Many women desire longer and thicker lashes. One option is to use artificial lashes, but you may not like the unnatural look of them. Use of artificial lashes can also be harmful for your eye health. One option to get thicker eyelashes is with the use of Latisse.
What Is Latisse?
Latisse is a version of the medication bimatoprost and is used to grow eyelashes. It was approved by the FDA in 2008 to use for eyelashes. Bimatoprost is actually a medicine to treat glaucoma and available as other brand names. When it was found to work on eyelashes, it was made available as Latisse.
Use of Latisse
You need to consult a doctor to use Latisse. It is a drug and requires a prescription for use.
Latisse needs to be applied along the upper lash lines on a regular basis. For best results, you would need to use Latisse for at least two to three months. There is no need to apply it on the lower lashes; the medicine from the upper lashes actually spreads to the lower ones, and excess application is unnecessary.
Before applying it, you need to follow certain precautions. You need to clean your hands properly and remove makeup from your eyes and face. If you wear contact lenses, you need to remove them, too. You can wear contact lenses again after 15 to 20 minutes of application of Latisse or as directed by your doctor.
The medicine comes with an applicator. It is important to use the applicator to apply Latisse on your lashes. If you use your hands, you increase of chances of infections. Spread the medicine from your inner lashes to the outer ones, then use a new applicator for your other eye. You need to use a new applicator every time you use Latisse.
Once you have used Latisse for at least two months, your doctor may alter the dose based on the results. If your eyelashes are thicker with its use, you may reduce the application to once in two days or as needed. Your doctor can best guide you about its use and dosage.
Benefits of Using Latisse
Latisse is a great solution for those who have lost their eyelashes because of alopecia. Alopecia areata is a serious medical condition that results in hair loss. It can affect the hair growth on your head, brows, and lashes.
You can use Latisse to grow your lashes naturally. It can be really good option for those who don’t feel confident with thin, brittle, short, pale lashes.
Is Latisse Safe?
You must always use Latisse after consulting with a doctor. It is not a cosmetic product and when not used properly can harm your eyes. When used as instructed, Latisse is very a safe option to make your eyelashes thicker.
Arranging Your Consultation
Dr. Alexander Golger, a skilled board-certified plastic surgeon, also has a great deal of experience when it comes to restorative treatments like Latisse. To consult with Dr. Golger and discuss the use of Latisse for eyelash rejuvenation, contact us and set up a consultation.