Long, dark eyelashes are considered to be a symbol of feminine beauty. However, most women do not naturally have long, dark eyelashes. Eyelash extensions can correct for all of these problems, but they can cause skin irritation and eye infections, and have a tendency to fall off at the most awkward of times. With Latisse®, however, you can grow your own fully natural long, lush, dark eyelashes.
Latisse® is a compound that was originally used to treat glaucoma. During clinical trials of the compound, the researchers were surprised to discover it had a very interesting side effect: it made eyelashes grow. This serum has been approved by the FDA as an agent to induce the growth of thicker, longer eyelashes.
How Does It Work?
All hair follicles go through a cycle of growth, followed by the hair falling out and then a rest period before re-entering the growth phase. Latisse® extends the amount of time hair follicles spend in the growth phase, and thus more hair follicles grow eyelashes instead of resting, and the eyelashes grow to longer lengths than they normally would before falling out. In addition, Latisse® causes more pigment to be deposited in the new eyelashes, producing its final result of longer, thicker, darker eyelashes.
How Is It Used?
The serum is applied each evening to the upper eyelids using a special sterile disposable applicator. The liquid is transferred to the lower eyelashes through natural blinking. The application process only takes a few minutes. Latisse® immediately begins inducing eyelash growth, but the results are not visibly noticeable until multiple weeks later and achieve their full results months later.
Is It Safe?
Applying more Latisse® than as directed will not improve the results or speed up the eyelash growth process. In addition, women who are being treated for glaucoma should have their intraocular pressure checked frequently when they first start to use Latisse® in case they need to adjust the dosage of their glaucoma medication.