Have you always longed for luscious lashes? Are you tired of coating your eyelashes with mascara or gluing fake extensions to achieve dark, dramatic eyes? Latisse can make it happen!
Approved by the FDA as the only treatment for light, thin or sparse eyelashes, this prescription medication has helped many people look sensational. If you are interested in hearing more about Latisse in Copperas Cove, TX, and whether it can work for you – we can help!
History of Latisse
Using Latisse to boost eyelash growth originates in the discovery of an unexpected side effect of a glaucoma drug. Bimatoprost (the active ingredient) was used initially in prescription eye drops to treat glaucoma. Suddenly, patients who took this medication reported new growth of their eyelashes.
Scientific studies confirmed that over 40% of patients with alopecia areata (a medical condition characterized by hair loss) benefited from moderate improvement in the quantity of their eyelashes. Allergan, a manufacturer of premium eye care products, conducted years of research to develop Latisse.
Using Latisse is Simple
First, your eye doctor will check your eyes to make sure you are a good candidate for Latisse in Copperas Cove. In addition to being in good overall health, it’s also important that you have reasonable expectations about what Latisse can accomplish. Keep in mind that Latisse is a long-term treatment, and the striking results will not be instant.
“If you are a good candidate for Latisse, we’ll prescribe the eye drops and you’ll apply them once a day for a minimum of two months. It can take time until you look amazing – don’t give up!” says Dr. Micheline D. Young, of Cove Eyecare.
Latisse is intended only for use along the line of your upper eyelid lashes. It should not be applied to the lower eyelid. If you wear contact lenses, we’ll provide special instructions on how to use the eye drops.
When will I see results?
In general, Latisse must be used regularly and every day for at least two months before you’ll notice new eyelash growth. While some people experience a change within four weeks, others only notice significant growth after 16 weeks.
Your thicker, luxurious lashes will stay that way as long as you continue to use the product. When you stop, your eyelashes will gradually return to their previous natural state.
Are there any side effects?
Latisse may be accompanied by a few possible side effects, such as dry eyes, itchiness or redness, darkened eyelids, darkened iris color, and hair growth around your eyes (if the medication drips off your eyelids all the time). Please consult with our eye doctor in Copperas Cove to consider the pros and cons of Latisse.