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Everything You Need to Know about Latisse

Long eyelashesWith each passing year, your eyelashes will start to look shorter and thinner than they once did. Even though it's a normal part of aging, there are treatments available to help you lashes look longer, fuller and darker.

Latisse is a prescription ointment that prompts your eyelashes to grow longer and thicker. The product was discovered somewhat by accident. Bimatoprost, the active drug, was originally used to treat glaucoma. As more people used it, they noticed their eyelashes became thicker and fuller. Therefore, the drug was made available to people who wanted to improve the look of their eyelashes.

Latisse is a very effective product, but there are some things you should know before you use it. Here are answers to common questions about Latisse.

Questions about Latisse

How frequently should I use it?

Latisse should be applied only once a day. Paint it on your upper lash line using a thin eyeliner brush. Wash the brush after use.

When should I apply Latisse?

Most people find it easiest to apply it at night. Remove your eye makeup, including mascara, before using Latisse. You can apply Latisse in the morning, but make sure it's completely dry before applying makeup.

Can I use it under makeup?

Yes, but be certain Latisse dries completely before you put on eye makeup. Otherwise, your lashes won't completely benefit from the application.

Will Latisse change my eye color?

There have been some reports of Latisse changing patient's eye color. However, this information is largely misleading. In the original clinical trials of bimatoprost, a few patients experienced a darkening of the iris. However, when you use Latisse to promote lash growth, you don't put the drops in your eye as you would if using it to treat glaucoma. Therefore, Latisse will not affect your eye color. Since Latisse has been used for cosmetic purposes, it's never been reported to cause color changes..

Can I use it on my eyebrows?

Yes. Latisse will also promote hair regrowth in your eyebrows.

How long will it take to work?

In general, it will take eight to ten weeks to see visible results.

My eyelashes look great. Can I stop using it?

To keep your eyelashes looking great, it's best to switch to every other day applications instead of using it every day.

Latisse requires a prescription from a doctor. If you'd like to try this product, please schedule a consultation with one of our cosmetic surgeons. We will be glad to answer any additional questions. Call 650-562-6762 or use our online form to request an appointment.

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