If you have noticed your lashes thinning with age, or if you have naturally sparse eyelashes, LATISSE may be a great treatment option for you. We’re happy to offer it as an FDA-approved treatment at Bay Dermatology in Tampa. Continue reading to learn if it’s right for you.
What is LATISSE?
LATISSE is bimatoprost ophthalmic solution designed to help lashes grow in length and fullness, as well as become darker and more pronounced. It’s made for people with hypotrichosis, the condition of having inadequate or too few lashes. It is also the first ever prescription treatment for lash growth.
LATISSE was made by Allergan. When this company released an eye drop treatment for elevated intraocular pressure, patients began growing thicker, darker lashes as a side effect. After intense research into bimatoprost, the main ingredient in the drops, Allergan discovered that it could be used to grow lashes, and it became FDA-approved in 2008.
How Does It Work?
It works by lengthening the growth phase of eyelashes, as well as the number of eyelashes that grow at once. This means that eyelashes grow longer before falling out.
LATISSE is applied once per day, at night. You’ll apply the solution using sterile applicators that are included with your prescription (applicators should be disposed of after each use). Wash your face and remove contact lenses prior to applying LATISSE. Apply the solution to the upper lash line; when you blink, it will spread onto the lower lash line.
Since it can spur hair growth in other areas of the body beyond the lashes, it’s important to apply the solution precisely. This prevents unwanted hair growth.
Results from LATISSE are apparent after approximately two months of once-per-night application. If you stop using it, your lashes will go back to normal.
What Are The Benefits?
LATISSE can provide the following benefits:
- Increase eyelash length
- Increase the thickness and fullness of eyelashes
- Darken eyelashes to make them more prominent
- It is easy to apply
- It is the only eyelash growth solution available by prescription and approved by the FDA
LATISSE can help improve the appearance of your lashes by helping them grow thicker, longer, and darker. At Bay Dermatology in Tampa, we offer LATISSE as an available cosmetic treatment option to our clients. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and learn if LATISSE is right for you.