There is no need to go into great detail as to why anyone would want thicker, fuller, darker eyelashes. It’s just a given that having full, dark lashes makes you look great, and nobody is against that idea. And as with anything related to beauty, women especially have been known to go to great lengths when it comes to finding the right cosmetic product to make their lashes look as full and long as possible. Latisse® has appeared on the horizon to take our lashes to the next level, and it has been approved by the FDA.
What is Latisse®?
Latisse® is the only medication approved for eyelash enhancement. It is a prescription medication with 0.03% bimatoprost, a prostaglandin analog. Prostaglandins can be found naturally in our bodies as part of the inflammatory process. Originally, bimatoprost was prescribed to patients with glaucoma, but physicians started noticing a surprising side effect: users of these drops experienced an abundant growth of their eyelashes. It turned out that this secondary effect had users experiencing an actual eyelash explosion.
Who is a Good Candidate?
Almost everyone is a candidate for this treatment, and an ideal candidate:
- Is in good physical health
- Is in good emotional health
- Has concerns about his or her appearance
- Has realistic expectations about the results
Tell our doctor if you are taking antibiotics, heart medications or other drugs. Let him know if you have severe allergies, have an infection in the area to be treated, or are nursing or pregnant, as these conditions may prevent you from using the product. Our medical professional will take a complete medical history during your initial consultation.
What Results Can I Expect?
Latisse®, available only by prescription, is easy to use and visible results can be achieved over time. After applying the solution as prescribed, you should expect to see gradual results as the lashes start growing.
Over the past twenty years, Dr. Joseph Banis in Louisville, KY has built a reputation for excellence and for providing the best attention and results to his patients. Just as in the case of Latisse®, he has thoroughly researched all products that promote skin health and contain ingredients that can only be provided in a physician-supervised setting. Contact us today to book an appointment and learn more.