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10: What is Latisse and How Does it Work?

What is Latisse and How Does it Work?

This is the tenth installment of 12 Things You Need to Know About Botox and Aesthetics which can also be downloaded from our free eBook library.

Latisse is an FDA-approved prescription treatment to grow eyelashes. Clinical studies showed Latisse to be safe and effective, and it’s been approved for use since 2008. Since that time, over 2 million bottles of Latisse have been sold. Patients in clinical trials saw significant improvement in their eyelashes in 2 months. The most common side effects – experienced by only 4% of the participants – were eye redness or itching. So how does Latisse work?

Latisse works by affecting the growth cycle of the eyelash hair. First, it increases the length of time that eyelashes grow. Then, it also increases the number of eyelash hairs that are in the “growth” phase at any given time.

The combination of a longer growth time and more eyelashes in a “growing phase” means that your eyelashes will look fuller, longer and darker.

If you stop using Latisse, your eyelashes will probably return to their previous appearance over the course of several weeks or months.12 Things You Need to Know About Botox and Aesthetics

To Use Latisse: Every night, after removing your makeup, mascara and contact lenses, you will apply one drop of Latisse to your eyelid with the sterile applicator. You’ll place the solution close to the lashes. Blot any excess and throw away the applicator. The Eye Centers of Florida specialists will teach you this process so that you can be sure to apply Latisse properly.

Do you want thicker, fuller eyelashes? Contact the Aesthetic Center today! The Aesthetic Center at Eye Centers of Florida is completely committed to helping you achieve your eye and skin care goals. Many services are available by our highly trained staff, including Botox and Fillers. For further information call us at (239) 267-2288 or connect with us at www.facebook.com/EyeCentersofFlorida.

-Karyl