Who wouldn’t want long, thick, luxurious lashes? Seems like no matter how much mascara you put on, it’s never enough. Applying fake eyelashes can be a hassle and sometimes are only as permanent as the amount of glue you use. And what happens when you look your best on a date or at a special event (like your best friend’s wedding), only to ruin the perfect look when the tears begin to flow? Fortunately, there is a way for you to make your own natural eyelashes longer and fuller. If long luscious lashes are what you seek, read on for a complete guide on Latisse, an FDA-approved treatment method used to grow eyelashes.
What is Latisse?
Latisse is a topical solution that you apply on your eyelids at home. Latisse was originally prescribed for individuals with glaucoma under the name of Lumigan. Many of the patients who used Lumigan noticed longer and thicker eyelashes. After significant clinical tests, Latisse was approved for the purpose of growing eyelashes.
How to Use Latisse
Latisse is a topical solution that is applied to the upper eyelid near where the eyelashes grow. You apply the solution using sterile applicators. It is most commonly applied once a day but your doctor may prescribe different dosages depending on the patient. Make sure to remove contact lenses before applying Latisse and wait at least 15 minutes before reinserting your contacts back in. Make sure to remove the extra solution from your eyelid. Do not apply the solution to the lower eyelid.
After using Latisse, you will notice a few dramatic changes. Because Latisse involves growing your own eyelashes, the process does not happen overnight, but you will see dramatic results in just 16 weeks of use – in particular, your eyelashes will be longer in length, thicker, and darker in color. You will see best results if you apply the solution every night or as directed by your doctor. If you stop using Latisse, your eyelashes will eventually return to their original appearance. After 16 weeks, it’s important to talk to your doctor about your ongoing use of Latisse so that you can maintain your longer and thicker eyelashes.
Possible Side Effects
Side effects are extremely rare when using Latisse. However, some patients experience red or itchy eyes. Another side effect, also rare: your eye color may also darken to a shade of brown. Latisse can also cause the eyelid skin to darken, but this is reversible. If you follow directions precisely, side effects may not occur at all. Like with any other medication or solution, it’s important to check if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. Talk to your doctor about this to make sure you don’t have any harsh allergic reactions upon use. If you experience any unwanted symptoms, stop treatment and consult your physician immediately.
Is it Right for You?
Latisse is a perfectly safe treatment for individuals with healthy eyes with no conditions like glaucoma or infections. Make sure to keep your eyes clean and follow directions precisely for best results and to avoid side effects. Hopefully, Latisse will be right for you.
The Unique Wellness Center offers a variety of services such as gynecology, obstetrics, aesthetics, and wellness services. If you are interested in Latisse or any of the other services Unique Wellness Center offers, call 954-368-9656 to make an appointment today.