The eyes are often one of the first features that people notice so why not make them look their very best? Latisse® is an FDA approved prescription product that darkens, thickens and lengthens eye lashes. It can be a great option for those at least 18 years of age, in good health, with poor eye lashes and the desire for long, luscious lashes!
The history of Latisse®
An ingredient in prescription eye drops for people with glaucoma was discovered as an agent that grows eyelashes naturally. The makers of the Lumigan eye drops (Allergan) decided to separate this component responsible for eyelash growth (Bimatoprost) and manufacture it for cosmetic use for people with Hypertrichosis – short, thinning lashes. It is believed that Latisse® affects the growth phase of the hair by increasing length and number of hairs. By 16 weeks participants in a research study revealed that eyelash length improved by 25 percent, thickness and fullness improved by 106 percent, and lashes were 18 percent darker.
How do I apply Latisse®?
Latisse® is very easy to use. Simply follow the steps below:
- Wash your face, remove any makeup and contacts
- Remove the applicator bottle and brush from box. Place a drop of the Latisse solution to the tip of the brush
- Apply the wet brush to the area just above your eyelashes
- Blot any excess solution
- Dispose of the brush applicator (use a new brush for each eye)
- Repeat this process for the other eye
Is Latisse® Eyelash growth permanent?
No, Latisse® must be used daily to maintain results. If usage is stopped, eyelashes will return back to their average length.
How long does it take to start noticing results after using Latisse® for eyelashes?
Latisse eyelash results are gradual. Some patients notice a result within one month, but most patients see the full effect within 3-4 months.
Do I have to have a consultation with Dr. Leong before I can buy Latisse®?
Yes, Latisse® is a prescription product, so therefore must be authorized by a Physician. During your consultation at our Pittsburgh, Sewickley, Greensburg or Wexford office, we will discuss directions on applying Latisse® and review possible side effects and risks. For your convenience, once you have reviewed and signed a consent form and started using Latisse® for eyelash growth, you can order Latisse® over the phone and have it shipped directly to your home. (Please note that we would need a credit card for this transaction and shipping charges will apply).
Brilliant Distinctions Rewards
You are eligible for points and savings every time you purchase Latisse® with Brilliant Distinctions. Each time you purchase a box of Latisse®, you will receive points. A coupon can be created from these points and used towards your next purchase.