Long, dark eyelashes can dramatically improve any person’s appearance. However, many people have pale, short, or sparse eyelashes that not even liberal applications of mascara can really improve.
Eyelash extensions and false eyelashes are options, but they are inconvenient and in some cases can cause serious side effects such as allergic reactions, infections, and vision-threatening cornea irritation. Latisse® offers the chance to grow long, thick, natural eyelashes.
Latisse® is a drug that was developed to treat glaucoma, a serious eye disease. During clinical trials, doctors noticed that it had an interesting side effect: it made eyelashes grow. They grew longer, thicker, and darker.
The mechanism that causes eyelashes to grow is not quite clear, but it seems to prolong the active growth phase of the hair follicles. It has also been observed to stimulate growth of the eyebrows.
How to Use
A tiny amount of the Latisse® solution is applied to the base of the eyelashes on the upper lids once a day, preferably before retiring for the night. The skin needs to be thoroughly cleaned and allowed to dry before application.
Special disposable applicators are used to apply just the right amount of liquid. Any Latisse® that drips should be wiped away immediately because it can cause skin discoloration and sometimes trigger hair growth.
Contact lenses should be removed before application and should not be re-inserted for at least 15 minutes after application because if the solution does drip into the eye it can be absorbed by the contact lens and discolor it.
How Long Does It Take
Most users will notice a visible difference within several weeks of beginning regular Latisse® use. Full effects will become apparent a few months later.
The eyelashes will become longer, thicker, and darker. The effect is not permanent, and it will slowly go away when Latisse® application is discontinued.
The most common side effect is darkening of the skin on the upper eyelid.
Schedule an Appointment
Contact Guelph Medical Laser today to schedule your appointment. Our practice is dedicated to helping patients with their various goals, and we offer numerous services including laser hair removal, BOTOX®, chemical peels, IPL photorejuvenation, and more. We look forward to assisting you.