Some people suffer from hypotrichosis, a condition where their eyelashes are thin and uneven. But using Latisse, a revolutionary treatment that is FDA-approved, lush eyelashes are possible.
Latisse is a prescription eye drop in use by glaucoma patients who noticed that it had a wonderful side effect – their eyelashes grew longer and thicker over time. The FDA approved use of the drug for eyelash restoration in 2008.
Latisse extends the growth phase of your eyelashes and increases the number of sprouting hairs. You apply it once daily to your upper lash using a sterile applicator, and when you blink the medication spreads to your lower lash. It is critical that you never apply it to your eyeball or lower lid. It’s also important that your remove all makeup and contact lenses before application.
Results are usually seen in as little as eight weeks, with full results coming at 16 weeks. To maintain results requires continued use of the medication.
NOTE: Not all people are good candidates for Latisse. Many factors ranging from antibiotic use, to certain diseases, to heart and neurological conditions and even some allergies can determine whether or not this treatment is best for you, which is why Dr. Umar will discuss your medical history with you in detail during consultation.