyperpigmentation that will fade if use is discontinued.
What are the benefits of Latisse?
- FDA-cleared solution for eyelash growth
- Replaces the need for synthetic eyelashes or extensions
- The results look natural and beautiful
- Naturally extends and volumizes the patient’s eyelashes
- No downtime or recovery
- Patients can continue their normal eye makeup routines
How does Latisse work?
Latisse is applied nightly using its accompanying sterile applicators. With a clean face and all makeup and contact lenses removed, a drop of Latisse is applied to a sterile applicator brush and carefully put along the skin of the upper eyelid at the base of the eyelashes. The lower eyelid isn’t treated. Excess solution outside of the eyelash line should be blotted with tissue, and contact lenses may be reinserted 15 minutes after applying Latisse. Mascara can continue to be applied as normal.
What conditions does Latisse treat?
Latisse resolves insufficient, inadequate or nonexistent eyelashes. The clinical condition for which Latisse is prescribed is called “hypotrichosis;” meaning, a condition of little or no hair growth where it should be growing. Latisse increases the length of the growth phase of eyelashes, making them longer, thicker and darker, and is the only treatment FDA cleared for this purpose. Latisse is a new and exciting treatment for eyelash growth developed after years of research by Allergan, a leading provider of prescription eye care products and the maker of Botox.
What is the recovery or downtime for Latisse?
No downtime or recovery is required after Latisse.