Latisse® Eyelash Treatment
Available at our Duluth, GA medical office, north of Atlanta.
Latisse® is the only FDA approved prescription treatment that helps encourage growth of eyelashes. As a defining mark of beauty, eyelashes are often not one of the main cosmetic concerns of most women. A brush or two of mascara is all the attention usually paid to this area of our faces.
However, if one suffers from inadequate eyelashes (hypotrichosis), a lack of lash fullness or length, Latisse® can help gradually increase the volume and length as well as darken the lashes for a more youthful, vibrant look.
Latisse® is applied to the upper eyelids each night after your normal before-bed routine. You will begin to see results in as little as 4 weeks, with full results after 16 weeks of daily, topical use. However if Latisse® treatment is discontinued, lashes will eventually return to their former appearance.
How does Latisse® eyelash enhancement work?
All your hair (including your eyelashes) grows in three phases—growing, resting, and shedding. When applied to the base of the eyelashes, Latisse® lengthens the growing phase so that your lashes will continue past the point when they would normally stop growing. The result is lashes that are longer, fuller, and darker.
Will my lashes change as I get older?
Some studies do suggest that, as we age, our eyelashes can become shorter, thinner, and lighter. That’s why eyelash enhancement can be a great complement to facial rejuvenation treatments like Botox® injections, microdermabrasion, or laser treatments.
What is involved in the Latisse® procedure?
One of eyelash enhancement patients’ favorite aspects of Latisse® is that it’s a simple topical treatment you can use at home. While it needs to be prescribed by our in-house physician, you’ll be able to simple incorporate the Latisse® application into your bedtime routine so it’s quick and convenient.
Can I use Latisse® eyelash enhancement if I wear contact lenses?
Yes! If you’re a good candidate for Latisse®, simply remove your contacts before applying the treatment and wait about fifteen minutes afterward before putting your contacts back in. Many patients take out their contacts before they go to bed regardless, so they often find that it’s convenient to simply add Latisse® to their nightly skincare routine after removing their contacts, and then put their contacts back in in the morning as they normally would.