Latisse is the only FDA-approved prescription for eyelash enhancement. This topical treatment helps elongate lashes and makes them grow thicker and darker. Your health provider will review the application method and schedule with you so you can safely use the product to achieve your eyelash goals.
Are You a Good Candidate for Latisse?
Consulting with a dermatologist is always the safest route if you are considering Latisse. They can perform a detailed assessment of your goals. This prescription is safe for all genders and all eye colors, although proper application is very important to minimize side effects. Your doctor may also want to closely monitor how you react to the growth serum in certain cases.
You shouldn’t use Latisse if you:
- Are allergic to any of its ingredients
- Are pregnant, trying to conceive, or breastfeeding
- Have allergies or infections on your eyelids
Make sure to tell your health provider if you use or have used prescriptions to treat eye pressure issues, or if you have any other eye concerns, like conjunctivitis or glaucoma, or have undergone eye surgery.
A complete treatment usually lasts 16 weeks with a nightly application of the product, although your doctor may recommend a different schedule. You brush the topical prescription along the upper eyelid lash line, going from the inner part to the outer part. It automatically spreads to your lower lash line when you blink. You should only use the Latisse single-use applicators and brush gently.
For optimal results, make sure to do the following:
- Take off your contact lenses
- Remove all makeup
- Cleanse your face
- Only brush once
- Blot any solution that went beyond the lash line
Being consistent with the treatment is important to get the results you want for beautiful and strong eyelashes.
You may begin to see results within four to eight weeks after starting treatment. Full results require the whole 16 weeks of daily applications. With Latisse, your lashes will grow and become visibly longer, thicker, and darker. When you stop applying the prescription, your lashes will return to their previous state after several weeks or months depending on their natural shedding cycle. Your doctor can determine how to adjust the maintenance treatment schedule to maintain your thicker and longer lashes.
Contact West Coast Plastic Surgery Center today at (805) 978-8545 to schedule a Latisse consultation!