Do you like to look glamorous? Like most of us, you are nodding your head yes. You stay beautiful by taking care of your skin, working out, and eating healthy. What about your eyelashes? Hardly anything gives you that glam look more than luscious, full lashes. Perhaps yours are more on the thin and brittle side. You’re in luck. For less-than-luscious lashes, there is a treatment called Latisse®. We here at A Younger You are cosmetic professionals and have the answers to all of your burning questions about Latisse®.
What is Latisse®?
Latisse® is the first and only FDA-approved cosmetic prescription treatment for fuller, darker eyelashes. It is made from the pharmaceuticals giant, Allergan.
How Was It Discovered?
In 2001, Allergan made a medicated eye drop to treat elevated intraocular pressure. Many patients using the treatment reported their eyelashes were growing longer, fuller and darker (a thrilling side effect). Allergan studied the medication’s active ingredient, bimatoprost, specifically for growing lashes. Allergan then conducted a clinical trial to study the safety and effectiveness for lash growth. The result was FDA approval for the breakthrough product in December of 2008. They have sold over 5 million bottles of Latisse® since then.
What Makes It Different From Other Products?
Latisse® is the only FDA-approved prescription product that grows longer, fuller, and darker eyelashes. Other non-prescription competitors have no research to support their effectiveness, nor are they FDA-approved. Many other eyelash products on the market are only conditioners, like the kind used for hair. They do not grow or enhance lashes.
Is Latisse® a Replacement for Mascara?
No, it does not work as a replacement for mascara. It is a treatment for inadequate eyelashes and requires a prescription. As your eyelashes grow darker and fuller, your need for mascara may lessen.
How Does It Work?
It works by lengthening the eyelash hair growth phase. You end up growing longer, thicker lashes.
How Long Until I See Results?
Eyelash growth is a gradual process, but some users see results in as little as 8 weeks. However, full results appear at 12 to 16 weeks. In clinical studies after 4 months of treatment, lashes were 25% longer, 106% thicker, and 18% darker.
How Do I Apply It?
Apply the treatment yourself each evening to the base of the upper eyelashes. Each product kit contains detailed instructions for its proper application, with video demonstrations available. Remove any makeup, clean the upper eyelids and remove any contact lenses, if applicable. Place lenses back a set time after application. Using the single-use applicator brush provided in the packaging, place one drop of the product on the applicator brush and apply to the base of the upper eyelid lash margin.
For best results, use once a day for 16 weeks for beginners. Using it more than once a day does not grow your lashes any faster or improve the treatment’s effectiveness. To keep your lashes thicker and darker, continue to use the treatment as directed.
What If I Forget a Treatment?
If you miss your daily application, don’t worry about playing catch up. Don’t double up on treatments. Just apply Latisse® the next evening and restart your schedule.
Is It Safe?
Yes, the treatment is FDA-approved and safe when used as directed.
When Does It Expire?
A bottle of Latisse® expires no less than 16 months from its shipping date. We list the expiration date as a month and year.
Is It Only Available By Prescription?
Yes, a prescription is required to order the product.
Are There Other Helpful Tips for Application or Use?
- Make a routine- Incorporate the treatment into your nightly routine, after you’ve done your normal face washing, etc.
- Keep it on hand- Store the bottle of product near other skin care products so you won’t forget to apply it daily.
- Be patient- It takes time to work. Using more than once a day does not increase the growth process. Some users notice results in as little as 8 weeks, with maximum growth length realized at around 16 weeks.
- Follow directions- Always use the sterile, disposable, FDA-approved applicator provided in the kit. Do not apply with a cotton swab.
- Stay on track- If you’re completely satisfied with your results by week 12, you still should stick with the treatment. Allow the full effect of the treatment to arrive at week 16.
How Can I Get Started?
We here at A Younger You are your go-to source for beauty and wellness in the area. We understand that confidence comes from loving the way you look and feel. Start feeling more fierce with fuller, thicker, and darker eyelashes. Strut your confidence and strength in the office or out on the town. Visit us for a consultation and get your glam going with a bottle of Latisse®. Get ready to wow everyone with just a glance with this exciting treatment.