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Is Latisse™ Right for You?

Countless women have eyelashes that are either too light, too short, or lack fullness. To increase the appearance of their eyelashes, many people opt for fake eyelashes or lengthening mascaras.

However, FDA-approved Latisse™ offers a more permanent solution for eyelash fullness and length. Latisse also treats hypotrichosis, a condition which prevents hair growth.

Easy to use and painless, Latisse is applied to lashes nightly. Within weeks, your lashes will become noticeably fuller, longer, and thicker!

So, what makes Latisse different from other lash-enhancing products? For one thing, Latisse contains an ingredient called bimatoprost, which has been used in the past to treat the eye disease glaucoma. Bimatoprost helps stimulate hair growth on the lashes. Latisse is also the first eyelash-enhancing treatment to be approved by the FDA!

Before applying Latisse, make sure that you have removed all makeup and cosmetic eye products. It is also important to never use the same applicator for both eyes, and never use the same applicator for more than one night! Re-using an applicator could result in an eye infection or allergic reaction.

Latisse may not completely eliminate the need for cosmetic eye products, such as mascara. However, it will help your lashes become thicker, darker, and more youthful-looking. You should see your final results in about 16 weeks.

Although this treatment is safe and offers numerous benefits, Latisse may not be right for everyone. Patients who are pregnant, nursing, or who have previously had skin or eye infections may not be good candidates for Latisse. Ideal candidates are otherwise healthy adult patients who want to improve the appearance of their eyelashes, and have realistic expectations about the results of Latisse.

While side effects are rare, Latisse may have side-effects for some patients. Common side-effects include eye dryness, redness, and itchiness. Other potential side effects may include eyelid darkening and brown pigmentation of the iris. It is important to discuss these side-effects with your doctor, who will determine whether or not Latisse is right for you!

Ophthalmologist in Winchester

If you’re curious about Latisse™, and would like to learn more about this eyelash enhancing medication, contact us today to schedule a consultation. Our offices are located in Winchester, serving Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland.  We can be reached at (540) 722-6200.  We look forward to meeting you!

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