Are your eyes one of your favorite features but wish you had thicker, fuller lashes to highlight them? Are you tired of layering on the mascara every morning just to get your eyelashes to show up? The typical growth cycle of an eyelash is one to two months. It then enters a resting phase and eventually falls out. Eyelashes can fall out due to the normal growth cycle and daily wear and tear. The cause can sometimes be an underlying medical condition such as thyroid issue. Inadequate lashes or hypotrichosis can be disheartening for those who suffer from the condition. The cosmetic aisle has a variety eyelash growth treatment serums. Have you’ve tried them all to no avail? It might be time to talk to your doctor about Latisse.
The History of Latisse
Originally discovered by Allergan in 2001 while developing a medicated eye drop to treat elevated intraocular pressure. The company noticed that many of the patients using the eye drop had begun to grow fuller, thicker lashes as a side effect. This lead them to investigate further and do more research the medication’s active ingredient, bimatoprost. This resulted in Latisse, the first prescription eyelash growth treatment. Following a clinical trial, it was approved by the FDA in December of 2008.
How Does Latisse Work?
The active ingredient in this prescription eyelash growth treatment, bimatoprost, makes growth possible. Although the exact reason for the increased growth is unknown, it is believed that Latisse affects the growth phase of the eyelash hair cycle in two different ways. It increases the number of hairs as well as the length of the growth phase.
The topical solution is applied once a day in the evening to the base of your upper eyelashes. It should not be applied to the lower eyelashes and any excess solution should be blotted away. The results are gradual with signs of growth beginning to show after 4 weeks of use. Full growth is typically achieved after 16 weeks of use. Not the illusion of growth, Latisse creates actual lash growth.
Are the Results Permanent?
Unfortunately, if you discontinue the use of Latisse, your eyelashes will ultimately return to their previous appearance. This can take several weeks or even months. To maintain the new fuller eyelashes, continued use is necessary.
What Happens if an Application is Missed?
If you should miss applying Latisse one day, it is not necessary to try to make up the missed application. In fact, using Latisse more than once a day will not increase its effectiveness and it will not make a difference if you miss one application.
Is Latisse the Right the Eyelash Growth Treatment for You?
Because Latisse is a prescription, you must consult with your doctor. If you are or have ever used prescription products for eye pressure problems, make sure your doctor is aware of this. Every person is different with a unique medical history. Only your doctor can decide if Latisse is the right eyelash growth treatment for you.
Latisse is Available at Vive
Vive Medical Weight Loss and Aesthetics is a unique medical practice, filling a much needed service to the South Jersey community. It is the first medical practice in the area, specializing in weight loss and aesthetic medicine. They are a proud provider of Latisse as well as many other aesthetic and weight loss products and services.
Whether you’re looking for an eyelash growth treatment or another type of aesthetic treatment, the expert staff at Vive can help you find the solution necessary to achieve your desired results. Our philosophy on facial aesthetics is to enhance one’s natural beauty and to refresh the soul. Let’s face it, we all want to look our best. At Vive, we can get you there. Don’t forget to check out November’s specials. Latisse is among them!