Whether you are losing eyelash hair as a result of aging, a thyroid problem, allergies or some other condition, or, you simply want to enhance what you’ve got, Latisse is a fantastic product. Latisse was originally discovered when the active ingredient used in a glaucoma medication, Bimatoprost, was having the unintended side effect of lengthening and thickening eyelash hair. It was a win-win situation – patients had their glaucoma treated, and fabulous lashes too. It wasn’t long before Latisse hit the market as a cosmetic treatment specifically for eyelash growth.
How does Latisse Eyelash Enhancement treatment work?
Latisse is a product applied with an applicator to your lash line at home. It must be used daily in order to see a difference. It thickens, darkens and lengthens your eyelashes and extends your eyelash growth phase.
Latisse Eyelash Enhancement is a treatment that should be applied as a daily medication at home. During your complimentary in person consultation with your Latisse provider, you will be assessed to decide whether the Latisse treatment is for you.
During this consultation your provider will show you how to apply Latisse medication and will prescribe an individualized treatment plan. Typically Latisse is a medication to be taken daily, but this may vary from individual to individual.
Latisse Eyelash Enhancement medication is intended for upper eyelash use only, but once applied and you close your eyes some medication will naturally transfer to your lower lashes as well, which is perfectly normal.
Is Latisse Eyelash Enhancement treatment for you?
Anyone who suffers from inadequate eyelashes or hypotrichosis and is looking to improve their eyelash growth is a good candidate for Latisse Eyelash Enhancement treatment. However, whether or not you are a good candidate for Latisse medication should be decided in consultation with one of our expert providers.
Who should not have Latisse Eyelash Enhancement treatment?
Anyone who has severe allergies, is prone to skin infections, has pink eye, has uveitis (inflammation in the middle layer of the eye), or a condition in which there is a build-up of fluid in the macula (small oval pigmented part of the retina) should not have this treatment. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding you should wait until after to use Latisse medication.
When can I expect to see results?
You can expect to see full results within 16 days of daily use of the Latisse Eyelash Enhancement medication.
Will I need more than one treatment?
In order to assure that your eyelash growth continues and remains permanent you need to continue to take Latisse medication. If you stop treatment, over time your eyelash growth will revert back to its original condition.
Are there any side effects?
Redness and itchiness are the most common side effects following the use of this medication. You could also experience dry eyes and the rare possibility of the darkening of the skin on your eyelids. Individuals with blue or green eyes may develop brown flecks if product is deposited directly in the eye (which it should not be if you follow application instructions).
How much does it cost?
Latisse costs $155 for 3ml treatment and $200 for 5ml treatment (5ml can last for up to 70 days).