Since time immemorial, long, lush eyelashes were considered a desirable characteristic of beauty. If you have short eyelashes, there is a solution to getting the length you always wanted.
Latisse® is the first and only FDA-approved prescription product for eyelash enhancement that give you thicker, longer, darker and more numerous lashes.
Latisse® is a once-daily treatment that is applied to the base of the upper eyelash line with a special applicator. The results appear gradually, and many people begin noticing them in just four weeks. The full benefits will be achieved in 16 weeks.
How It Works
Hair is constantly going through a cycle. First it grows, then it remains as it is for a time (stasis), and finally, it falls out.
Latisse® is thought to work by extending the growth phase of the eyelash follicle. This way, the eyelash continues growing well past the point where it would have normally fallen out.
Every Latisse® prescription features a small container of the product and a package of sterilized disposable applicators. It is applied once each day before bed.
For optimal results, it’s recommended to wash your face and remove your contacts or any eye makeup prior to using Latisse®.
To apply it, simply place one drop of the product on the tip of the applicator. Spread it evenly on the skin directly above the lashes on your upper eyelid, making sure there is no excess.
If excess occurs, gently dab it away with a tissue. Dispose of the used applicator and repeat the process for the second eye.
If you wear contacts, you may put them back in 15 minutes after applying Latisse®.
Latisse® is not to be used on the lower eyelid, and it should not be applied more than once daily or in excess. If use of Latisse® is discontinued, your eyelashes will slowly return to their original appearance and growth rate.
It’s important to note that although Latisse® has been found to be safe and is tolerated well by most patients, as with any other medication, it may have some unwanted side effects for some people.
The most common side effects typically occur in fewer than four percent of patients and may include:
- Dryness and irritation of the eyes
If any of these effects occur, you may need to stop using Latisse®. Contact Guelph Medical Laser and Skin Centre today to schedule your appointment. By working together, we can determine if Latisse® is suitable for your needs.