How Latisse Works
Long, luscious eyelashes have long been considered a symbol of feminine beauty. For years, many women have tried a variety of products in order to improve the appearance of their eyelashes. Unfortunately, many of the products commonly used do not deliver effective results. But recently, a new cosmetic treatment has become available that can deliver the full, dark, beautiful eyelashes you desire.
In 2009, Latisse received FDA approval for the treatment of hypotrichosis, a condition that results in an inability to grow eyelashes. If you have been suffering from inadequate eyelash growth, schedule a consultation with Eye Care Specialists to find out how this revolutionary treatment can help.
Am I a Candidate for Latisse?
Just about anyone who is unhappy with the length or thickness of their eyelashes is a candidate for Latisse. If you regularly spend hours in front of the mirror attaching false eyelashes before important social events, then Latisse may be the ideal treatment for you.
Women who are taking heart medications or who have severe allergies may not be candidates. It is important to discuss these factors with our doctors at your initial consultation. Also, you should not use Latisse while you are pregnant.
Latisse helps you grow longer, thicker, and darker eyelashes. The active ingredient in Latisse, bimatoprost, was originally used in a drug prescribed to treat glaucoma. Researchers discovered that bimatoprost also had the unintended side effect of helping eyelashes grow.
Simply apply Latisse along the upper lash line every night using the applicators provided. Make sure you discard the applicator after each use and always use a fresh one each time you apply the treatment. You should begin to see results after 12 weeks, and full results should appear after about 16 weeks.
A study showed that eyelashes were 18% darker, 106% fuller, and 25% longer after using Latisse. In order to maintain these results, you will need to keep using Latisse. Once you discontinue treatment, your eyelashes will gradually return to their original appearance.
Please contact Eye Care Specialists today to schedule your Latisse consultation. We serve patients in Scranton, Wilkes Barre, Kingston, and throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania.