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Having thin eyelashes can be discouraging, embarrassing, and disappointing. With Latisse, however, you can finally have thick, dark, long lashes – and a boost of confidence. Dermatologists at Dermatology & Mohs Surgery Institute can answer all your questions. Here’s some more information to help.


What is Latisse?

Latisse is an FDA-approved medical treatment that helps grow eyelashes. Latisse is simply a version of medication originally developed as eyedrops for glaucoma. Rather than using it like an eye drop, Latisse is simply applied directly to the lashes. Dip the one-time use applicator in the liquid and then directly onto the lash line. Results will not be immediate, but good things take time and are worth the wait!

Latisse should be applied each night. Around week four of use, patients begin to see changes in the length of their eyelashes with fullness and darkness appearing around week eight. Latisse works gradually with full, noticeable eyelash growth after sixteen weeks of use. After week sixteen, it’s important to discuss continued use of Latisse with a dermatologist. When patients stop using Latisse, eyelashes gradually return to their previous appearance.

If you end up using Latisse, be sure to take before and after photos so that you can see the remarkable results.


Do’s and Don’ts

While eyelash growth liquid may sound strange, it is nothing to be scared of. Just make sure to follow these simple and common do’s and don’ts into your Latisse treatment.

For best results, incorporate Latisse into your daily and nightly routine. For example, if you shower every night, apply Latisse immediately afterward. Latisse is best used on a clean surface, making application after a shower the best time to apply. Keep Latisse handy so that you remember to apply it.

Having patience with Latisse is a must. Results will not be immediate, but using it consistently will help results appear. Missed a night of applying Latisse? No problem. Apply it the next day – and remember that more than one application a day will not speed up results. Consistency on a day-to-day basis is what matters most.

When applying Latisse, remove your contact lenses and do not reinsert them until 15 minutes after application. Only use the sterile applicator that comes with the Latisse product. Be sure not to apply the solution to the lower lid or inside of the eye. Excess solution should be blotted away with a tissue. To avoid contamination, be careful to not let the applicator touch any unintended surface.

Side Effects

Few side effects have been reported with the use of Latisse, but the most common include an itching sensation in the eyes and/or eye redness.

If you want thick, strong, dark, and healthy eyelashes, Latisse may be right for you. If you live in or around Bloomington, Illinois and are ready to have the eyelashes you’ve always wanted, complete this form to get in touch with a dermatologist at Dermatology & Mohs Surgery Institute. We’re here to help you achieve your eyelash goals.

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