Who Said You Can’t Have Awesome Eyelashes?
- Posted on: Sep 15 2019
What if you could actually grow longer, thicker lashes on command? Now you can with Latisse. Latisse is the first and only FDA-approved prescription treatment for growing longer, fuller, darker eyelashes. Dr. Amirlak offers Latisse for his patients.
How does Latisse work?
Latisse isn’t the stuff of some dumb late-night infomercial. Latisse actually grows a person’s own eyelashes. As with many discoveries, Latisse was an accidental invention. Allergan was working on an eyedrop to relieve intraocular pressure in the eye for treatment of glaucoma. Subjects in the test found that their eyelashes grew during the study, so Allergan began testing the active ingredient, bimatoprost, specifically for growing eyelashes. It proved effective and the FDA approved it in December 2008. It is believed that the bimatoprost increases the anagen phase (that’s the growth phase) of the eyelashes.
Here’s how this works for you. Dr. Amirlak prescribes Latisse for you and provides the solution and applicators (Latisse is only available through physicians). You apply Latisse nightly on the upper lash, just like eyeliner. One drop is placed on a single-use disposable applicator. The bimatoprost in Latisse stimulates the lashes to grow. The treatment works gradually and your eyelashes will experience real growth over time, generally 12 to 16 weeks. But you must stay with it — once you start the treatment, the topical solution must be applied continuously each night until you achieve the desired results.
When Latisse was tested it was shown effective in 78% of the participants at the end of the 16-week test period. Specifically, patients using Latisse experienced a:
- 25% increase in lash length
- 106% increase in lash thickness/fullness
- 18% increase in lash darkness
Get a prescription from Dr. Amirlak for your new eyelashes!
Interested in having those long, dark eyelashes you’ve always wanted? Come see Dr. Amirlak at his Dallas practice. Call us at (214) 974-4948.
Posted in: LATISSE® Treatment for Eyelashes