Most people favor long, dark, and full lashes, but many find that daily makeup application can be tiresome. Latisse® is the first FDA-approved medication which can be used to cosmetically enhance natural eyelashes. This treatment results in few side effects and is suitable for a wide range of patients. Patients in Phoenix, Arizona can see Dr. Paquet for Latisse prescriptions.
What is Latisse®?
Latisse® is a topical medication which stimulates growth of longer, fuller, and darker eyelashes. The product is brushed directly onto the lashes at home, allowing patients to enjoy the appearance of more prominent natural eyelashes over time. Latisse is only available through a prescription from a physician such as Dr. Paquet and is the only FDA-approved product intended to increase lash production and improve eyelash quality.
Who is a Candidate for Latisse?
Most patients who are interested in more prominent eyelashes are good candidates for Latisse. However, those with sensitive skin or eyes may be advised against using the medication. Latisse is also unsuitable for patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Be sure to disclose any health concerns, particularly eye conditions, to Dr. Paquet before using Latisse.
The Latisse Procedure
Latisse is applied to the upper eyelids along the lash line daily for at least two months or until the desired results are achieved. Patients are typically advised to apply Latisse at night using a thin, eyeliner-style brush. A few drops of Latisse are sufficient, as patients should avoid applying excess Latisse so as to prevent the product from dripping into the eye or covering too much of the eyelid. As needed, tissues may be used to gently remove excess product. Disposable wands or brushes should be used and replaced daily for Latisse application to maintain a sterile application. This will help patients avoid complications such as eye infections.
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After Using Latisse
The average growth cycle of the eyelashes is about two months, meaning that this is the average duration of Latisse treatment before patients will notice results. After using Latisse, the eyelashes should be noticeably darker, thicker, fuller, and longer. Most patients notice an increase in the number of individual eyelashes after using Latisse.
Lastisse results are not permanent. Patients may resume or continue Latisse treatment to maintain their results as directed by Dr. Paquet.
Some common side effects of Latisse are darkening of the eyelid skin or eye color. For this reason, it is best to avoid contact with too much of the eyelid as you apply Latisse. Changes in eye color are, in most cases, permanent and typically only occur in those with green or hazel eyes. In some cases, patients may also notice redness in the eyes or eyelids. So long as this is not accompanied by itching or burning, redness is the result of increased blood flow and not a cause for concern.