If you are tired of applying cumbersome false lashes to add volume and length to your own eyelashes, Latisse®, an eyelash treatment available in Chapel Hill at the UNC Aesthetic & Laser Center may be ideal for you.
Latisse® is an eyelash solution produced by Allergan containing bimatoprost ophthalmic solution 0.03 percent that can treat inadequate lashes. Latisse® solution is a topical medication that can easily be applied at home.
Individuals who suffer from hypotrichosis, short or inadequate lashes or are dissatisfied with the length or fullness of their lashes may be ideal patients for Latisse® treatment. The solution is shown to increase the number and length of your own lashes by prolonging the eyelash growth phase. In clinical trials, 78 percent of patients experienced significant increases in the prominence of their lashes. These individuals experienced lashes that were 25 percent longer, 106 percent fuller and 18 percent darker than before treatment.
When you apply Latisse® at home, you will first clean your face, removing any makeup or products you have applied and removing your contacts as well. Holding the Latisse® applicator horizontally, you will place one drop of Latisse® on its tip. Starting with the inner part of your eyelid, you will then brush the Latisse® solution across its base. Any excess should be carefully blotted and the applicator disposed of. This procedure will be repeated daily.
After you have begun Latisse® treatment, you will see results in 8-12 weeks, with full results becoming apparent after 16 weeks. Your lashes will grow in longer, darker and fuller. However, if you stop the Latisse® treatment, your lashes will gradually return to normal.
Some possible side effects from the Latisse® treatment may include an itching sensation or redness of the eyes. Less common side effects may include skin darkening, eye irritation, dryness of the eyes and redness of the eyelids.
If you struggle with inadequate lashes and are tired of other cosmetic solutions, we encourage you to contact the plastic surgeons at the UNC Aesthetic & Laser Center to learn more about Latisse® treatments in Chapel Hill.