Look Radiant in Holiday Pictures with Latisse
What to Know About Using Latisse
Have Confidence in Your Eyes This Holiday Season
With all of the pictures we take during the holiday season, you want to look your best for the moment to be captured and looked back on. If your eyelashes aren’t as thick or numerous as they should be, it can make taking pictures stressful, in addition to the various health concerns that come with a low eyelash count. Latisse® is a solution that helps grow and maintain a healthy number of eyelashes and lets you feel confident about how you look.
Your Eyes and Your Eyelashes
Eyelashes are often taken for granted as important features of the face; they’re not just there for beauty. They are small hairs that grow on the eyelids to protect our eyes in two important ways.
First, eyelashes keep dirt, dust, and moisture particles out of our eyes. Those with too few lashes are more susceptible to eye irritation and infections. The other function of eyelashes is to let you know when something is too close to your eye, like large particles, your fingers, or other objects. These hairs are more numerous and longer on the upper lid than the lower one.
How Does Latisse Work?
The length, thickness, and fullness of your eyelashes can be increased by Latisse eyelash serum. It was developed from a formula that had been used to treat glaucoma, which was found to also promote eyelash growth. The active ingredient in Latisse reduces tension and pressure in the eye, which occurs with ocular hypertension and glaucoma.
Latisse lash treatment is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration and is classified as a medication, rather than a cosmetic, meaning that it’s intended to treat the condition of having too few or inadequate eyelashes.
What Should I Expect?
When you are prescribed Latisse, the serum is applied nightly with an applicator along the edge of the top eyelid, but not to the bottom. The serum will transfer to the bottom as you blink. Before applying, you should wash your face, removing any makeup products so it can be absorbed by clean skin. If you wear contacts, you should remove those as well.
When you follow the directions closely, Latisse will need to be applied every evening over three to four months, or about 16 weeks. When your eyelashes have filled in successfully, your dermatologist or doctor may recommend reducing use to every other day. If you stop using Latisse regularly according to your prescribed directions, your lashes will return to their original condition.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Latisse?
Latisse eyelash growth treatment is safe for most people who would benefit from fuller lashes. If you’re pregnant or nursing, you should wait before beginning Latisse treatments. Individuals who have skin conditions or eye infections should avoid the treatment, as well as people who are taking pressure-reduction medications for an eye condition. Some potential side effects include dry eyes, itchiness, soreness, and pigmentation of the eyelid skin.
If you have questions or concerns about your eyelashes, schedule an appointment with one of our dermatologists for a consultation.