Many women strive for longer, fuller lashes and might resort to temporary solutions like mascara and fake lashes. Now you can choose Latisse, an FDA approved prescription treatment for hypertrichosis, or inadequate lashes.
What is Latisse?
Latisse is a bimatoprost ophthalmic solution used to produce longer, thicker, and darker eyelashes. When regularly applied to the lash line, Latisse can give effective results to the upper lashes for as long as it’s applied.
How to Apply Latisse
Before Latisse is applied, be sure that all makeup is removed, the face is clean, and contacts are taken out. At night, place one drop of Latisse solution along the skin of the upper eyelid using the sterile applicator provided with the package. The solution should be spread to the base of the eyelashes to ensure full coverage. Using a tissue or cotton swab, soak up any excess solution from outside the eyelid. Using a new applicator, repeat this process for the other eyelid.
There are a few precautions to take when using Latisse. Latisse solution should only be applied to the upper eyelid, not the lower lid and should not be rinsed off. Be careful not to touch the applicator to your fingers or other surfaced to prevent contamination. Applicators should always be disposed of after each use.
What to Expect from Latisse
The results of Latisse will begin gradually and will be maintained as long as use is continued. Once application with Latisse stops, your eyelashes may go back to their normal length and thickness. Most patients begin to see noticeable results after two months of continued treatment.
There are a few possible side effects of Latisse to be aware of. These can include iris darkening, eyelid skin darkening, and possible hair growth outside of the treatment area.
Talking with Dr. Cooper can help you decide if Latisse is right for you. Contact our office today for more information or to schedule an appointment.