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Latisse Eyelash Growth Treatment

latisse eyelash growth treatment

The Latisse eyelash treatment is a topical medication applied directly to your eyelashes or eyebrows.

It helps stimulate hair growth leading to fuller, longer lashes or thicker eyebrows depending on where it is applied and desired effect. Results can be quite dramatic with daily application.

Fake eyelashes can wreak havoc on your real lashes. Latisse to the rescue. It is often used to restore and amplify what your natural lashes.

For years thin eyebrows have been the fashion.

Now, thicker, fuller brows are in. After years of plucking, many women are struggling to re-grow their natural, full, God-given eyebrows. Again, Latisse to the rescue. Although it is not FDA approved for this indication, Latisse is enjoying a resurgence in popularity for eyebrow amplification.

Latisse was initially developed as a glaucoma medication. When the participants in the initial studies started growing beautiful, long eyelashes, however, the product was quickly bought and re-marketed as a beauty product. It has been used as such since 2010 and has proven to be a very safe and effective medication.

Latisse: The answer for longer, thicker eyelashes?

Eyelashes have long been a part of the body’s make-up that people are willing to spend a lot of time and money doing what is necessary to make theirs look dashing. 

Eyelash curlers, mascara, even false eyelashes are staples found in every woman's beauty kit. Celebrities have brought long, thick, beautiful lashes to the front line with the modern “eyelash extensions” that have replaced the once famous “fake eyelashes.”

But, what do you do if you have thin, short eyelashes that no product seems to help? Do you wear extensions at all times or is there other solutions?

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What causes thin eyelashes?

Depending on your overall health, there could be many factors as to why your eyelashes are thin or short.

Like the hair on your head, your eyelashes go through a thinning cycle but typically return to their natural state as new growth occurs. However, some people just need help with making their lashes appear fuller.   

One of the main reasons individuals experience thinning of their eyelashes is a lack of proper care. When you fail to remove eye cosmetics properly, you very well could suffer the loss of or notice thinning of your eyelashes.    

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Before and After Treatment with Latisse

Neglecting the proper care of your eyelashes by failing to remove cosmetic products daily or by using harsh rubbing or scrubbing will lead to breakage of the lashes.

Leaving thick mascara or other eye products on your eyes weigh the lashes down causing them to thin or break off.

Over usage of false eyelashes and eyelash extensions can damage your natural lash thickness and growth. Using these products on a continuous basis will eventually destroy the hair follicles leaving you with thin, short, lashes. Adverse reaction to the adhesives used to keep products secure to the eyelid is another culprit to thin eyelashes.

Your overall health is another contributing factor to the thickness and growth of your eyelashes. Individuals with poor eating habits may see a decline in the growth of new lashes due to the lack of the required daily vitamin intake that enhances hair growth.  

Age and time are other common denominators in loss of eyelashes. The older you get, the smaller your hair follicles become, resulting in the decline in hair growth. As mentioned above, it is imperative that you get all the daily vitamins recommended for good health. Staying in good health is especially needed once you reach the age of 50.      

Are there safe treatments available for thinning lashes or eyebrows?

Yes.  The Food and Drug Administration approved the medication Bimatoprost, currently marketed under the name Latisse to properly treat the condition known as hypotrichosis- lack of eyelashes.  

Lumigan originated as a prescription eye drop for the treatment of glaucoma. Unexpectedly, new growth of eyelashes was a side effect from the drops, which led to the development and marketing of Latisse.

Doctors began to notice their patient’s  receiving the glaucoma treatments showed signs of progressive thickening of the eyelashes; they knew they were onto something fantastic for people that suffer from eyelash thinning.  

Now Latisse treatments are utilized in replacing damaging products in cosmetics that offer no guarantee of success in producing eyelashes.

How does Latisse work?

Latisse makes its statement by gradually encouraging new hair growth in the eyelashes producing thicker, longer, and darker lashes. When there is a decline in hair follicles, the natural reaction will be for the eyelash growth to slow or stop altogether. The products in Latisse stimulates the hair follicle to produce thickness through new growth.        

By applying Latisse applications daily, a gradual increase in eyelashes will begin to appear.  The medication is meant only for the upper eyelid as applying to the lower lid could cause damage to the eye itself.  

For most patients, you must use the application for at least two months before results will show. You will see improvements as long as the treatments continue, however, your lashes will gradually return to their original state once procedures have decreased.

At week seven you should begin to notice added length to your lashes and by week number 14, a definite improvement in length and thickness.  Latisse works in two ways; by increasing the cycle of the lashes natural growth and the number of hairs per cycle.

It’s Latisse’s dual approach that makes the product unbeatable for added beauty and thickness to your lashes without the damage from over-the-counter products.   

How much does it cost?

Latisse costs $100 for a 2-3 month supply and $150 for a 4-5 month supply. For best results, it is essential to apply it to the desired area every night.

How do begin Latisse treatments in San Diego?

A physician prescribes Latisse and should also monitor your treatment plan once treatments start. Until your doctor knows how you will respond to the medications, it is important to follow protocol carefully. 

If you are interested,  we are here to answer any questions.

Make an appointment with us today to discuss if Latisse is right for you.       


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