Patients in Frisco, Texas and around the nation have achieved longer, fuller eyelashes with LATISSE?. This treatment is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for lash growth in the United States and has already helped many patients improve their eyelashes. The treatment is applied by the patient themselves in the comfort of their home by applying the solution to the base of the eyelid where the lash meets the skin using a special applicator.
Researchers believe the results obtained with LATISSE? are due to a higher percentage of lash development during the lash growth phase. Most patients who want to achieve thicker, fuller and/or darker upper eyelashes are considered candidates for this treatment. Patients with sensitive eyes have even been able to use this treatment successfully. Those interested in this product are encouraged to discuss any heart medication, antibiotics or other drugs they are taking with their doctor before beginning treatment. Moreover, patients with neurological or other diseases, as well as patients with allergies, are encouraged to speak with their doctor before beginning LATISSE?. Patients with skin infections or other conditions on the upper eyelids and women who are pregnant are not considered ideal candidates for this treatment.
The lash growth experienced with this product lasts for the duration of one lash growth period, which is typically one to two months. To apply the treatment, patients must first wash their face and remove makeup and any creams they are wearing. Patients must then apply a drop of the solution to the applicator, which is then applied to the base of the eyelid where the lash meets the skin. Excess solution is then blotted off with a tissue. The solution should not be applied to the eye, but if a small amount gets in the eye, it will not harm it. Patients may then apply the solution to the other eyelid, but should never reuse the same applicator.
Temporary itching and slight redness have been reported by some patients, although these side effects typically resolve once the body becomes acclimated to the product. Initial results typically appear after four to eight weeks of continued use, with optimal results appearing after about 16 weeks. Upon ending treatment, patients should expect their lashes to return to their pre-treatment appearance after about four to six weeks. To maintain results, many experts recommend continuing use of the treatment on a daily basis, while some patients apply the treatment every two to three days to maintain results.
The cost of one bottle of LATISSE? varies, but typically falls in the $110 to $150 range. Each bottle contains a 45 day supply of the product. This is a cosmetic product and is not covered by insurance companies. Those who would like further information about this treatment should seek consultation with a trained professional in the Frisco area.
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