Latisse® is a product that was approved by the FDA in order to help patients experience longer, fuller, darker eyelashes. This product has helped many people to improve their appearance in a natural way. Before this product was available, the only way that people could improve the appearance of their eyelashes was by using mascara or false eyelashes. Not only did these things need to be applied daily and require maintenance, but they didn’t look very natural. Thanks to Latisse®, individuals are able to enjoy beautiful eyelashes without a lot of work.
The story behind Latisse® is actually quite interesting. The main ingredient in Latisse® that causes eyelashes to grow longer and darker was used in a product that was designed for glaucoma patients. Glaucoma patients used a product called Allergan in order to help with this health condition and they experienced longer, fuller lashes as a result. For many of them, this was not a negative side effect. After medical professionals discovered what was happening with patients, they began to manufacture Latisse®. In 2008, it was approved by the FDA to help individuals who have eyelashes that are light, thin and short.
Yes. Latisse® needs to be prescribed by a doctor. Latisse® contains powerful drugs and is regulated by medical professionals. When you come in for your consultation and are prescribed Latisse®, our specialists will tell you how to use the product properly. The product will be applied with a single use applicator and then spread along your upper lash line. The product is only applied once a day.
The vast majority of patients will see results about two months after they begin using Latisse®. It is important for them to follow a schedule where they apply the product once a day at about the same time every day. After two months, they will see fuller, darker and longer eyelashes. When the product was used during clinical studies, researchers and medical professionals found that patients’ eyelashes increased in thickness by over 100 percent and by about 20 percent in length.
Latisse® has changed most women’s daily makeup routine. They no longer spend time working to curl, lengthen and darken their eyelashes. Instead, they have naturally occurring longer, darker lashes that improve their appearance. To learn more about what Latisse® can do for your lashes, set up a consultation at Skin Boutique in Birmingham. We will be happy to address your questions and concerns as we determine if this product is right for you. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.
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