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4 Feb

How Does Latisse Work?

Posted in Beauti-Med Makeovers

As we get older our eyelashes become brittle and start to thin. Typically, people will notice a change in their eyelashes during their mid-twenties to early thirties. Improper use of mascara, tugging or pulling, and aging are all reasons for eyelash loss. Pinkeye and other eye infections may, also contribute to eyelash lose.

After Latisse Treatment

Preventative measures can be taken to avoid eyelash reduction. Proper use of mascara, conditioning your eyelashes and using gentle makeup removers are good tips for eyelash retention.

Latisse is a treatment prescribed by a doctor to fight hypotrichosis (eyelash loss). In as little as eight weeks of using Latisse, eyelashes become longer, darker and fuller. After a consultation with a doctor at an approved doctor’s office, prescriptions can be filled immediately.

How Latisse Works

Latisse works by extending the life cycle of hair follicles. It promotes the cycle to allow follicles to be active for a longer period of time, allowing more hairs to grow and giving lashes a darker, thicker appearance.

Before Latisse can be applied, contact lenses should be taken out and all makeup should be removed. Only one drop of the Latisse solution is needed on the applicator brush. As if putting on eyeliner, hold the applicator horizontally and work from the inner to outer region of your eye. To avoid cross contamination, do not use the same applicator on both eyes.

After using Latisse for a full 16 weeks, people will see the full effects of what this treatment is capable of. Studies show that Latisse increases the length of eyelashes by 25 percent and is safe for just about everyone. However we suggest avoiding use of Latisse if you become pregnant or have an eye condition such as uveitis or conjunctivitis.

Before trying Latisse, inform your eye doctor if you’re taking medication to treat ocular hypertension so they can monitor your eye pressure. Latisse should not be applied to the lower lash line because as you blink, it will automatically spread to that area. If you stop the treatment your eyelashes will return to their brittle state.

Side Effects of Latisse

If you are experiencing any side effects while taking Latisse it is advised that you report it to your doctor immediately. Symptoms may appear right away or within weeks of treatment. Common side effects are mild, but need to be acknowledged to determine if continuing this treatment is right for you.

  • Dry or itchy eyes
  • Skin darkening on eyelids
  • Blurred Vision

Latisse can be obtained through a number of specialists such as an eye doctor, dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon. The price of Latisse may vary depending on where you go, but discounts may be available. Women who are nursing are advised to wait until they’re finished before starting Latisse treatment.

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