Latisse, the answer to sparse eyelashes, was inadvertently discovered by eye doctors who were using the drops to treat glaucoma in patients. Over the course of the treatment, doctors noticed that their patients’ eyelashes were growing longer and fuller. The trained professionals at River Region Dermatology and Laser in Montgomery, AL are committed to bringing effective cosmetic solutions to all of our clients. If you’ve been searching for an answer to your sparse eyelashes, let us show you how we can help give you the long, luxurious lashes you’ve been dreaming of.
What Is LATISSE(R)?
This is an FDA-approved treatment that has been shown to make anyone’s lashes grow darker, thicker, and longer. The treatment is so simple and effective it can be performed in the comfort of your own home with daily application.
Research has shown that the majority of patients who use the treatment to improve their lashes see a 25% increase in length, a 106% growth in lash fullness and thickness, and an 18% improvement in lash darkness after undergoing a 16-week treatment regimen.
How Often Is It Applied?
To work effectively, LATISSE(R) must be applied once per day. It should become a part of your daily routine, like washing your face or brushing your teeth. As a matter of fact, you can remind yourself to use the treatment by keeping it near your skincare products or toothbrush.
One drop of treatment per day is recommended, and using more won’t yield better or faster results. If you happen to miss a treatment, don’t try to apply more the next day. Just leave it alone and resume treatment the following day. Additionally, trying to use more than the recommended dose of the product may cause irritation.
When Is the Best Time to Apply Treatment?
To get the best results, the treatment can be used in the morning or in the evening, depending on which works best for you. However, applying it in the morning certainly has its advantages because it’s easier to keep the product in place throughout the day. When applied at night, the product may smear or rub off on your pillow, reducing its effectiveness.
What Happens Once Your Goals Are Achieved?
After your lashes reach the length and fullness that you’re looking for, it may no longer be necessary to continue daily treatment. For some, applying it every other night is enough to maintain the improvement. However, if you stop using the product altogether, your lashes will eventually return to the state they were before you began treatment.
Does LATISSE(R) Treat Eyelashes Hypotrichosis?
Eyelash hypotrichosis, a condition that causes inadequate growth of the eyelashes, isn’t all that uncommon. When used daily at a normal dose, this treatment is able to successfully treat the condition and stimulate eyelash growth in those who suffer from hypotrichosis.
It is also sometimes prescribed to treat certain types of eyelash hair loss caused by prescription medications or other conditions that affect the length and thickness of the eyelashes. For the most part, it is used for cosmetic purposes in individuals who want to have longer, thicker, darker eyelashes.
Can You Wear Mascara When Using LATISSE(R)?
Yes! Mascara, eyeliner, eyeshadow, and other eye makeup can be used at the same time as LATISSE(R). However, it’s extremely important that the treatment is applied before any cosmetics. It will take about 15 minutes for the treatment to dry, during which time you can work on other parts of your skincare routine or simply wait it out. Once the 15 minutes is up, the treatment will be dry and fully absorbed by your skin.
If you would rather apply the treatment at night, be sure to remove all of your makeup and thoroughly clean your face before applying the solution. Once again, it will take about 15 minutes to dry.
Can It Be Used If You Have an Existing Eye Conditions?
For the vast majority of treatment candidates, LATISSE(R) is safe and effective. However, those who are experiencing existing eye conditions may be unsuitable for treatment, especially if the condition being experienced includes ocular hypertension and/or glaucoma. Pre-existing conditions do not necessarily exclude you from using the treatment to enhance your lashes, so make sure to speak with your doctor first if you have any.
You should also speak with your doctor if you frequently develop eye issues including uveitis or conjunctivitis. LATISSE(R) itself is not linked directly to either condition, though incorrect application could aggravate your condition.
How Long Does It Take to Work?
Generally, the eyelash-enhancing ability of LATISSE(R) will take 16 weeks to reach its maximum effect. Few treatments work immediately, and you should begin to see a difference in your eyelash length, thickness, and color after about two months of continued daily use.
Whether you suffer from a condition that inhibits the full growth of your lashes or you’re simply looking to enhance the way you look and feel, LATISSE(R) can be an effective treatment to help you reach your goal. If you have any questions, contact River Region Dermatology and Laser in Montgomery, AL today to get answers you seek and set up your initial consultation. Give us a call at 334-676-3366 today to find out what we can do for you!