You may find that that your lashes have thinned due to age, heredity or other factors. This is a common occurrence. Fortunately, there is a way to return your lashes to a thicker and more luxurious state. Latisse® is a prescription treatment for those with inadequate eyelashes. It is proven effective in growing lashes longer, thicker and darker with repeated use and is the first product of its kind to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
The active prescription medicine in Latisse® is an ingredient known as bimatoprost. This ingredient works to improve lash appearance by lengthening the active growth phase of the eyelash cycle, as well as increasing the overall number of hairs that are grown during this active time. The result is increased lash volume.
Latisse® is a solution that you apply to the base of the upper eyelids on a nightly basis. With consistent application, you’ll start to see a difference in approximately one month. Optimal results occur gradually and usually require about four months to be achieved.
History of Latisse®
The medicine in this product did not begin as a method for eyelash growth. In fact, upon its release in 2001, it was initially used in drop form to treat intraocular pressure within the eye. Patients soon began regularly reporting increased volume and growth in their lashes, with new lashes coming in even darker than previous ones.
This discovery prompted the manufacturer, Allergan, to begin studying the active ingredient as a means of enhancing eyelash growth. Latisse® underwent a clinical trial and was approved for its current purpose by the Food and Drug Administration in 2008.
What to Expect
Just as you didn’t lose your lashes overnight, it should be expected that regrowth will happen gradually. It’s important that you apply the Latisse® solution consistently on a nightly basis to achieve the desired results. Even if you begin to see the results you desire prior to 16 weeks, continue with the full treatment cycle to achieve the best lash growth.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
You don’t have to settle for sparse lashes. Latisse® can help you to achieve fuller, thicker and darker lashes in just 16 weeks. Located in Dover, Fine Arts Skin and Laser can evaluate your eyelashes and help you determine if this amazing product is right for you. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation to learn more.