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Latisse® is a prescription medication that is designed to help eyelashes grow longer and thicker. Latisse®’s effect on the eyelashes was first discovered by doctors who used it as a treatment for glaucoma. Researchers have since discovered that dabbing the medication along your eyelash line on the upper eyelids encourages the growth of thicker, longer, and darker lashes.
Latisse® has become incredibly popular because of its dramatic effects and ease of use.
Latisse® can be applied at home by patients through the use of a simple applicator that is similar to a mascara brush. You will begin to see results after about 6 to 8 weeks. Full results are usually apparent after around sixteen weeks. You will need to maintain your results by applying Latisse® once every several weeks after the initial treatment period, or your eyelashes will slowly revert to their previous appearance.
Latisse® can only be obtained by prescription from a physician, who will evaluate you to assure that you are an appropriate candidate.
Potential Side Effects of Latisse®
Latisse® is usually well-tolerated by most patients, but there are a few potential side effects, including:
- A darkening of your eyelid skin (can usually be reversed)
- Increased brown pigmentation in the colored area of your eye (can be permanent)
- Hair growth in other areas of the skin that are accidentally touched by the medication
- Itchy eyes
- Redness in your eyes
The FDA has approved Latisse® for use in stimulating enhanced eyelash growth. This drug has proven especially useful for chemotherapy patients who have completely lost their eyelashes due to treatment.
If you are interested in Latisse® treatment, please contact us at (281) 606-4919 to schedule your initial consultation with experienced Houston cosmetic surgeon Dr. Malik Kutty. Luxe Plastic Surgery serves patients in the Houston, Sugar Land, and Katy areas of Texas.