As you get older, you may notice your eyelashes don’t look as long or as thick as they once did. While it’s a normal part of the aging process, it’s not one you have to quietly accept. And it won’t require aesthetic surgery.
Latisse is an ointment used to promote the growth of eyelashes and has become very popular among non-invasive cosmetic services.
The active drug – bimatoprost – was originally used to treat glaucoma. People who used bimatoprost noticed their eyelashes grew in thicker and fuller. Thus, the drug was formulated for use in people who wanted longer, darker lashes.
While it’s effective, there are some things you should know about the drug before you begin use. Here are the answers to some common questions about the product.
Answers about Latisse
How often should I apply it?
Latisse only needs to be applied once a day. Use a small eyeliner brush to paint it onto your upper lash line only. Wash the brush after each application.
When should I apply the product?
It might be easiest to apply it at night. Make sure you take off all your eye makeup, including mascara, before applying the ointment. You can apply Latisse in the morning, but make certain it has dried completely before you apply makeup.
Can I wear it under my makeup?
Yes, you can. Just make certain you let the product dry completely before you put on mascara. Otherwise, your lashes won’t receive the same concentration of medication.
Will Latisse change my eye color?
There has been a lot of misleading information about the product’s ability to change the color of your irises. Remember, bimatoprost was originally prescribed as a daily eye drop to treat glaucoma. In those original FDA clinical trials, there was a 1 percent occurrence of darkening of the eye itself. It seems to occur more in patients with hazel or light brown eyes. However, you don’t put Latisse in your eye. It’s put along the lash line. While there’s a very slim chance that your eye color could get darker from using Latisse, this situation has never been reported since the ointment has been in use.
Can I use it on my eyebrows?
Yes. Just like your eyelashes, the ointment will promote hair regrowth in your eyebrows.
How long will it take to work?
While everyone is different, it’ll probably take eight-10 weeks to see results.
My eyelashes look great. Can I stop using it?
If you think your eyelashes have reached their potential, you can certainly start using Latisse every other day instead of every day.
More questions about Latisse? Please give us a call. We’d love to talk with you about any of the cosmetic services we offer, including Botox and the popular dermal filler called Bellafill.