Ever wish you had longer, thicker, darker eyelashes? For most women, dark and thick eyelashes are considered not just attractive, but they give the eyes a more dramatic effect. Mascaras, eyeliners, and eyelash curlers are but few of the many products that target women who want great eyelashes. In New Haven, an eyelash-growth treatment is available by prescription from Dr. Price. Latisse is the first and only FDA-approved prescription treatment for growing longer, fuller, and darker eyelashes. Proven effective and safe to use, it’s an awesome alternative to mascara and eyelash extensions.
*How does Latisse work?
Latisse is applied nightly on the upper lash line like an eyeliner. Bimatoprost, the active ingredient found in Latisse, encourages growth to help your eyelashes look lush and full. This results in naturally beautiful eyes without the worries of mascara smudging and smearing. The treatment works gradually and your eyelashes will experience real growth over time, generally after 12 to 16 weeks. Once you start with the treatment, the topical solution must be applied continuously each night until you achieve the desired results.
What are some important reminders to remember when applying Latisse?
Instructions should be followed and extra care should be observed when applying the solution.
- Never apply it in the lower lid area of the eye.
- Use only the supplied sterile applicators that come with the product.
- Contact lenses should be removed before applying the solution.
- The tip of the bottle or applicator should never touch other surfaces to avoid contamination which can lead to infection.
- When you stop using Latisse, your lashes will eventually return to their original appearance.
What are the possible side effects when using Latisse?
Most patients experience a slight darkening of the lash line, which enhances the appearance of the lashes, but does go away after Latisse is stopped. Occasionally, patients note an itching sensation in the eyes and eye redness. Most of our patients have found that minor irritations disappear once the eyes and eyelids become accustomed to the product. There are a number of uncommon side effects which would be reviewed prior to using Latisse.
Can anyone use Latisse?
Your doctor’s consent is necessary before using Latisse. Before using the product, you should tell your physician if you have a history of glaucoma. Any history of eye injury or eye surgery should also be reported. If you are pregnant or planning on getting pregnant in the near future, Latisse is not advised.
*Individual results may vary on a case-by-case basis.