Women go to great lengths to draw attention to the eyes. Whether it’s with colored contact lenses, mascara, eyeliner, or even eyebrow shaping, many women want to make sure their eyes stand out and look their best. At Jefferson Plastic Surgery in Philadelphia, we offer Latisse, an FDA approved prescription eyelash growth product that helps your natural eyelashes grow longer and thicker. Read the information below to find out if this is the right product for you.
Latisse is right for patients who desire longer, thicker, and fuller lashes. There is no set age limit as to who is recommended to purchase and to use this product. If you are interested in enhancing your natural lashes, then Latisse may be a good option for you.
Patients that are not good candidates for Latisse include those who are diagnosed with eye pressure problems, at risk of glaucoma, or taking medication for eye pressure problems.
How to Use Latisse
The first thing you need to do before applying Latisse is make sure the area around the eyes is completely cleaned and sanitized. Once the skin is clean, use the sterile applicators to apply product to the top lid, just as if you were applying eyeliner. Avoid applying the product to your lower lid, in the eye, or any other parts of your face. If you wear contacts, take your contacts out before you apply the product, and leave them out for 15 minutes.
The main benefit of Latisse is its ability to make your natural eyelashes thicker and longer. If you have sparse eyelashes, Latisse will help your eyelashes grow quickly, so they are full, thick, and long.
Latisse Side Effects
Depending on your skin type, there are potential side effects of Latisse. Some patients may experience eye redness, eye discomfort, itching, dryness, or redness around the eyelid.
This product is FDA approved, but there are always potential risks involved with the long-term use of any product. The risks associated with Latisse include inflammation of the cornea, hair growth in places besides the lash line, and skin discoloration along the lash line. If any part of the applicator, your hands, or your face is not sterile, you also run the risk of infection. Consult a professional aesthetician or plastic surgeon here at Jefferson Plastic Surgery to learn more about minimizing any potential risks and side effects of Latisse.
The results of Latisse are gradual, so it’s important to be patient and use the product daily, as directed. Depending on the patient, it can take anywhere from one to four months to really see the difference in your eyelashes. Once the product has taken effect, however, the difference is dramatic. Of course, the effects are not permanent, so it’s important to keep using Latisse on a regular basis.
Philadelphia Latisse Consultations
If you are interested in getting a prescription for Latisse, contact our Philadelphia practice today. We will set up a Latisse consultation at your earliest convenience.