Are your thin or sparse eyelashes keeping your eyes from getting all of the attention that they deserve? At Medical Aesthetics of New England, we offer Latisse®. Latisse® can help eyelashes become longer, thicker and darker with the help of a simple, easy-to-apply prescription medication that you use in the convenience of your home.
How is it used?
Most patients use Latisse® once a day and incorporate it as part of their nightly routine. Before applying the medication, the face and hands should be thoroughly washed. Before using Latisse®, it is recommended that users remove all makeup and take out contact lenses. This will ensure safe application and treatment.
Latisse® comes in liquid form, and the patient places a single drop on a special, sterile applicator that comes with the medication. The patient then draws the applicator across the skin immediately above the upper eyelashes. They should also be sure to blot any excess liquid and take careful steps to avoid getting the solution in their eye or on the lower eyelids, as this can cause unwanted hair growth.
The applicator used to administer the dosage is a single-use device and must be thrown away after use. The patient will use a single applicator and a single dose for each eye. Reusing applicators, even just once, increases the risk of an eye infection. It can take up to two months for the results of the Latisse® treatment to develop fully.
Although some results can be seen in about eight weeks, patients should continue using the solution for the full 16 weeks. If the patient stops using Latisse®, their eyelashes will eventually revert to their original length and volume.
Are there any side effects?
The most common side effects seen with Latisse® are red, dry, or itchy eyes or reddened eyelids. If the patient frequently places Latisse® outside of the treatment area, it may result in unwanted hair growth.
Latisse® can also potentially make the skin around the eyelashes become darker. Allergic reactions to Latisse® are rare and include rash, itching or swelling. This treatment is typically well-tolerated with most patients, and your medical history will be discussed prior to treatment to determine if you are a good candidate.
Schedule Your Consultation
Latisse® is only available by prescription and our medical team can help determine if it is right for you. Contact Medical Aesthetics of New England today to schedule a consultation and see if Latisse® can help make your eyelashes thicker, fuller and more voluminous.