4 things you should know about eyelash-growing Latisse

Latisse® For women who are not interested in the maintenance and upkeep of eyelash extensions or just want to enhance their lashes. Latisse can help you get longer, darker, fuller lashes. Here are some things you should know about Latisse.

It is the only FDA-approved treatment clinically proven to grow eyelashes. Latisse treats hypotrichosis, which is another name for not having enough eyelashes or having inadequate lashes. A medical prescription is required to use Latisse. It is not approved for people under the age of 18, and women or are pregnant or breastfeeding.

You apply Latisse every night. Make sure your face is clean, remove all makeup and remove contacts before applying Latisse. You will then place one drop of Latisse solution on a disposable sterile applicator and brush it along the skin of the upper eyelid at the base of your upper eyelashes. Remove any excess solution with a tissue. You do not apply it to the lower eyelashes. You can reinsert contact lenses 15 minutes after applying Latisse.

You will start seeing results after four weeks. Latisse is believed to work by prolonging the anagen, or active growth, phase of eyelash growth. But it’s important to know that Latisse works gradually. Full results take about 16 weeks with consistent daily application. If you stop using Latisse, your lashes will return to their previous state over several weeks or months.

Latisse was born as an unexpected side effect of a medication to treat glaucoma. Latisse is the brand name of the medication bimatroprost, which is also marketed under the brand name Lumigan. Lumigan is a medication used to treat high pressure in the eye, including glaucoma. Patients should tell their doctor if they are using Latisse, especially if they have a history of problems with eye pressure.

Latisse is one way to make your eyes pop with natural, real lash growth. To learn about all our services to make you look and feel your best, call (818) 662-5005 and set up a consultation at one of our offices in Glendale, Encino and Irvine.

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