Lashes extensions eye woman macro closeupLatisse® is a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis (inadequate or not enough lashes) and works by increasing the growth phase of the eyelash hair cycle. Latisse® is believed to lengthen, thicken, and darken eyelashes over time. Drs. John A. Stefano and Michael Bert of Shenandoah LASIK and Cataract Center in Winchester, VA, can educate you on this and other medications provided for vision and eye health.

How does Latisse® work?

Latisse® comes in a kit that includes applicators and sterile bottles of solution. To use, patients must first wash their hands and face. They then should remove any makeup or contact lenses. Next, they should hold one of the included applicators horizontally across the upper lash line of one eye. The user should then apply a row of Latisse® solution along the applicator, careful not to touch the lower lashes or skin. They should repeat this process with the other eye. After use, patients should dispose of the applicator and replace the bottle’s cap.

Latisse® is typically used once daily for 16 weeks. The full effects of Latisse® may not be seen until 4 to 8 weeks after treatment has begun. Therefore, it is essential to continue using Latisse® even if the results are not immediately apparent, as discontinuing treatment will cause eyelash growth to return to its previous state.

Is Latisse® safe?

Latisse® is a safe and effective treatment with relatively few side effects. However, as with any medication, it is crucial to speak with Drs. John A. Stefano and Michael Bert of Shenandoah LASIK and Cataract Center of Winchester before starting treatment to ensure that it is right for you. This medication has been approved by the FDA as the one and only treatment for hypertrichosis.

Consider the benefits of Latisse®!

If you have been diagnosed with hypertrichosis and want to improve your eyelashes, you may be interested in learning more about the advantages of using Latisse®. The team at Shenandoah LASIK and Cataract Center of Winchester, VA, can evaluate you and determine if you are a good candidate. Drs. John A. Stefano and Michael Bert can be reached for an appointment by calling the front office at 540-722-6200.

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