Flip through any magazine, or turn on the television for a few minutes, and it won’t be long before you see an advertisement for eyelash products. Mascara, eyelash curlers, false eyelashes… All of these products, and more, are designed with one purpose in mind. They help you achieve the appearance of longer, fuller, and darker eyelashes.
Of course, those products only last for one day, and you’re forced to keep reapplying them. Until now, many of us have begrudgingly accepted this part of our daily grooming ritual. But a new prescription treatment promises longer-lasting, more natural results.
What is Latisse?
Latisse was actually somewhat of an accidental discovery. Originally created as a treatment for glaucoma, Latisse began generating some interesting side effects in patients. They reported that their lashes grew longer and more full during their treatment. After a bit of investigation, it turned out that these claims were true! Now Latisse is also prescribed for hypotrichosis, the technical term for sparse eyelashes, and has been FDA-approved as a cosmetic treatment.
How does Latisse work?
Latisse does not simply provide the appearance of longer, thicker eyelashes, like cosmetic products are designed to do. Latisse actually affects the growth cycle of lashes, causing them to grow longer and increasing the actual number of hairs that grow. So, you can grow the lashes of your dreams, rather than having to “fake it” every day!
How will I use Latisse?
It’s very simple. After a brief consultation, you will obtain a prescription for Latisse from our physician. Each night, you will apply the solution along your upper eyelash line. It will feel similar to using liquid eyeliner. And that’s it! After about four weeks, you should begin to see a noticeable difference in your eyelashes, with full growth results reached after sixteen weeks.
Results can vary from one patient to another, but most report a significant and dramatic difference in the length, fullness, and even color of their eyelashes.
For more information, call our clinic at (619) 461-1791 to schedule a consultation.