How Does Latisse Work?
According to studies, Latisse lengthens, thickens and darkens eyelashes via a process that isn’t fully understood.
Like the hair on your head, eyelashes sprout, grow for a while and eventually fall out.
Latisse both extends the growth phase and increases the number of hairs that sprout.
You apply Latisse by dabbing it on the upper lash line each night with the sterile applicators supplied.
The drug spreads to your lower lash line automatically as you blink.
According to the manufacturer, you should never apply it in your eye or onto your lower lid.
Before you apply, your face must be clean and your makeup and contact lenses removed.
Always discard each applicator after one use. Re-using applicators, even just once the next evening,
can cause serious problems, such as an eye infection or allergic reaction. And apply it carefully,
since Latisse may promote hair growth on other skin areas.
After two months of nightly use, you may begin to see results.
After three or four months, your doctor may recommend a treatment schedule of every two days.
If you stop using Latisse, your eyelashes will gradually return to their former state.
Study participants experienced these results after 16 weeks:
- Eyelash length increased by 25 percent.
- Thickness and fullness increased by 106 percent.
- Eyelash darkness increased by 18 percent.
“All my life I’ve had short, sparse, skimpy lashes. So I made a trip to the doctor’s office to see if I was a good candidate for LATISSE®. My doctor was very helpful in answering my questions. I expressed my concern about side effects, and he shared some great insights.
After using the treatment for 16 weeks, my used-to-be short lashes are longer and fuller. Now every time I catch a glimpse of my eyes in the mirror, I can’t help but marvel at my lashes. Thanks LATISSE®!” *
“Being a blonde, I’ve always had light brown lashes with some blonde ones mixed in, which, as you can imagine, just disappeared on my face. They didn’t even show up in photographs! But since I have been using LATISSE®, my lashes are noticeably darker than my previous shade, which is fantastic! Without a doubt, I have become a believer in LATISSE®!” *
“As I’ve gotten older, my lashes have gotten thinner and more sparse. That’s why I asked my optometrist about LATISSE®, hopingthat it would help my lashes grow.
Now that my lashes are longer and darker, I’m doing more to draw attention to my eyes; I cut my hair shorter and I’m even wearing my contacts more just to show them off.” *