The attractiveness of a woman can be greatly enhanced just by increasing the fullness and length of her eyelashes. If you are dissatisfied with the length and fullness of your eyelashes, Latisse® may be for you.
What is Latisse®?
Latisse® is a topical solution that is applied to the eyelash area. Over time, it increases the fullness and length of eyelashes.
The Latisse® topical solution is approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) as safe and effective for growing fuller, longer eyelashes. It was once used as a treatment option for glaucoma in the form of an eye drop after it was approved by the FDA for these purposes in 2001.
As the drug was used by glaucoma patients, doctors and patients began to notice that one of the unexpected side effects was the growth of eyelashes. The drug was then modified for these purposes and was given the brand name Latisse®.
How Latisse® is Used
Patients should apply Latisse® to the upper eyelash area only using the provided applicators. The medication spreads to the lower eyelash area when the patient blinks or shuts their eyes. This is enough to effectively grow both lower and upper eyelids equally. If Latisse® is applied to the lower eyelash area as well, there is a strong chance of excessive hair growth on other facial areas.
The removal of makeup and contact lenses before applying Latisse® is crucial to the success of the treatment. The applicator that is used should also be thrown away afterwards. If the applicators are used more than once, there is a high risk of allergic reactions and infection to the eyes occurring.
How Long Does Latisse® Take to Work?
The length of time it takes to grow longer, fuller lashes depends on the individual. However, patients may start to see results in four weeks.
The length of the eyelashes will typically increase by about 25 percent. Patients may also notice significant darkening of the eyelashes, which makes them more noticeable to others. There will also be an increase of fullness and thickness.
Common Side Effects
One of the most common side effects of using Latisse® is redness of the eyes and itching. In areas close to the eyes, there might develop a darkening of the skin due to increased melanin production. If a patient decides to stop using Latisse®, the appearance of the eyelashes will return to their former state after several weeks.
Make Your Appointment
If you have been looking for a solution to achieving longer, fuller eyelashes, Latisse® may be a treatment for you. Contact Delta Laser & Skin Care Centre today to schedule an appointment.