Full, thick, dark eyelashes are a mark of beauty in today’s society. Unfortunately, as a result of the aging process, many people lose eyelashes, which results in bare patches on the lash line. The eyelashes that do grow become brittle, pale, and short. Those experiencing these eyelash issues have a condition known as hypotrichosis.
For natural regrowth and rejuvenation of eyelashes, try Latisse. Approved by the FDA, Latisse is a prescription medication that comes to the rescue of people with inadequate or thin eyelashes. It grows, lengthens, thickens, and darkens your eyelashes. When used correctly, the bimatoprost ophthalmic solution will give you your desired results. Here are a few things you need to know about the Latisse treatment.
The effects of the Latisse solution are seen gradually. Your eyelashes will grow in length first. After that, their thickness and darkness will improve. Patients typically start to notice results after four weeks of use.
At eight weeks into the treatment, most patients are extremely happy with the look of their rejuvenated lashes, and the full eyelash-growth results are achieved after sixteen weeks.
Tips for Use
Follow a few simple rules for effective eyelash treatment:
• Follow a routine – use Latisse treatment nightly before going to bed. Do not apply it more than once per treatment. Set a reminder if needed.
• Do not apply water to your face after applying the solution.
• Latisse takes time to work, so it will help to be patient during treatment.
• Clean your eyes before applying the solution. Remove any makeup.
• Charting your progress is an excellent way to stay motivated.
• Follow the instructions given on the pack, and make sure to listen to your doctor.
If you have ever used or presently use prescribed medication for problems related to eye pressure, you should consult with your doctor. Let your doctor know if you have other eye problems or have undergone surgery.
You should remove your contact lenses (if you wear them) before applying the solution. Latisse should be applied to the area directly above the lash line on your upper eyelids.
When applying Latisse, you should use nothing but the sterile applicators provided with the solution. The applicator and the tip of the bottle should not touch any surface other than your eyelids. This will help to avoid any contamination.
If the solution has spread anywhere outside the upper eyelid, there is a chance that hair may grow there. In order to avoid this, patients should blot away any excess solution with a tissue or a ball of cotton.
If you discontinue the use of Latisse, your eyelashes will go back to their earlier condition over the course of weeks or months.
Get In Contact
The sooner you start using Latisse, the sooner you’ll start seeing the results you want! Get in touch with our office to set up an appointment. Dr. Kenneth Hughes, an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon, will be available to answer your Latisse questions and help you get on the path to regrowing full, thick lashes.