Latisse is an FDA-approved medication designed to extend the length and thickness of eyelashes. At OptimizeFaceMD in Aliso Viejo, CA, we are proud to offer this safe, effective lash-enhancing treatment. Today, we’re looking at how this treatment works, why it is so beneficial, and more.
How Does Latisse Work?
Latisse works by extending the length of time your hair follicles spend in the growth phase. There are several phases in the hair growth cycle, including the growth phase, the transition phase, resting phase, and shedding phase. It is only during the growth (anagen) phase of the hair growth cycle that your hairs extrude past your skin and are visible. By extending the length of the growth phase, your eyelashes will have longer to grow thicker and longer.
What Are the Benefits of This Treatment?
Your Lashes Will Be More Attractive
This medication is FDA-approved to treat thin, short eyelashes. This is thanks to the active ingredient known as bimatoprost. Research is still ongoing regarding how bimatoprost extends the length of the hair growth cycle. What is known is that it works.
The longer your eyelashes spend in the active growth phase, the thicker, longer, and darker they will be. Enhancing the length, thickness, and color of your eyelashes will highlight your eyes and bring an attractive balance to the rest of your naturally beautiful facial features.
This Treatment Can Be Applied At Home
Another benefit of this treatment is that you won’t have to come into our office frequently for treatments. Rather, you simply need to fill your prescription. After that, this product can be applied in the comfort of your own home. However, you should be aware that even though this treatment is incredibly safe, you must follow all instructions exactly when you apply this medication to your eyelashes.
Preparing to Use This Treatment
Before you apply this medication, you must ensure the application area is clean. For instance, you must remove any cosmetics you have in the area, like mascara, eyeliner, or eyeshadow. Also, you must remove your contacts if you are wearing any. Once your contacts are removed, you should clean your upper eyelids thoroughly.
Applying This Medication
Once your contacts are out, you’ve removed all of the cosmetics in your upper eye area, and you’ve thoroughly cleaned your upper eye area, remove a single sterile applicator from your kit. Once that is done, place a single drop of the medication on the applicator. Then, use the applicator to apply the medication to your upper eyelid’s base. Note, this product should never be put in your eyes or on your lower lash line.
Once you are done applying the medication to one of your eyelashes, throw away the applicator. Then, remove another sterile applicator from your kit and repeat the previously described process with the other eyelid. Be advised, it is very important to not contaminate the medication during this process. To mitigate the risk of contamination, don’t touch your applicator or the tip of your bottle with your fingertips, and don’t let them touch any nearby surfaces.
Finishing the Treatment Process
Once you’re done applying this medication to both of your upper eyelids, gently blot away any excess fluid with facial tissue. A quarter of an hour after you have applied the medication, you may put your contacts back in.
You Will Enjoy Reliable Results
We’ve all been desperate to improve our appearance and purchased an expensive cream that claimed to be effective but didn’t deliver results. Luckily, you can feel confident that you will improve your appearance after four short months of using this treatment.
To earn FDA approval for efficacy, Latisse had to go through independent clinical trials. The results of these clinical trials proved that, on average, this treatment increases the fullness of upper eyelashes by 106%. Also, this treatment increases the length of upper eyelashes by 25% on average. Finally, based on the results of these studies, you can expect the darkness of your upper eyelashes to increase by roughly 18%.
You Will Enjoy Rapid Results
Yet another incredible benefit of this treatment is that it provides rapid results. While it may take up to four months to see a 106% increase in the fullness of your upper lashes, you will be able to see a very noticeable improvement in just two to four weeks. This makes it the perfect lash volumizing solution if you have a major event coming up quickly.
Apply the Product Daily
Consistency is key if you want to get the best possible results out of this treatment as quickly as possible. If you have a hectic schedule, ensure you don’t forget to apply your medication every day by setting a daily alarm on your phone that goes off at the same time. Then, stop whatever you’re doing, clean your upper eye area, and apply for the medicine.
If you find yourself out of town for a couple of days and forget to bring your medicine, don’t worry. Your results won’t be delayed significantly if you forget to take a couple of doses. There is no need to double up on doses until you catch up. Simply return to your usual dosage schedule the next day you remember. Using too much of this product at once can affect your upper lash growth negatively. Also, make sure you’re using a fresh applicator each time.
Seeing Your Final Results
While it can take up to four months to see the final results of your treatment, it may only take a few months for your final results to become apparent. Your eyelashes will be both thicker and fuller and you will feel more self-confident, even without mascara. If you continue to apply this product regularly, your final results will remain.
You Will Enjoy Results That Are Better Than Alternatives
There are several alternatives to enhance the appearance of your eyelashes. For instance, people often wear mascara or purchase false eyelashes to make their eyelashes look thicker, darker, and longer.
Using Alternative Eyelash Solutions
Alternative eyelash “enhancing” solutions are both ineffective and expensive. For instance, lash extensions are a very expensive way to enhance your look and are very cumbersome. It can take two hours or longer to first have your extensions glued onto your natural lashes. However, this glue is not durable by any stretch of the imagination. You will need to come in every other week for touch-up sessions.
Even worse, these lashes aren’t just time-consuming and expensive. They may even damage your existing eyelashes, thinning your existing lashes and making them even sparser. Fake eyelashes present similar problems. Fake eyelashes are very hard to put on, and you may pull out some of your natural lashes while you apply and remove them.
Selecting a Superior Solution
Latisse does not come with the drawbacks of other eyelash enhancement methods. Instead of using glue that will damage your lashes and only last for two weeks, this gentle, effective prescription facilitates natural hair growth. You don’t have to worry about damaging your natural lashes or tearing them out.
You Can Still Wear Cosmetics
Yet another benefit of this treatment is you can still wear mascara, eyeliner, and eyeshadow to accentuate your eyes while you’re using this treatment. Once your treatment is complete, you may find that you no longer need to wear makeup, but you are free to continue wearing makeup to express your personality or further accentuate your appearance. Just remember to remove your makeup before you apply this medication.
Your Results Are Long-Lasting
We mentioned that your results will last quite a while if you continue using this medication. However, we feel the need to mention that, in some cases, your results will last for several years before they slowly start to fade once you finish your treatment course.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
Before you receive your prescription for this medication, you need to come in for an initial consultation to find out if you qualify. Luckily, most people who are dissatisfied by the appearance of their upper eyelashes are considered good candidates.
To find out for sure whether you qualify, we will assess your eyelashes, inspect your eyes, and talk about any health problems you are having around your eyes. For instance, we need to know if you are currently taking any drugs to reverse eye pressure problems.
Learn More Today
Latisse is a very effective lash-enhancing treatment because it extends the length of the hair follicles’ growth phase. To find out if this extremely beneficial Latisse treatment is right for you, reach out to us now at OptimizeFaceMD in Aliso Viejo, CA to schedule an appointment.