Latisse is an FDA-approved prescription liquid that is applied directly to the base of the upper lash line. It encourages the growth of longer, thicker, and darker lashes. Bimatoprost, the active component, prolongs the lash cycle's development phase. Although regular application to the base of the upper lashes can improve the appearance of the lashes, it should only be used under a medical professional’s supervision due to potential negative effects.
Good candidates for eyelash enhancement with Latisse typically include individuals who:
Eyelash enhancement with Latisse works by using the active ingredient bimatoprost, which extends the anagen (growth) phase of the eyelash hair cycle. Latisse encourages the production of longer, thicker, and darker lashes by stimulating the hair follicles at the base of the upper lashes. It achieves this by slowing the transition of hairs into the resting phase and increasing the quantity of hairs in the growth phase. Although results may differ amongst individuals, maintaining the desired eyelash augmentation requires regular and continuous application.
To use Latisse for eyelash enhancement, follow these steps:
After applying Latisse for eyelash enhancement, it's important to follow some post-care guidelines:
Latisse is generally safe when used as directed and under medical supervision. However, it can have side effects, so consult a healthcare provider before use.
It can take several weeks to start seeing visible results, with full effects typically seen after 12-16 weeks of consistent use.
If you discontinue Latisse, your eyelashes will gradually return to their previous appearance over a few weeks to months.
Latisse is approved for use on the upper lashes only. Using it on lower lashes or eyebrows is not recommended.
Possible side effects include redness, itching, and darkening of the eyelid skin and eye color. Consult a doctor if you experience any adverse effects.
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