Latisse is the new product that improves the length and thickness of your lashes.
The active ingredient is actually a glaucoma drug. The lash benefits were noticed when those using the eye drops for their glaucoma started growing thicker, longer eyelashes.
Our hair, be it on your head, arm or eyelashes, are either in a grwoth phase, a dying phase, or a dormant phase. The Latisse works by lengthening the time the individual eyelash is in its growth phase and it increases the total number of lashes that are in the growth phase.
The product takes effect in about 12 weeks and must be used nightly. After the lashes have changed it is possible to cut back on the applications to 3 or 4 nights per week.
There are specific instructions for use and if you have any existing eye probems you will want to get clearance from your eye doctor before using this product.
Lee Corbett, MD
All posts on this blog are authored by Louisville cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Lee Corbett. Dr. Corbett specializes in cosmetic plastic surgery including facelifts, browlifts, blepharoplasy, Botox, Juvederm, Restylane, breast augmentation, breast lifts, breast reductions, body lifts, liposuction, and tummy tucks.