The appeal of a product that can make dramatic changes to our eyelashes is clear. Longer eyelashes help us appear more alert, more attentive, and more alluring. The accidental discovery of eyelash-enhancing properties in a treatment for glaucoma has led to the development of Latisse.
Latisse is an FDA-approved treatment for hypotrichosis (inadequate eyelashes). It can help you develop luscious, beautiful eyelashes that help you look your very best. You can find out whether Latisse is the right medical skin care option to achieve your aesthetic goals by speaking with Dr. Ali Mosharrafa or Dr. Tamir Mosharrafa in person.
Please call602-513-8133 today to schedule a consultation at our Phoenix plastic surgery office.
What is Latisse?
The active ingredient in Latisse, bimatoprost, was originally developed as a drug to help regulate the internal eye pressure for patients with glaucoma. The ability of the drug to also increase the length, thickness, and darkness of the lashes was an unexpected side effect of the glaucoma treatment. Allergan, maker of Latisse, received FDA approval for the use of bimatoprost to treat hypotrichosis.
How does Latisse Work?
Researchers don’t fully understand the process by which Latisse can darken, thicken, and lengthen eyelashes. Natural eyelash growth is an ongoing process by which eyelashes sprout, grow for a period of time, fall out and get replaced by new lashes. Latisse works with the naturally renewing eyelash growth process, but using Latisse both extends the growth period and increases the rate that new lashes sprout.
Eyelash growth continues as long as Latisse is used, and once treatment stops, the lashes will return to their original appearance. Research showed:
- 106% increase in lash thickness
- 25% increase in lash length
- 18% increase in lash darkness
Treatment with Latisse
Using Latisse is a simple process that takes only seconds each night. Latisse comes with single-use applicators so you can hygienically and easily apply one drop of the solution along the base of the upper lashes. Excess solution is gently wiped away. Latisse is applied each night, and optimal results are apparent after 12-16 weeks of use.
For people with itchy, watery eyes due to hay fever or allergies, Latisse may be a less irritating option than heavy mascara or false eyelashes.
Please contact Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery using the form on this page or call 602-513-8133today to schedule a Latisse consultation. We serve patients in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Paradise Valley, Arizona.