Eyelashes do more than just highlight your eyes and enhance your beauty, they also serve a purpose. The main purpose of the eyelash is to protect the eyes from dirt and debris that could easily hit the pupil before the eye has time to shut. While there is no denying the fact that eyelashes are important, a majority of women want longer and thicker eyelashes because of how long and thick eyelashes make them look. Unfortunately, not every person was blessed with full or long eyelashes.
There are products that will make the lashes appear longer for a short period of time, and other prescription products that actually help to grow the lashes from root to tip. One option is the Latisse Treatment, which is a prescription drug that will thicken and darken the eyelash in its own unique way.
At Facial Aesthetic Concepts, we can help you get the lashes you want through Latisse treatment. To schedule your consultation at one of our three California offices, contact Facial Aesthetic Concepts today. We can help you grow your eyelashes to their full potential.
What is Latisse?
Latisse is a topical solution that is applied to the eyelashes to help lengthen them. The main ingredient in the medication is bimatoprost, which is prescribed to glaucoma patients, and also is effective in extending the growth phase in eyelashes. This eyelash extending product cannot be purchased over-the-counter. Anyone interested in using the solution must see a doctor – like the specialists here at Facial Aesthetic Concepts – and obtain a prescription. The main reason why this is a prescription drug is because it treats hypotrichosis, which is the medical term for individuals who have inadequate or not enough eyelashes.
How Does Latisse Work?
Hair follicles have a growth phase and at some point the hair falls out and new follicles replace the old ones. While the process of growth is not fully understood, studies show that Latisse is a very effective solution that enhances the appearance of a user’s eyelashes by extending the growth phase and also helping more hairs sprout on the lash line. By extending the growth phase, the eyelash gets longer and fuller than it normally would, and there is an obvious visible difference in just weeks.
How Effective is Latisse?
If you want longer lashes for better eye health or to improve your looks, Latisse could be the answer. Latisse must be applied nightly to the lash line after your face has been cleaned. It must be applied carefully because the ingredients in the solution can promote growth of hair in other areas. It takes between 6 to 8 weeks to start noticing growth. Once growth has started, the lashes will get fuller and thicker and achieve full results after 16 weeks. Clinical studies show that lashes will get 25 percent longer, 106 percent thicker and 18 percent darker.
As with any medication, it is important to research the potential side effects of using Latisse as a treatment to grow your lashes. While a majority of patients did not report side effects, some did experience allergic reactions to their upper eyelid, dry eyes, darkening of the skin, and redness in the eye. If you have vision problems of adverse reactions, notify your doctor immediately.
Eyelash extenders and mascara are temporary products that may make the eyelashes appear longer, but these products will only work for so long. If you are looking for a more permanent solution, Latisse will actually grow your eyelashes and make them fuller in the process. Come in to Facial Aesthetic Concepts today, and we can answer all your questions, and help you decide if Latisse is right for you.