Latisse, chemically known as bimatoprost, is a drug that has been clinically shown to lengthen the hairs of eyelashes. Originally manufactured as a drug for glaucoma patients, notice was soon taken that there existed an interesting side effect ― namely, that bimatoprost managed to incite a noticeably growth in eyelashes. Without fail, this compound went under increased scientific research and eventually found itself with an alternative use in the cosmetic industry. In 2008, the FDA approved Latisse for cosmetic use.
Horizon Laser Vision in Phoenix, AZ is now offering Latisse to help patients accentuate the looks of their eyes, as well as protect them from the everyday onslaught of dirt and debris. Some patients have unusually short or decreased eyelash count, a condition known as hypotrichosis ― Latisse provides a viable fix. Unlike the drug for glaucoma, Latisse is not an eyedrop treatment. Latisse is a liquid solution applied gently to the necessary areas using a small applicator. Once it is applied, any excess solution around the eye should be gently dabbed by an absorbent cloth to prevent hair growth in unwanted areas. Lattise acts by entering the hair follicles and stimulating growth by binding to specific receptors. Darker and thicker eyelashes are also a possible result of the Latisse treatment. Side effects of Latisse may include, but are not limited to, permanent darkening of the eyelashes and/or iris, blurred vision, eye discomfort, and the prospect of ingrown hairs. If you have any specific questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact our offices. Our licensed practitioners are here to help ensure your safety and comfort.
Latisse is purported to have noticeable effects in just a couple of weeks, culminating at week sixteen. Continual treatment is necessary in order to maintain growth, while cessation of using Latisse will return eyelashes to their original appearance. Latisse should be applied daily, and should only be used only along the upper eyelid. Keep the Latisse solution safe and do not touch it against your skin or any other surface, as bacterial infection is possible. Consistency with the Latisse treatment is extremely important for it to realize its full effects.
Horizon Laser Vision has offices in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Goodyear, and Peoria, and is dedicated to the health and beauty of your eyes. Consult with our doctors if you can have previous or developing eye conditions before considering Latisse. Call us to schedule a consultation to see if Latisse is right for you.