Aging no longer means the loss of that youthful, doe-eyed look that thick, long eyelashes give you. With LATISSE® bimatoprost ophthalmic solution, longer eyelashes are now an easy-to-achieve reality. LATISSE® is an amazing solution that promotes the growth of longer, fuller, darker eyelashes—and it’s the first and only FDA approved product of its kind.
Since ancient times, longer eyelashes have represented youth—they enhance the eyes and give them the “flutter” that is associated with femininity. They are powerful tools of self-expression that frame the eyes, accenting and enhancing color and shape, while protecting them from dust and other hazards. As we age, lashes may get shorter and sparser—this can be devastating to many, as eyelash loss is often associated with the deterioration of youthful good looks. Yet with LATISSE®, users can achieve longer eyelashes in just 12 weeks, with full results between 12 and 16 weeks.
LATISSE® is a version of an eye drop medication for glaucoma called bimatoprost, which received FDA approval in 2001. Doctors soon learned that their glaucoma patients experienced increased hair growth as a side effect, with longer eyelashes appearing over time. The medication was then formulated to specifically treat hypotrichosis, the technical term for the condition of having inadequate eyelashes. Since then, clients are experiencing incredible results by using LATISSE®, including longer lashes that are also darker and thicker.
Many people suffer from eyelash loss due to a variety of reasons ranging from stress and aging to hormonal imbalances and malnutrition. While LATISSE® is an ideal option for many such individuals, anyone who wants to experience longer eyelashes is a potential candidate for use. In research studies, it was found that even those with sensitive eyes are able to successfully use LATISSE® to grow longer lashes.
Eyelashes sprout, grow for a phase (the anagen phase) and eventually fall out. LATISSE® is believed to extend the growth phase by boosting the blood supply and activity at the level of the follicle, thus increasing the number of hairs that sprout, resulting in longer lashes that are also fuller and thicker. Clients around the country are experiencing incredible results that help improve their self-image.
Consistency is key to achieving longer eyelashes with the use of LATISSE®. It should be used on a nightly basis, as an integral part of your regular evening routine. LATISSE® is easy to use, does not interfere with other skincare products and takes little time to incorporate into your beauty regimen.
The product’s clinical results, coupled with its FDA approval and the testimonials of thousands of satisfied users, ensures that LATISSE® is the safest, most effective product on the market for growing longer lashes.
How do you apply LATISSE®?
Simply incorporate LATISSE® into your evening skincare routine. After removing makeup and washing your face, dab LATISSE® onto the base of the upper lash line only, using the sterile applicators supplied. The solution spreads to your lower lash line automatically as you blink.
LATISSE® should never be applied in your eye or to the lower lid. Users should avoid getting LATISSE® in their eyes, although if a small amount of the solution gets in the eye, it is not harmful. To avoid eye infection and allergic reactions, make sure to discard each applicator after one use.
Use care when applying LATISSE®—while it promotes longer lashes, it can also cause hair growth in other areas if accidentally applied. Make sure to immediately blot any excess product that leaks onto your skin.
Is LATISSE® safe?
LATISSE® is very safe for growing longer eyelashes, especially when the application instructions are carefully followed. LATISSE® should never be applied directly to the eye. Any individual taking antibiotics, heart and other prescription medications, as well as those with severe allergies, neurological issues or serious diseases should discuss these conditions with their physician, prior to beginning the use of LATISSE®.
How quickly can results be expected?
Many LATISSE® users see longer eyelashes after only 8 weeks of consistent use. Growth is gradual and full results are typically seen between 12 and 16 weeks.
How long do results last?
Longer eyelashes that grow as a result of LATISSE® use typically last as long as the lash growth cycle, which is somewhere between one and two months. Continued use is required to maintain desired results. If LATISSE® use is discontinued, lashes will eventually return to their previous appearance.
How is LATISSE® different from the other products on the market that are designed to grow longer lashes?
LATISSE® is the first and only prescription-strength treatment that is FDA approved for growing longer eyelashes. FDA approval requires products to undergo rigorous clinical trials—and ensures that LATISSE® is the safest, most effective option for growing darker, fuller, longer lashes.
Can I use LATISSE® if I wear contact lenses?
Yes, LATISSE® is completely safe for those who wear contact lens. LATISSE® users should remove contact lenses prior to application, and may re-insert them after 15 minutes.
Are there any side effects associated with LATISSE®?
The most common side effects after using LATISSE® solution are an itching sensation in the eyes and/or eye redness. However, this is only reported in approximately 4% of patients. Other less common side effects typically occur on the skin close to where LATISSE® is applied, or in the eyes, include skin darkening, eye irritation, dryness of the eyes, and redness of the eyelids. This is why it’s important to only apply LATISSE® to the base of the upper eyelid and to immediately blot any product that leaks onto the skin.
There is some discussion that, in the rare case when LATISSE® is placed directly in the eye, the iris pigmentation of brown eyes may increase, potentially making them darker. Since the goal of LATISSE® application is to grow longer lashes while avoiding your eyes during application, this should not be much of a worry. At this time, there are no reported cases of the darkening of iris pigmentation in LATISSE® patients.
How do I buy LATISSE®?
If you are ready to start growing longer lashes, a physician can determine if you are a candidate for LATISSE® and write you a prescription. It is best to find a physician who is familiar with LATISSE®, such as Dr. Hall. Call 480-946-7100 now to set up a Consultation.