You notice right away when someone has gorgeously full, long lashes framing their eyes. No matter the color or shape of their eyes, those lashes are immediately captivating. But many of us are not born with those eye-catching lashes, so we try different mascaras, eyelash curlers, extensions and even false lashes to try to achieve the look. What if you could grow your own lashes longer and fuller? That’s where Latisse comes in.
Latisse was originally a medication used for glaucoma patients, but over time doctors and patients alike began to notice the side effects included longer, more luscious lashes. Now celebrities like Brooke Shields, Claire Danes and Christina Hendricks are helping promote the product for cosmetic purposes.
How Do You Use Latisse?
Latisse users apply the serum every night on the upper lash line, and it naturally spreads to the lower lash line. After about two months you will start to see a noticeable difference in the length and fullness of your lashes. Just be sure your face is completely clean and you have removed your contacts if you wear them before using it.
In a study, after 16 weeks, participants saw a 25 percent increase in the length of their lashes and a 106 percent increase in the fullness or volume of their lashes.
Another important factor to note is that you should never use the same applicator more than once. The applicators are sterile, and reusing them can result in allergic reactions or eye infections.
What Is the Cost for Latisse?
Latisee is a prescription medication that must be obtained by a doctor. A one-month supply of 60 applicators usually runs about $120, but prices may vary.
Frequently Asked Questions About Latisse
Some of the most common questions we get about the product are:
Can I still wear mascara with Latisse?
What if I get it in my eye?
Try to follow the application instructions carefully, but it should not cause harm if it accidentally gets in your eye.
What happens if I stop using Latisse?
Your eyelashes will begin to return to their original length and volume over time.
For more information about Latisse, call our office today at 785-234-9000.