Long, luscious lashes can be hard to come by, especially as time passes. While you may have used to have thick, full, dark lashes when you were younger, these can sometimes begin to change and lose their luster as you grow older. Fortunately, there’s a simple, easy, and entirely non-invasive way to return your lashes to their former glory with LATISSE®.
Located in Montgomery, Alabama, River Region Dermatology is committed to helping bring effective cosmetic solutions to all of our clients. If you’d like more information about our practice or are interested in scheduling a consultation appointment, contact us today!
What is LATISSE®?
LATISSE® is an FDA approved treatment that can make anyone’s lashes grow darker, thicker, and longer. This simple treatment can be performed in the comfort of your own home. With just a simple, daily application of LATISSE®’s clinically proven formula, you can have your ideal lashes in just 16 weeks. In a clinical study, most patients saw a 25% increase in lash length, a 106% growth in lash fullness and thickness, and an 18% improvement in lash darkness after undergoing a 16-week treatment regimen.
How Does it Work?
Funny enough, LATISSE® was actually discovered entirely by accident. In 2001, Allergan® developed a medicated eye drop that was being used to treat patients with elevated intraocular pressure (IOP), or increased pressure of the fluids inside the eye. As patients used this medication, they inexplicably began to grow longer, thicker, and darker eyelashes. Puzzled, researchers at Allergan® decided to conduct studies on the medication’s active ingredient, bimatoprost. After a series of clinical trials, Allergan® determined that bimatoprost could be used on its own to spur lash growth. While it is not entirely understood why bimatoprost triggers the growth of lashes, it has been proven to be safe and effective for cosmetic purposes.
What Should I Expect from a LATISSE® Treatment?
LATISSE® is a take home treatment that must be applied to the base of the upper lashes once a night for 16 weeks. Before applying LATISSE®, be sure to remove any makeup you may be wearing and take out your contact lenses. Typically, results are seen gradually over time, with some changes visible after four weeks and full results after 16 weeks.
Are you interested in getting your ideal lashes without the need for daily mascara or artificial eyelash extensions? Contact River Region Dermatology and Laser today to find out more about how you can make LATISSE® yours.