Latisse, or bimatoprost opthalmalic solution, is a prescription ointment that helps increase and promote eyelash growth. It is the only FDA approved medication that is specifically designed to enhance eyelashes. People who suffer from hypotrichosis of the eyelash have found Latisse to be very effective at restoring their eyelashes to normal growth patterns. Latisse has been proven to safely help regrow eyelashes that have fallen out, and it also strengthens existing eyelashes and makes them longer and thicker. If you have experienced eyelash loss, Latisse can be used to help you grow new ones.
The Science Behind the Treatment
When you apply Latisse daily, the active ingredients stimulate the growth phase of your eyelashes. The ointment increases the length of the growth phase, which causes your lashes to grow longer. It also causes more eyelash hairs to grow during the increased growth phase, so your eyelashes will be more thickly grouped as well as longer. Scientists don’t fully understand how the Bimatoprost prolongs and increases the hair growth during the eyelash growth phase, but research shows that it is very effective.
Safe and Easy to Use
Using Latisse is very straightforward and simple. All you need to do is apply the ointment directly to your upper eyelid once a day. The best time to apply Latisse is at night before you go to bed so that it can work while you are sleeping. Latisse should not be applied to the lower eyelid or other areas of your face because it may promote unwanted hair growth. If you get Latisse in your eye there should be no damage. It is not necessary to rinse your eyes out if they come into contact with Latisse. The most common side effects of Latisse include itching or burning eyes. Using Latisse overnight can reduce the chances of uncomfortable side effects.
When to Expect to See Results
Since Latisse works by enhancing natural eyelash growth, results will not be apparent right away. Most users begin to see a difference after they’ve used the product for about 8 weeks. You may not notice the difference at first because it is such a gradual process. After about 16 weeks you will see the full effects of the product. The key to experiencing results in a reasonable amount of time is to apply the product every single day so that it has an opportunity to work without interruption.