Latisse® for Longer, More Voluminous Lashes
When we think about anti-aging, usually the skin on our faces comes to mind. However, there are many other, more subtle areas that can have a big effect on appearing more youthful.
One of these areas is the eyes, and more specifically the eyelashes. Long, full, lustrous lashes can make a woman appear younger, more awake, and beautiful.
As we age our eyelashes get thinner, shorter, and less dense. Additionally, some people are just not born with thick copious eyelashes.
There are many products available over the counter to improve the appearance of eyelashes. Most of these are conditioners and thickeners, meaning they don’t actually thicken the diameter of the lash or lengthen it measurably. These products are most like conditioners for your hair; they do not cause any permanent changes in the quality of the eyelash, but provide temporary improvement.
For my patients who are seeking a more permanent solution to increasing the length, volume, and number of eyelashes they have, I tell them there is good news. There is one product that is FDA-approved for the cosmetic use of lengthening and thickening eyelashes. It is called Latisse®, and it works!
Latisse, (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution 0.03%) is a prescription medication only available through your physician’s office or the pharmacy; it is not available over the counter. It works by keeping hairs in their growth phase, producing longer, darker, and thicker eyelashes.
I advise my patients to start by using Latisse every day. The studies show that at 16 weeks 78% of people saw a significant increase in overall lash prominence including fullness, length, and darkness, but I have not had a patient yet whose lashes did not improve on this medication.
You cannot use Latisse if you have glaucoma, but most people are candidates. After 16 weeks, most of my patients can decrease usage to every other night or every third night and maintain their lash length and fullness. This allows the medication to go even further.
If you’re wondering what real patients think of Latisse, here are some Latisse reviews on RealSelf.com that I think showcase the effectiveness of the product:
– “I started Latisse in January because I was tired of the false eyelashes, the glue, etc. It has now been 5 months and I am amazed at the results!” – KRS5202
– “I have been using Latisse for several years now. I have bought many products that claim “lash growth” and other benefits; however, none of them worked. Latisse is the only product where I have seen my lashes flourish and grow long and a bit thicker.” Tigre
If you are interested in having longer, more voluminous lashes, come in for a consultation today. I have some other secret eyelash tips that I would have to show you in person as well. Come see me today about Latisse!
~ Dr. Jennifer Janiga