Thin eyelashes don’t just leave your eyes looking bald & bare. They also leave your eyes unprotected from debris, infection, or invaders. Although eyelash balding is related to changing hormones, there are treatments for lengthening & thickening eyelashes. Latisse eyelid drops are an FDA-approved
treatment that is used to help improve inadequate eyelashes.
Details on Latisse Drops
Latisse is the brand name of daily eye drops that are applied to the lash line. Applying latisse with sterile applicators places the hormone-like liquid at the base of your upper lashes, which stimulates hair growth.
Over time, you will notice your eyelash growth. You’ll experience thicker and longer lashes. Normal eyelashes grow for a certain length of time and then shed. Latisse increases the duration of the growing phase and the amount of hairs growing.
Prescriptions for Lengthening Lashes
Most people think of dermatologists when interested in a Latisse prescription. It is important to consult an optometrist before beginning the 1st phase of your 6- to 8-week Latisse treatment program.
Latisse’s active ingredient, bimatoprost, will lower intraocular pressure as it regulates the dilation & constriction of blood vessels in the eyelids. If a patient has pre-existing eye conditions like uveitis and
conjunctivitis, they wouldn’t be a good candidate for an eyelash lengthening prescription.
Additionally, if we find that a patient is high-risk for macular edema, has severe allergies, or suffers from chronic skin infections of the upper eyelids, we don’t recommend the Latisse prescription.
Latisse Treatment Isn’t For Everyone
A percentage of patients experienced side effects, such as increased pigmentation on their eyelids, so make sure to schedule a consultation with us to determine if it is a good fit for you.
Why Lengthening Your Lashes is Important
Eyelashes aren’t only a core symbol of our beauty. They help protect your eyes from small particles. Tiny debris particles like sand, dirt, or dust can obstruct your vision, develop into infections, or cause eye injury.