Latisse® is the answer to one worry many women face. After the effects of wrinkles, sun damage and weight gain and loss, thinning hair and lashes and are a major concern in the aging process. Women with fair complexions or a natural predisposition to thinning hair are more prone to this being a concern as they reach their middle years. For everyone, the process of eyelash growth decreases as we age. The natural process of shedding and regrowth combined with the hormonal changes that occur with aging can draw out and stunt the production of new healthy lashes.
Growing Eyelashes with Latisse®
Before there was Latisse®, most women in Delta, Surrey, Langley, and White Rock resorted to whatever home remedy and beautification treatment that existed for the last 80 years. This all ranged from eyelash curlers, mascara, false eyelashes, eyelash extensions, eyeliners and even tattooing. This is the first product that works with your body’s natural growth cycle of forming longer, healthier, eyelashes. This is the first FDA-approved product of this type to treat thinning eyelashes that increase the length, thickness and darkening of lashes.
How Latisse® Works
Latisse® has an active ingredient known as Bimatoprost. This main chemical compound affects the growth phase of the lash cycle by first increasing the length of the cycle from the standard 6-8 weeks followed by a shedding period. Second, it increases the number of hairs produced in the growth phase. It is a daily treatment that can be applied topically once a day. An applicator is used on the base of the upper lashes. Results can easily be seen within four weeks of application, and full regrowth within 16 weeks.
The Origins of Latisse®
It is a little-known fact that doctors initially used Bimatoprost, the ingredient of Latisse®, as a drug in the treatment of glaucoma and intraocular hypertension. Bimatoprost would reduce the pressure within the eye by increasing the amount of aqueous fluid that the eyes produce. Within the course of these trials, they found that one of the side effects was long, thick and dark eyelash production. They ran another trial for safety and the effectiveness of lash growth based on this data.