Get ready to shine this holiday season by giving your eyes the dramatic frame they deserve. Thin lashes no longer have to get in the way of your season sparkle, thanks to a prescription medication known as Latisse. This medication is available at Rodeo Surgical Art to help our Beverly Hills patients enhance the look of their eyes by thickening and darkening their lash line.
WHAT IS LATISSE?
Latisse is the only prescription medication approved by the FDA for the enhancement of eyelashes. When used regularly, this topical medication actually creates a thicker, darker lash line without false eyelashes, extensions or multiple coats of mascara. The medication offers gradual results over time, with full results usually seen in a matter of a few short months.
The effective ingredient in Latisse is bimatoprost. This medication has been used for a number of years to treat glaucoma, so its safety and efficacy as a medical treatment are well proven. It was during glaucoma treatments that physicians noted the medication also increased the length and thickness of the eyelashes. After additional studies on its cosmetic benefits, a new use for bimatoprost was born.
There are few risks associated with Latisse. It is not recommended for patients with current eye conditions or for those taking some medications. Dr. Mashhadian at Rodeo Surgical Art will assess your current health status and medical history to ensure this product is safe for you. It is not recommended to use the solution on any other area of the body, since unwanted hair growth can be the result.
HOW TO USE LATISSE
Latisse is a medication prescribed by your physician and used at home. You will receive the container of Latisse with a set of disposable applicators. Each night, after thoroughly cleansing the face and removing all makeup, you will use a new applicator to apply the solution to the upper lash line. Each eye will require its own applicator and applicators will be thrown away after use to prevent contamination or infection in the eye area.
You will be advised to try to keep the medication out of your eye. If you do get some of the solution into the eye, rinse it out right away. However, it is unlikely the medication will do any actual damage to your eye, since the bimatoprost has been used for years to treat glaucoma in the eye as well.
GETTING (AND KEEPING) RESULTS
When Latisse is used nightly on the lash line, patients will typically begin to see noticeable results in the length and thickness of their lashes within a couple of months. It generally takes about 16 weeks of regular use to achieve full results. Once those results are achieved, you will probably be able to use the solution less frequently to maintain them. However, you will need to continue using the product indefinitely because if you stop applying Latisse completely, your lashes will likely return to their original state over time.