Latisse is the first and only prescription treatment for growing longer, thicker lashes. This FDA-approved solution is applied topically to the base of your upper eyelashes and within just eight weeks, you will see longer, thicker lashes begin to make an appearance.
Unlike other types of cosmetic treatments offered by MedSpa, this is one you can do from the privacy of home. However, the solution is only available by prescription, so you will need to make an appointment with our doctor to find out if Latisse is an appropriate treatment option for you.
Who is a Candidate?
Latisse is considered safe for most clients who would like longer, thicker lashes. However, you should not use Latisse if you have the following:
- Some types of eye problems like conjunctivitis
- An increased risk of macular edema
- Severe eye allergies
- Skin infections of the upper eyelids
Our trained staff at MedSpa can thoroughly review your medical history and provide a physical evaluation to determine whether you are a good candidate for Latisse.
How does Latisse Work?
The secret behind Latisse’s success is the active ingredient bimatoprost. This ingredient is actually a form of a glaucoma drug. As doctors used bimatoprost to treat glaucoma, they noticed their patients were also growing longer lashes as a result of using the drug. This realization led Allergan to begin studying the drug as a medication for eyelash growth. Latisse appears to both extend the growing phase of the lashes (for longer length), and increase the number of hairs that sprout (for thicker lashes).
How is it Used?
Latisse is applied to upper lashes each night by dabbing the solution to the base of the lashes using a special applicator brush. The medication is naturally spread to the lower lashes as your eyes blink, ensuring both eyelids receive the benefits of the medication. Applicators must be discarded after every use, to prevent the risk of eye infection or an allergic reaction.
What Results can I Expect?
Patients will generally begin to see results after using Latisse for two full months. Once you have achieved your desired results (usually within three to four months), your doctor may recommend switching to application every other day. Some of the results that have been seen with other patients include:
- Length increase by up to 25%
- Thickness increase by up to 106%
- Darkness increase by up to 18%
Results with Latisse are dependent on use of the medication, so you must continue to use the medication to maintain desired results.
If you have always dreamed about longer, thicker lashes, Latisse may be the answer. This simple-to-use prescription has helped many achieve more attractive eyelashes. Contact our MedSpa staff to make an appointment and find out if you are a good candidate for Latisse.