If you’re having trouble with eyelash growth, it may be because you’re not treating the problem directly. When you get acne and want to get rid of it, you get on a rigorous schedule to stop the acne directly in its tracks. If your skin is dry, you begin wash yourself with ivory soap and condition your skin as soon as you step out of the shower. But when your eyelashes aren’t as long as you’d like them to be… What do you do?
Eyelash growth with Latisse Eyelash Enhancer
Getting amazing, long eyelashes does not happen over night. It requires maintenance and long-term care. So, note that with Latisse, you won’t get full results until 16 weeks after you begin to routinely use it. If you stop your treatment, your results will regress slowly over the next several weeks to months to before you began applying Latisse. Caring for your eyelashes is long-term, just like caring for your skin and hair.
Latisse is applied before the patient goes to bed every night, so you’ll have to make it a part of your evening ritual. Make sure that your face is clean before applying it and ensure that all of your makeup is removed. If you wear contacts when you sleep, you won’t be able to continue that trend, and will have to remove them as well before applying Latisse.
How does Latisse work?
The reason your eyelashes are not long and full without the help of external products is because your eyelashes go through different phases, cycling through them over time. Latisse helps the eyelashes grow by extending the anagen phase, which is responsible for active growth of the eyelashes. Curiously, the exact reason for why this works is currently unknown to modern medicine. We do know that as we age, the anagen phase becomes shorter and the length and fullness of your eyelashes will decrease. Latisse helps combat this but again, since it requires long-term care, you will lose your results if you stop treatment.
What are the health concerns of using Latisse?
Latisse is completely safe to use, but you should become familiar with the possible side-effects. Firstly, the reported adverts include eye pruritus (itchy eye syndrome), conjunctival hyperemia (redness of the eye), skin hyperpigmentation, dry eye symptoms, and others. Also, while getting Latisse in the eye has no health concerns, it has been reported that there is an increase in brown pigmentation in the iris of patients who apply Latisse. This is permanent, and is the main thing to consider when using Latisse. Skin hyperpigmentation is a less common side-effect of the treatment, and makes the eyelid a little darker due to increase melanin in the skin. The Latisse solution may also stimulate hair growth wherever it is applied, so it is recommended that any extra solution around the eyelid is removed with a tissue.
Thankfully, these possible side-effects were only reported in 4% of the patients who underwent clinical study, and the only drawback may be increase brown pigmentation of the iris. Learn more about Latisse at their Frequently Asked Questions page.
Latisse is a prescribed solution, so if you’re interested in getting some extra help with your eyelash growth, make sure
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