The desire for longer and thicker eyelashes has prompted many women to seek out alternative solutions: fake eyelashes, henna dyes and various lash-enhancing treatments are all popular but temporary and time-intensive options.
The discovery of Latisse® has changed the cosmetic industry because it is proven to increase the thickness, length, and abundance of upper eyelashes, with minimal effort.
How Was Latisse Discovered?
Latisse contains the same components as an FDA-approved drug used to treat glaucoma (a disease that causes damage to the eye’s optic nerve). It was found that the therapeutic eye drops not only helped regulate eye pressure levels, it also resulted in thicker, darker, eyelashes with regular use. After additional trials were performed to ensure the safety of the product when used for cosmetic purposes (brushed on the lashes only and not put in the eyes), Latisse was introduced to the market. Since that time, it has been a popular way to lengthen and thicken lashes.
How Long Does It Take?
Every person is different, but Latisse starts to work as soon as the first application. In order to achieve the longer and fuller lashes you want, you must keep using Latisse regularly. If you stop using the product, your lashes will return to how they appeared before you started using the product.
Most women who begin using Latisse will achieve the maximum effect of fuller, longer, and darker lashes within 6 months – sometimes as early as within a week or two. Results will depend on many circumstances, including how regularly and correctly you apply the product. The good news is that even if you see good results after one month, your lashes should continue to develop a fuller and more luxurious look for months to come.
Considerations About Using Latisse
Latisse has been shown to be both safe and effective as a cosmetic enhancement for eyelashes. Common sense care will help avoid any unwanted side effects. First, use Latisse on the upper lashes only. Also, make sure to avoid getting any of the solution in the eye. This will help you avoid any irritation or dryness of your eyes.
One documented side effect of Latisse is the darkening of the iris (the colored part of the eye). This side effect only occurs if the product actually makes contact with the surface of the eye. Careful application of Latisse will help avoid any darkening. Talk with your doctor about the pros and possible cons of using this product.
Are you interested in learning more about Latisse eyelash enhancement or other cosmetic treatments that can improve the way you feel about your appearance? Call Northwest Hair Restoration today at (253) 572-2949 for a free consultation and find out more about Latisse and many other products that might be right for you.
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