Mascara. Eyelash curlers. Fake eyelashes. Eyeliner. How many products and procedures do you go through every day trying to make your eyes look their best? Most of us would agree that the operation is time consuming and somewhat annoying. Who hasn’t pinched their eye and caused a bruise to pop up when curling their lashes? But there’s a way you can change this routine – or give it up completely. And your eyes will have never looked better.
A new way to show off your eyes and lashes
In 2008, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a liquid product named Latisse to treat “inadequate eyelashes.” In fact, use of the product can mean that sparse, thin eyelashes can be a thing of the past. Latisse can give you longer, fuller and darker eyelashes, no mascara needed.
The story of Latisse
The product is an eye drop-like substance, developed from a glaucoma drug that eye doctors noticed was causing their patients to grow lush, thick, dark eyelashes – as a side effect of the treatment. Latisse extends the normal growth phase of eyelashes and causes an increased amount of lashes to grow.
Latisse lengthens, thickens and darkens eyelashes
Full results appeared after 12 to 16 weeks of daily use, which simply means dabbing it on the upper lash line each night with a brush applicator. (The drops spread to lower lashes when you blink.). At about 16 weeks, our patients report:
- Noticeably longer eyelashes
- Thicker and fuller eyelashes
- Darker eyelashes
You may begin to see results after about eight weeks of continuous use
After three to four months, you may be able to reduce your application to every two days. If you stop using Latisse, your eyelashes will gradually return to their original state.
Be aware of possible side effects
Some Latisse users have reported problems using the drops, including:
- Itchy eyes
- Red eyes
- Dry eyes
- Darkened eyelid skin
- Darkened pigmentation in the colored part of the eye
- Hair growth around the eyes if the medication consistently runs or drips
See if Latisse is right for you
Make an appointment today: (415) 788-3800.