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Are you sick of layering on the mascara in the morning only to have it flake or stain your under-eye area during the day? And then, after you went to all that trouble getting it on and keeping it on, it’s almost impossible to remove it before bedtime! Throw that mascara away! Latisse to the rescue if you want results! Here is our answer to 17 of the most common questions
Latisse For Eyelashes
Latisse® is currently the only FDA-approved medication that increases the length, thickness, and darkness of your eyelashes.
What Is Latisse Made Of?
Latisse is a liquid solution mainly comprising the active ingredient “bimatoprost.” The solution also contains inactive ingredients such as benzalkonium chloride, sodium phosphate, sodium chloride, citric acid, dibasic and purified water.
How Was Latisse Discovered?
Latisse is a man-made product originally used as a glaucoma treatment. However, doctors who were prescribing the drops noticed that their patients were growing long, full, and dark eyelashes, which led to further research and eventually an FDA-approved product for increasing the fullness and length of eyelashes.
How Does Latisse Work?
Nobody knows how Latisse works! What we do know is that Latisse results are consistent and proven. Researchers have found that Latisse keeps eyelashes in the growth stage for a longer period of time. It also stimulates the transition from the inactive growth phase to the active growth phase. This keeps your eyelashes full and luxurious.
Is Latisse Easy to Use?
Latisse is very easy to use. The prescription includes sterile applicators. You can use these applicators easily to apply Latisse to your eyelids. Although you will need to apply it every day, it usually only takes a few minutes to apply Latisse properly.
You need to do this according to the instructions they provide with the medication. Like any eye medication, Latisse can cause irritation if you apply it using unclean applicators or without first washing your face and hands.
Can You Use Latisse Without an Applicator?
No. Applying Latisse with your fingers or other unsterile objects can cause an infection. You also need to make sure not to touch the applicator to anything, including your fingers, because this will cause contamination of the products. In addition, contamination could result not only in eye infections but also poor Latisse results. So it’s worth taking the trouble to apply Latisse properly!
Are Latisse Results Good?
Absolutely. Data from the FDA shows that 79% of people who use Latisse for 20 weeks experience at least one grade increase in Global Eyelash Assessment (GEA). By week 16, people who use Latisse daily have a 25% increase in length of eyelashes and a 106% increase of thickness.
What to Expect From Latisse
You always need a prescription for Latisse. It takes 3 or 4 weeks to see results. The full treatment is 16 weeks.
Can You Use Latisse With Eyelash Extensions?
Yes! You can use Latisse safely with eyelash extensions. If you use Latisse with eyelash extensions, you may be surprised at how thick your natural lashes are once your extensions fall out.
Is Latisse Safe to Use?
If you have healthy eyes, Latisse is safe for you to use. However, if you have glaucoma or eye infections, you need to check with your eye doctor before using Latisse. In addition, if you do use Latisse and develop eye or eyelid irritation or discoloration, then you need to stop using it and call your doctor.
How Long Do the Results Last?
Eyelash improvements from Latisse last as long as you continue to use the drops. That means that if you stop using Latisse, your eyelashes will eventually return to their original appearance.
Can I Use Latisse to Regrow My Eyebrows?
Although it isn’t designed or FDA-approved for enhancing eyebrow growth, Latisse can have the same effects on your eyebrows as it does on your eyelashes. Many healthcare providers prescribe Latisse off-label for people with sparse eyebrows who want them to be longer, thicker, and fuller than normal. One recent study of Latisse found that the active ingredient in Latisse, Bimatoprost is safe, well-tolerated, and effective for eyebrow hypotrichosis (eyebrow hair loss).
Can Latisse Change My Eye Color?
This question is still under debate. Some studies say yes. Others say no. Our experience has been that when used correctly, Latisse does not change eye color.
Are Latisse Side Effects Permanent?
As with all medicines, Latisse does have side effects including:
- Itchy Eyes
- Eye Redness
- Discoloration of the Eyelids
- Unwanted Hair Growth
- Ingrown Eyelashes
These side effects are temporary and will either clear
- on their own,
- once you master applying the product, or
- after you discontinue use.
Allergic reactions to Latisse are rare but should be addressed immediately. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include rash, itching/swelling of the face/tongue/throat, severe dizziness, or trouble breathing.
Can You Use Latisse While Pregnant or Nursing?
Latisse and pregnancy are not a good mix. Neither is Latisse and breastfeeding. Although Latisse is not associated with any major birth defects, the FDA does not consider it safe to use if you’re pregnant or nursing.
Why is Latisse Not Working For Me?
About 1 out of every 5 Latisse users is not going to get the maximum results expected. That’s just a fact. But other reasons that may affect Latisse results are under your control. These might be that:
- You have purchased a counterfeit product that does not contain the active ingredient. Make sure to buy Latisse directly from a trusted physician.
- You may not be applying the product properly. Double-check the instructions and ask your provider for guidance if need be.
Before You Use Latisse
Although it’s not uncommon for some people to have genetically sparse eyelashes or for eyelashes to thin out due to routine wear and tear or seasonal allergies, sparse eyelashes can also signify underlying medical issues. The most common underlying conditions are thyroid conditions and skin cancer, so it’s smart to see your doctor to rule out these possibilities before launching into your Latisse journey!
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