Latisse for eyelash growth enhancement has been around for a while now. Since its approval by the FDA in 2009, many have benefitted from its eyelash enhancement properties. At our practice, women have resorted to regular Latisse treatments over cumbersome eyelash extensions. If you’ve been considering Latisse-enhanced eyelashes for yourself, here’s what to expect!
First of all, it should be noted that Latisse is a prescription-only drug. Once you’ve acquired it from a facial cosmetic surgeon’s office or through the drugstore, you will notice that the drug comes with a set of applicators. The drug should be applied to the upper lash line by using the applicator at least once a day. Applicators should never be re-used. Most of our patients report significant improvements in the length, darkness, and thickness of their lashes in six to eight weeks. Full results will be noticed in 16 weeks.
Side effects to watch out for
Clinical studies before Latisse’s FDA approval verified that the injectable is safe for cosmetic use. However, like all types of cosmetic procedures, certain risks may be present. Individuals using Latisse are often warned to look out for the following side effects:
Persistent redness and/or itchiness in the eyes
Darkening of the area surrounding the eyelids
Darkening of the iris or colored part of the eyes
Latisse can be used to complement facial rejuvenation procedures such as eyelid surgery or facial injectables. When applying Latisse, it is important to remove any traces of it on the face during application as it can promote unwanted hair growth in the area.
For more information on Latisse, schedule an appointment today by calling 978-466-4270. We look forward to your visit!