Long lashes are such a great asset on one’s face. This asset is clearly noticeable in a person and can give good impressions. And since it is such a nice feature, some people who are not blessed with long and healthy lashes opt for eyelash lifts and other procedures. Some can get the best out of it, but some get disappointed. Thankfully, there are different ways to grow lashes without the fear of damaging one’s eye. With the use of Latisse, your lashes will get the full-grown, vibrant, and dark admirable lashes over time!
What is Latisse?
Latisse is a treatment for eyelash growth and is perfect for people with inadequate lashes (hypotrichosis). It is also approved by the Food and Drug Administration, which makes it safe, but only suitable for the upper eyelid. The proper administration of the product can gradually promote longer, darker, and healthier eyelashes. The full results should be worked upon with patience as it may take up to two months to see the results.
For a specific time frame of result visibility, study participants claim such results after 16 weeks of application:
- Fullness and thickness by 106%
- Increase of eyelash by 25%
- Increase of eyelashes’ darkness by 18%
According to sources, bimatoprost, the functional medicine in Latisse, was first used to treat glaucoma patients. Eventually, when the substance was used over time, the changes in healthy eyelash growth were visible. Therefore, the market releases it as an effective regimen for attractive eyelashes.
What are the potential side effects of Latisse?
Latisse also has potential risks, but this is most likely to happen with improper administration. These side effects could be the following:
- Dry eyes
- Redness on the conjunctiva or the thin tissue over the eye’s white part.
- Darkened brown pigmentation on the iris or the colored part of the eye.
- Red, itchy eyes.
- Hair grows around the eyes if the substance often drips off the eyelids.
- Darkened eyelids.
However, if you develop a new ocular condition (e.g., trauma or infection), have ocular surgery, experience a sudden decrease in visual acuity, or create any ocular reactions like conjunctivitis and eyelid reactions, it would be wise to immediately notify your physician and seek their advice regarding the continued use of Latisse for eyelash growth.
What are the benefits of Latisse?
Aside from efficient eyelash regrowth, you can also get many benefits from using Latisse. If you are planning to try it out, here are the benefits you should look forward to:
- You can apply Latisse conveniently and quickly on your own because your doctor will inform you about its accurate application. After careful practice, you can start using it every day without any hassle.
- While your eyelashes gradually grow, you can start saving up by buying mascara, eyelash extensions, and false eyelashes because Latisse gives the same vivid appearance. And bonus, the Latisse effect is all-natural!
- You do not have to wait for such a long time to see the results. Like what was mentioned, it only takes 16 weeks to start seeing the newly thicker, longer, and healthier lashes of your dreams.
How should you use Latisse?
To start, you should be informed that the recommended dosage is one application only nightly to the upper eyelid skin margin at the base of the eyelashes. If you keep this in mind, then here is a step-by-step process to use Latisse.
Step 1: Begin by ensuring your face is clean and contact lenses and makeup are removed. After this, remove an applicator from its tray. Hold the sterile applicator horizontally, then place one drop of Latisse on the applicator’s area closest to the tip only but not on the actual tip.
Step 2: Once the first step is done, you should immediately glide the applicator carefully across the skin of the upper eyelid margin at the base of the eyelashes, gently going from the inner part of your lash line to the outer part.
Step 3: Blot and remove any excess solution beyond the eyelid margin. After one use, you must dispose of the applicator and repeat the same process for the opposite upper eyelid margin using a new sterile applicator. Avoiding the use of the same applicator aids in minimizing any potential for contamination from one eyelid to another.
Where can I buy Latisse?
Remember that Latisse is a pharmaceutical drug and not a cosmetic product, so you need a prescription from your doctor before buying it over the counter.
You should consult eye doctors, dermatologists, and cosmetic surgeons as they are the ones who are more familiar with the product, availability, and places available to buy from.
Not all doctors by profession know this product, but the specific professionals mentioned above will introduce everything you should know about Latisse.
What should you know before trying Latisse?
One of the most important things to know before trying Latisse is that your eyelashes will most likely return to their previous appearance over time if you stop using them. Furthermore, eyelid darkening would be expected to reverse, while the darkening of the iris is expected to be permanent.
Since Latisse also contains a bimatoprost drug, it would be essential to tell your professional or the pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or allergic to similar drugs like travoprost and latanoprost; or if you have allergies in general. Using an allergic medication can lead to severe complications like allergic reactions or discoloration of contact lenses (if applied to the eyes).
You should also avoid Latisse as much as possible if you are pregnant. However, if it is highly needed for specific medical reasons, you can talk to your physician. There are also no studies to prove if the drug passes through breast milk, so it will help to discuss the benefits and risks with your doctor.
Moreover, the cost of 60 Latisse applicators is $120, but this can vary depending on the quantity you will buy. According to some sources, some stores offer discounts if you wish to purchase in bundles like a two or three-month supply.
Now that you are done exposing yourself to Latisse, it is time for you to walk through the doctor you can trust. In Forma Medical, your aesthetic needs are unique and are personally individualized for you.