Long, beautiful eyelashes are all the rage right now, but some women are deterred from false eyelashes because of the cost and continual upkeep. Latisse is an FDA-approved treatment to help lengthen, thicken and darken your very own eyelashes for a more natural look. Read on for more information about this popular eyelash growth treatment.
Latisse has a unique story with how it was discovered. Patients using a medicated eye drop to treat elevated intraocular pressure in their eyes began to grow longer, fuller and darker lashes as a side effect. The medication’s active ingredient, bimatoprost, was then studied and developed into what we now know as Latisse eyelash growth treatment.
Latisse is a once-nightly topical treatment for people with inadequate or not enough lashes. Starting with a clean face, patients place one drop of solution on a disposable applicator and brush the applicator along the base of the upper eyelashes only, blotting away any excess with a tissue.
Latisse is believed to work by affecting the growth phase of eyelashes by increasing the length of this phase and increasing the number of hairs in the growth phase. Patients start to see some growth in as little as four weeks, with full growth in 16 weeks.
For optimal results, patients must consistently apply the daily treatment. Once you stop Latisse treatment, your lashes will return to their original state before treatment over the next several weeks and months.
You can use Latisse if you wear contacts, but you will want to remove your contact lenses before applying the solution. Wait at least 15 minutes before reinserting your contact lenses.
Latisse is available by prescription only. If you’re interested in learning more about this popular eyelash treatment and you live in the New Haven area, call (203) 453-6635 and schedule a consultation with Dr. Price.