Long, dark eyelashes make the eyes look more prominent and appealing. As the eyes can express so much with subtle changes, many people try their best to make their eyes look healthy and beautiful.
Eyelashes, like most other bodily hair, become less dense as you age. By using an eyelash-regrowth medication like Latisse, you can have a lush set of eyelashes and make your eyes more prominent and beautiful. Here are some basic details about Latisse and what it can do for you.
What Is Latisse?
Latisse is an FDA-approved prescription drug that is used as a treatment to regrow eyelashes for people who have a sparse set of eyelashes. It is a form of the generic drug bimatoprost.
How Does It Work?
Quite like the hair on your head, eyelashes grow up to a certain length and eventually fall out. Latisse is able to thicken, lengthen, and darken eyelashes in a process that is not completely understood by experts, but it is consistently proven to be very effective.
Before Latisse is used, your face must be washed, contact lenses must be removed, and all makeup must be taken off. Once the face is cleansed, Latisse is applied to your eyelashes by dabbing an applicator on the upper lash line. The drug is automatically spread to the lower lash line as you blink.
Latisse is usually applied in the evening or night in order to minimize the chances of interacting unintentionally with other parts of the body. Most people who use Latisse see the results after about two months of daily usage. Experts have found that Latisse treatment produces the best results after about four months of consistent usage.
What Are the Results Like?
A study conducted to find out the effects of Latisse use showed that there were significant changes after 16 weeks of use. The thickness and fullness of eyelashes increased beyond 100%. The length of eyelashes increased by about 25%, and the darkness of eyelashes increased by about 18%.
Although individual results may vary due to a number of factors like diet and health, in the study, the participants’ eyelashes were found to stay thick and long over the course of several months after the treatment. After you stop using Latisse, your eyelashes return to their previous appearance over the course of several weeks.
Am I a Good Candidate for Latisse Treatment?
People who have short or sparse eyelashes make good candidates for Latisse treatment, as long as they do not suffer from eye problems such as conjunctivitis, ocular hypertension, macular edema, glaucoma, eye trauma, uveitis, decreased vision, or active infections.
Pregnant women are advised to not use Latisse, while nursing women may have to postpone the treatment until the practitioner believes that there are no risks involved.
Find Out More About Latisse
Dr. Brian Eichenberg will be happy to explain more about Latisse and gauge whether or not it will be the right solution for you. During a consultation with Dr. Eichenberg, a board-certified plastic surgeon, all of your questions will be answered. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.