Latisse® is a prescription treatment used to grow eyelashes, making them longer, thicker, and darker. It is the only FDA-approved product for this purpose. Latisse® works by increasing the number of hairs that grow in each cycle of hair growth, as well as extending the length of each growth cycle. This leads to an increase in the total number of lashes on your upper lid over time. With regular use, you may also notice that your lashes become healthier and more resistant to breakage or falling out. At Shenandoah LASIK and Cataract Center of Winchester, VA, Drs. John A. Stefano and Michael Bert can evaluate you to determine if you are a proper candidate for this medication.
How Do I Use Latisse®?
Latisse® comes in a kit containing a sterile applicator with enough solution to last approximately one month when used correctly. The applicator has special features designed to make it easy to apply the product along the base of your upper eyelashes for optimal results. Latisse® should be applied daily, typically before bedtime, to achieve maximum results. For best results, make sure you apply it exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider.
What Are Some Risks or Complications That May Arise From the Use of Latisse®?
Latisse® is available only with a doctor’s prescription and should not be used if you have an eye infection or are allergic to any ingredient in the product. Additionally, Latisse® should not be used on lower lashes because it can cause serious irritation.
As with any medical procedure or treatment, it is important to consult with your doctor prior to using Latisse® so they can determine if this treatment is safe and appropriate for you.
What Are the Benefits of Using Latisse®?
The primary benefit of using Latisse® is longer, fuller, and darker eyelashes. By increasing the number of hairs in each growth cycle and extending their length of time, Latisse® can help create dramatic results with continued use. The product also works to make your lashes look healthier by reducing breakage or shedding over time. Finally, Latisse® is a convenient treatment that can be used at home with easy-to-follow instructions from your doctor.
Latisse® can also be an effective way to treat hypotrichosis, a condition characterized by inadequate or insufficient eyelash growth. With its ability to stimulate hair growth and increase lash density, this prescription treatment may provide some relief for those suffering from hypotrichosis or other conditions which can result in sparse lashes.
How Do I Find Out More About Latisse®?
If you live in Winchester, VA, and want to speak with Drs. John A. Stefano and Michael Bert of Shenandoah LASIK and Cataract Center about Latisse®, call 540-722-6200 to request a consultation appointment.