It is unknown exactly how Latisse works. However, research suggests that its active ingredient Bimatoprost prolongs the hair growth cycle, thereby allowing eyelashes to continue to grow as long as Latisse is used. On average, the results become evident within just a few weeks and continue to improve for up to 16 weeks. In order to maintain the results, Latisse needs to be topically applied on a regular basis.
During treatment, Latisse is applied just above the upper eyelashes with a disposable, sterile applicator. The best time to apply Latisse is at night, just before going to bed. To prevent the possibility of eye irritation and/or infection, patients are strongly advised to discard each applicator after each use. Likewise, the applicator should not be touched with fingers or laid on any surfaces, which can contaminate the applicator and spread bacteria into the eye.
Latisse may cause the following side effects in some patients: eye itching, eye redness, skin darkening along the eyelid, eye irritation, dry eye and eye redness. If you experience any of these side effects, please discontinue use and call our office for further instructions.
Latisse offers patients who are experiencing thinning eyelashes due to age or another hair-thinning factor, the chance to have beautiful, long, dark eyelashes that are completely natural. Among many benefits, Latisse is associated with the following advantages:
- Natural long, dark and thick eyelashes
- Applied topically at home
- Quick results
- Applied once a day
- Sterile, disposable applicators
Dr. Tirgari will take a look at your eyelashes and talk to you about your health history. It is very important that you mention any eye conditions you may have as well as medications and substances you may be allergic to.
In order to undergo safe and effective treatment, it is very important to determine whether you are a good candidate for Latisse. Dr. Tirgari will help you make an educated decision and monitor your progress during the treatment process. If you should experience any complications and/or have questions while using Latisse, it is very important that you call us right away.
Learn more about Latisse by completing the form on this page or calling 619-494-3944 today to schedule a consultation. Avalon Laser welcomes patients from Del Mar and other nearby communities to our two convenient offices in San Diego and Carlsbad.