Do you wish there was a better way to volumize your lashes than applying mascara daily only to have it wash away in the rain? At River Region Dermatology and Laser in Montgomery, AL, there is a better way. Today, we’re talking about that better way: a medication known as Latisse. Here’s what you need to know.
Does Latisse Really Work?
Yes! Latisse really works. It is a prescription medication that has been tested rigorously in double-blind clinical trials and approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its efficacy.
However, for it to be the most effective, it is crucial that you follow all instructions on the box and those we provide.
Can I Get This Medication Over the Counter?
No, there is no over-the-counter formula for this medication. You must get a prescription from a board-certified dermatologist.
If you want an over-the-counter solution to your thin, short upper lashes, you can apply mascara every day. Alternatively, you can opt for fake lashes from the pharmacy, but neither of these options is as good as Latisse.
How Does it Work?
This medication works by encouraging the hair follicles on your lash lines to stay in the growth phase for a longer period of time. It takes four months to see your desired results from the treatment because not all of your eyelashes are in the growth phase at once.
Regardless of what time of the month or year you start treatment, some of your upper eyelashes will be in other phases of the growth cycle. For this reason, if you’re a good candidate, the best time to start treatment is when you feel self-conscious about the length and density of your upper lashes. Don’t wait for the “perfect opportunity” to enhance your aesthetic. Now is the time!
How Do I Prepare for Applying the Medication?
Before you consider applying the medication, make sure your face is clean. Remove all cosmetics from your face, including mascara, foundation, and moisturizer. You should also remove contact lenses before applying this medication.
Once you have prepared your face for application, prepare the application. Remove it from its tray and hold it horizontally. Then, place a single drop of the medication on the applicator brush as close as you can get to the tip without getting the medication on the tip.
How Do I Apply the Medication?
Once your face is clean and you have prepared the application, draw the applicator along the skin of your upper lash line immediately from the base of your upper lashes to the top of your upper lashes. It is no different than applying mascara. If you get the medication on your lower lashes or eyebrows, wash the medication away from the area outside your upper lashes with cold water immediately.
If you got over a drop of medication on the applicator, apply the medication as instructed, then blot the excess medication away with a tissue. You will be able to tell if you got too much medication on the applicator or your upper lashes just like you can tell when you’ve accidentally applied too much mascara.
Can I Reuse the Applicator?
Each applicator is sterile when it comes from the package. You may keep your nightstand or bathroom counter clean, but there is a chance that your bedroom or bathroom is not completely free from bacteria, dust, dirt, germs, pollen, pet dander, or other potential irritants.
It is also crucial that you only use the applicators provided with your medication. If you drop your applicator or touch the tip of the applicator to anything other than the tip of the bottle, like your fingers, then get a new applicator. No matter how clean you think your room or fingers are, cross-contamination can still occur.
What if I Get the Medication in My Eye?
If you get this medication in your eye, don’t panic. There is no need to wash your eye out and risk rinsing any of the medication out of your upper lashes. If you wait 15 minutes after the application of the medicine to put your contacts back in, as instructed on the box, your eye will be fine.
Will it Work for Me?
You may be a good candidate for treatment with this medication if you are at least 18 years of age, in good general health and confident you can follow specific instructions precisely and consistently. If you skip a dose, seeing the results will take longer. If you stop taking the medication completely, the effects of treatment will be reversed within three to 12 months.
During your initial consultation, we will diagnose the cause of your thinning, shortened lashes and determined if the condition causing your cosmetic concerns makes you a good candidate for this treatment.
Schedule Your Appointment for Luscious Lashes Today
You don’t have to apply waterproof mascara to your upper lashes and hope it doesn’t wash away in the rain. You need Latisse, an FDA-approved prescription medication that applies easily, works quickly, and provides long-lasting, luscious lashes.
To find out if this medication can help you achieve the flawlessly luscious lashes you’ve only seen in your dreams, call our experts at River Region Dermatology and Laser in Montgomery, AL today at (334) 676-3366. We will diagnose the cause of your thinning lash lines and tailor a treatment plan for your unique health and beauty needs.