Eyelashes are important; not only do they add beauty to the eyes, they also play a vital role in protecting them. Losing eyelashes is a common problem for several people, and some people are even born with inadequate eyelashes. The aging process can also diminish the thickness, length, and color of lashes.

There are temporary solutions to this issue, such as using mascara or fake eyelashes. These solutions are great, but they highly depend on daily care. For people who seek a longer-lasting and more natural solution for this issue, there is Latisse.

What Is Latisse?

Latisse is a medical solution for people with inadequate eyelashes. It is an FDA-approved treatment as of December 2008.

Being prevalent in the market for almost a decade, this procedure has gained a lot of popularity over time. So much so, in fact, that several celebrities and famous personalities have not only undergone this treatment but also enthusiastically promote it.

It is often sold online and in clinics, but the best way to acquire it is by consulting a doctor. The treatment duration lasts eight to sixteen weeks, depending on the case and the goals of the patient.

How Does Latisse Work?

The effects of Latisse include the thickening, lengthening, and darkening of eyelashes, along with the growth of new lashes to replace missing ones. It comes in the form of a solution that is to be used over the course of several weeks. It includes a set of sterile applicators, and the process involves applying a drop of Latisse each night on the upper lash line of each eyelid.

Before application, it is essential to ensure that the face is devoid of makeup and that contact lenses have been taken out. A clean face is a must. With blinking, the solution spreads to the lower lash line inevitably, so there is no need to specifically apply it there.

Latisse increases the amount of hair that sprouts while extending the growth phase of the eyelashes. It is important to note that if Latisse is discontinued before the treatment period is done, treated eyelashes will return to their former look.

What Are the Precautions to Take?

Latisse is generally an extremely safe mode of treatment as long as the instructions are correctly followed. It is advised to discard the applicator once it has been used. Reusing each applicator can lead to infections and other issues.

Because Latisse has the ability to boost hair growth in other areas of the skin, its careful application is highly recommended. It is important to note that Latisse must not be applied on the eye itself or on the lower eyelid.

Who Can Use Latisse?

Latisse is generally suited for individuals who have healthy eyes. Individuals with eye conditions such as conjunctivitis, allergies, upper-eyelid infections, and uveitis are not permitted to take this treatment. Pregnant and lactating women are also prohibited from the treatment. Latisse is generally not known to have adverse side-effects if done correctly, but redness and itchiness are common among some people.

Arrange an Appointment to Learn More

Before starting the treatment, it is important to check if one is eligible for Latisse treatment. This can be done only by consulting the right doctor. Speak with Dr. Nicholas Lam, an experienced physician, during a consultation to find out if Latisse is right for you. Contact us today for your appointment.