Women have different things they feel are important about their looks. Still, you’d be hard-pressed not to find anyone who didn’t want longer, thicker eyelashes. But you can only put on so much mascara. And fake eyelashes? Not really a South Carolina look.
What if you could grow your own eyelashes to be longer, thicker, and darker?
At AesthetiSpa, we can help you do just that with Latisse. Latisse is the first and only FDA-approved prescription treatment for growing longer, fuller, darker eyelashes. We offer Latisse for our clients and they’ve had great success with it.
How does Latisse work?
When patients first hear about Latisse, they assume it’s the stuff of late-night infomercials. At first they equate it with cellulite-removing creams and fat burning supplements.
But Latisse doesn’t deserve that. This is the real deal. Latisse is clinically proven to actually grow longer, darker, thicker eyelashes. Those results had to be verifiable to receive FDA approval.
The discovery of Latisse was accidental. Scientists at Alergan were working on an eyedrop to relieve intraocular pressure in the eye as a treatment for glaucoma. Subjects in the clinical tests of the eyedrop found an interesting side effect — their eyelashes grew longer and thickened during the trial. Allergan then 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.
But 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