Say Goodbye to Clumpy Mascara Forever and Hello to Long, Full Lashes
Posted March 26, 2018 in Latisse
Are you tired of having to apply layers and layers of mascara in the attempt to get the look you want, only to have your mascara clumping in your eyelashes and still not providing the length and fullness you desire? Are you self-conscious about your non-existent eyelashes and wish there was something you could do? Full, lush eyelashes are seen as a sign of attractiveness, and many women use mascara as a way to plump up their existing lashes.
What if there was an effective solution to help you grow naturally thick eyelashes and let you ditch the clumpy mascara forever? Thompson Center for Plastic Surgery offers LATISSE®, the first prescription treatment available to treat hypotrichosis, or inadequate eyelashes. It’s an FDA-approved treatment that works to grow eyelashes for those who have sparse or inadequate eyelashes.
How Does It Work?
LATISSE® is applied every night at the base of the upper eyelid (not the lower). It needs to be applied when the area is clean and dry, so make sure to remove all makeup and cleanse your eyes before applying LATISSE®. Contact lenses should also be removed prior to application. A sterile applicator is used to apply LATISSE® to the eyelid base. It does require continual treatment; if you were to stop at any point, your lashes would gradually revert back to their original appearance. LATISSE® works best with consistent use once a day. Additional applications will not increase lash growth, nor will they speed up the process.
What to Expect
When using LATISSE®, patience and consistency is the key. Results happen gradually; you will begin to notice a difference after a couple of weeks, with full results at 16 weeks, so it’s important to continue using it nightly. LATISSE® works to increase the fullness of your lashes while also darkening and lengthening them.
How to Maximize Your Results With LATISSE®
You can maximize your results by ensuring you are consistent in the application of LATISSE®. If you keep the bottle close to your other nightly products and build it into your nightly routine, you will see the results you expect. It’s important to follow the instructions for application; deviation from the instructions can cause LATISSE® to not work properly. Additionally, be cautious to maintain the sterility of the gel; ensure that you are applying LATISSE® to each eye with a new, sterile applicator, and avoid touching the bottle or the applicator with your hands. By taking care when using LATISSE®, you are ensuring yourself the best possible results.
While side effects are rare, the most common include itching and redness. Other less common side effects include dry eyes and irritation. If you are concerned about your eyes during your use of LATISSE®, contact our office immediately.
If you are interested in LATISSE® and how it can benefit you, contact our office for a consultation with Dr. Thompson. We can be reached by phone at (732) 410-4789.