Expressive eyes can say a lot, and full lashes only serve to make the eyes more expressive. There are many quick fixes on the market when it comes to getting fuller eyelashes, but they are only temporary and often not worth the trouble. If you’re tired of gluing on temporary lashes every time you put on makeup and are seeking a permanent remedy to correct thinning lashes, Latisse is an ideal option.
Causes of Eyelash Thinning
Several conditions can cause thinning eyelashes, including the side effects of drugs, skin diseases, metabolic abnormalities, inflammations, hormone imbalance, psychiatric disorders, toxins, and systemic diseases.
There is also another possibility: trichotillomania, when patients intentionally or unintentionally pull their lashes out. In rare cases, spontaneous hair loss has been reported. Loss of eyelashes is linked to hypotrichosis, a condition of abnormal hair growth.
There are numerous products on the market, made of natural and synthetic formulations, to increase the thickness of eyelashes. One of the most effective options is Latisse.
All You Need to Know About Latisse
Latisse is the only FDA-approved treatment to help restore eyelash thickness. It helps in regrowing thicker, longer, and darker lashes. Bimatoprost, the active ingredient in Latisse, was initially developed to treat an eye condition, glaucoma.
The extended benefits of the product on triggering extension of eyelashes were accidentally discovered as a side effect of bimatoprost use. Ophthalmologists noted that patients who were prescribed bimatoprost had to trim their eyelashes to comfortably wear glasses. Latisse was then marketed as a treatment to regrow lashes.
Noticeable improvement in length and thickness of the eyelashes are visible within two weeks. Significant improvement is noticed in two months. The exceptionally quick results of Latisse treatment have made it an instant hit with patients who want longer lashes.
Benefits of Latisse
Latisse treatment is used to rejuvenate short, pale, brittle lashes and fill in regions where lashes have fallen out. The primary benefit of Latisse treatment is that it is easy to perform and quite convenient. The duration of the hair growth cycle and the percentage of new hair significantly increase with Latisse treatment.
Latisse works best when applied on clean skin. The first step is the removal of any makeup in the eye area. After this is complete, you can use a sterile applicator to apply a single drop of Latisse to your upper eyelid at the lash line. Use another applicator to apply another drop to your other eyelid. No more than this should be used, and desired results are achieved only when the product is used as recommended.
If you want to reap the benefits of Latisse, it is important to incorporate it into your daily routine. If you stop using Latisse, the effect of eyelash elongation ceases.
Contact Us to Learn More
Patients who have used Latisse are happy with the results. If you’re interested in restoring the look of your eyelashes, it’s time to come in for a consultation. Contact our office today to arrange your appointment. Dr. Conrad Tirre, an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon, will be available to speak with you regarding proper usage of Latisse and more.