Since the introduction of Latisse, there has not been a better alternative prescription for sparse eyelashes or hypotrichosis. Recently, many have begun to experiment with Latisse on their eyebrows. Just like eyelashes, eyebrows can, unfortunately, grow to be sparse and thin as your body ages.
Though Latisse is only FDA-approved for the upper eyelashes, many have found great success
with also using Latisse to regrow over-plucked eyebrows.
What Is Latisse?
Latisse is a prescription ointment that promotes your natural eyelashes to grow longer and fuller. Bimatoprost, the active drug, was initially used to treat glaucoma. As more patients used it, they noticed their eyelashes became thicker and fuller. The FDA has approved this happy accident
in 2008, and made Latisse available to those who want to improve the look of their natural eyelashes.
How Does Latisse Work?
While doctors aren’t exactly sure how or why Latisse works to thicken and regrow eyelashes, it has become an extremely effective way to increase growth phases of your lashes’
life cycle. Similar to hair, your eyelashes grow for a certain time and then eventually fall out. It’s believed that Latisse makes the eyelash growth phase last longer than usual and increases the number of eyelashes that sprout during this growth period.
Patients who use Latisse are instructed to apply one drop of the solution to an applicator. The applicator brush can then be used to spread the solution across the lower base of the upper eyelid. For best results, it’s recommended that patients repeat the application process once a day for 16 weeks. For proper application, you should always use a new brush for every application treatment.
Is Latisse Safe For Eyebrows?
Since Latisse has only been FDA-approved to treat your upper eyelashes, there have been no scientific studies that have proven that Latisse is just as effective on your eyebrows. If you have been experiencing eyebrow hair loss with failed conventional treatments, ask your doctor or specialist if Latisse may be the answer you have been in search of for regrowing your brows.
Latisse For Thicker, Longer Eyelashes
Are you tired of applying coat after coat of mascara to make your eyelashes look longer and fuller? Latisse is an effective solution for correcting abnormally inactive growth of eyelashes, also known as hypotrichosis. Latisse typically takes several weeks before you begin to see eyelash growth from the stimulated hair growth cycle.
When To Expect Visible Results
Most consumers begin to experience noticeable results after 8-10 weeks of nightly use. After 3-4 months, your doctor may recommend a treatment schedule of every two days. To keep your lashes looking great, it’s best to switch to every other day applications. If you stop using Latisse, your eyelashes will gradually return to their former state.
Clinical trial results
showed that lashes were:
- 25% longer
- 106% fuller
- 18% darker
Potential Side Effects
The most common possible side effects are:
- Itching sensation in and/or around the eye
- Eye redness
- Eyelid skin darkening
- Eye irritation
- Dryness of the eyes
- Redness of the eyelids
According to clinical studies conducted before FDA approval, Latisse ointment
is safe for most people. You may not be a candidate for Latisse if you have certain eye problems such as uveitis and conjunctivitis, the risk for macular edema, severe skin allergies, or infections of the upper eyelids.
Is Latisse Right For You?
Doctors Omar Barakat, Amjad Alkadri, and Vivek Mishra recommend Latisse to patients who have sparse lashes and want to correct that, as well as patients that have lost their eyelashes after chemotherapy. While each person’s condition is different, there is an incredible opportunity for successful eyelash regeneration with Latisse. The process of using the product is like applying mascara and is very quick, easy, and painless.
Latisse has proven to be very effective in treating sparse lashes, so call today to schedule a consultation with our Vein and Laser team to discuss Latisse.