Do you find yourself admiring the naturally long and lush eyelashes of others?
It’s OK. We get it. We didn’t get built-in glamorous eyelashes as part of our DNA, either. But fortunately, we do have options other than just being envious of the beautiful eyelashes other people seem to grow effortlessly.
And, if you’re like us, you’ve probably tried a few things, such as fiber lash mascaras that promise fantastic growth and fullness. Or you might have even tried glue-on, press-on and magnetic lash options and loved them but are afraid of damage to your natural lashes, including thinning or even complete eyelash loss.
Or you may have even tried high-quality lash extensions but hate the maintenance visits — and expense — needed to keep up your look.
Something Different to Get Fuller Eyelashes
We have something better. It’s a way to get longer, fuller lashes without glues, messy mascara, magnets or repeated trips to the salon for lash extension maintenance. It’s Latisse® Eyelash Growth Solution.
Latisse® Eyelash Growth Solution started as a glaucoma treatment but began being used as a topical eyelash treatment when users reported a change in the appearance of their eyelashes. Latisse® delivers all-natural results that last and only requires an easy daily application.
It’s also one of the best-known eyelash growth options and the only one that is FDA approved. Latisse® can help your lashes grow fuller and longer with regular use.
And regular use only takes a few seconds — just apply once a day to your upper eyelids. The results of using Latisse® Eyelash Growth Solution can last indefinitely as long as you use Latisse® daily, which means you don’t have to fit lash appointments into your schedule.
Using Latisse® gives you darker, thicker and longer lashes that look natural compared to other eyelash enhancements without the cost of eyelash extensions.
Latisse® Vs. Eyelash Extensions
Not convinced yet?
Let’s make a comparison.
First up, eyelash extensions. Eyelash extensions can be an excellent instant option to get the natural-looking, beautiful, thick, dark, long and fluttery lashes you want. But, these results are highly dependent on the type of lashes you pick, the quality of glue used and the experience of the lash artist you choose.
Also, eyelash extensions can take time. The initial application can take up to two hours. The process is so lengthy because each individual eyelash is placed carefully among your natural lashes so that they blend in.
With Latisse® Eyelash Growth Solution, you apply the solution topically to your upper eyelids in just seconds at home. There’s no trying to work your lash appointment into your already busy schedule. Instead, apply Latisse® in the evening before you go to bed and make your dreams of long lashes a reality.
Eyelash extensions use medical-grade glues to adhere artificial (usually silk) hairs to your eyelids, which can cause allergic reactions in some individuals.
As Latisse® encourages eyelash growth naturally, no artificial lash hairs are used, and no glues or adhesives are necessary, so your chance of having an adverse reaction or complications is reduced. Note: In very rare cases, some individuals have experienced side effects from Latisse®.
The results of eyelash extensions are seen immediately, but while you can enjoy flashes and fluttering your new lashes quickly, you’re going to need to go in every three to four weeks for a fill.
It can take eight to 16 weeks to see the results of Latisse®. That said, we believe that all good things are worth the wait! Especially if you do not have to make multiple trips to maintain your look.
On average, the initial application of eyelash extensions can cost between $150 and $400, with fills costing $55 to $150 every few weeks. While there is a cost associated with Latisse®, regular maintenance appointments are not necessary.
Some individuals seeking eyelash extensions have concerns that they can make your natural eyelashes fall out. Still, if applied correctly, they should not make your natural eyelashes fall out any faster than they would as part of your natural eyelash growth cycle.
You should have no concerns about your eyelashes falling out with Latisse®! Latisse® encourages lash growth, so you can expect fuller, longer lashes with greater all-over eyelash thickness that you will love.
An added bonus of Latisse® is that you can live your life to the fullest with your new lashes! Unlike other lash-lengthening options, there are no worries that your fiber lashes will run or your glue-on lashes will fall off. Your lashes are yours 100 percent!
Are you interested in learning more about Latisse® and how it can improve the appearance of your lashes? Do you want an alternative to eyelash extensions? Call us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Peterson. Our plastic surgery practice offers patients Latisse® and other aesthetic options to enhance your appearance.