You’d be hard pressed to find a woman who wouldn’t like to have longer, thicker eyelashes. But if you try and cake on the mascara or opt for scary fake eyelashes, things can get kind of cheesy looking.
It would be cool if you could simply get your eyelashes to stay in the growth phase longer, allowing you to grow your own longer, thicker lashes.
That’s what Latisse does. Latisse is the first and only FDA-approved prescription treatment for growing longer, fuller, darker eyelashes. We offer Latisse in Spa Vitoria at Saltz Plastic Surgery.
How does Latisse work?
It’s easy for people to think some magic potion that suddenly grows longer eyelashes is the stuff of late-night TV infomercials or some pyramid marketing natural health thing down in Utah County. But Latisse is for real, and its FDA approval is a testament to the fact that it works.
Latisse actually grows longer, darker, thicker eyelashes. Discovery of Latisse was accidental, as many discoveries are. Scientists at Alergan were working on an eyedrop to relieve intraocular pressure in the eye. (You may have heard that company name, Allergan. It is famous for another of its products, Botox.) Allergan scientists were working on a glaucoma eyedrop. Participants in the testing of a potential eyedrop found that their eyelashes grew during the study, so the company began testing the active ingredient, bimatoprost, specifically for growing eyelashes. It proved effective and the FDA approved it in December 2008. It is believed that the bimatoprost increases the anagen phase (that’s the growth phase) of the eyelashes. By extending the growth phase of these hairs, it not only lengthens the hairs, but it also allows them to become thicker.
Latisse doesn’t work overnight. You apply the product nightly on the upper lash, as if it were eyeliner. The bimatoprost in Latisse stimulates the lashes to grow. The treatment works gradually and your eyelashes will experience real growth over time, generally 12 to 16 weeks. But you must stay with it — once you start the treatment, the topical solution must be applied continuously each night until you achieve the desired results.
In tests, Latisse was shown to be effective in 78% of the participants at the end of the 16-week test period. Specifically, patients using Latisse experienced a:
- 25% increase in lash length
- 106% increase in lash thickness/fullness
- 18% increase in lash darkness
Get a prescription from Saltz Plastic Surgery/Spa Vitoria and start growing your eyelashes
Interested in having those long, dark eyelashes you’ve always wanted? Come see us at Saltz Plastic Surgery. Call to make an appointment in our Salt Lake City office, (801) 274-9500, or our Park City office, (435) 655-6612.