Clinic Eleven Appearance and Skin Medicine Paraparaumu Answers Your Questions About Latisse Eyelash Treatment
Since our last article on growing your eyelashes we had a lot of questions so we decided to answer the most commonly asked questions our clients have:
Do my eyelashes change as I age?
Yes. Just like our skin and facial structure, eyelashes change over time. As we age lashes become thinner, shorter and lighter.
How do eyelashes grow?
Eyelashes grow in a continuous cycle. On average it is estimated we have 100 to 150 lashes per lid. At any one time 41% of your upper lashes are in the active growth phase. Usually this phase lasts 1 to 2 months.
What is LATISSE® lash science?
LATISSE® topical solution is the first scientifically proven treatment that allows you to grow your natural lashes, making them longer, fuller and darker* in just 16 weeks.
How does LATISSE® work?
LATISSE® is believed to stimulate hair growth and dormant hair follicles by increasing the number of lashes in the active growth phase. LATISSE® is also thought to extend the length of this phase. This means that the lashes grow for a longer period and so become longer and thicker.
How soon should I see results?
LATISSE® helps you grow your own natural lashes. However, eyelash growth is a gradual process, so while you may notice changes as early as 4 weeks, the full effect takes up to 16 weeks to achieve. So it’s important you continue to use LATISSE® as directed.
How do I apply LATISSE®?
LATISSE® solution is applied to the upper eyelid, once nightly. Sterile disposable applicators are provided to help you apply LATISSE® correctly.
Is LATISSE® the same as other eyelash enhancement products?
No. Mascara, eyelash conditioners and eyelash extensions may enhance lashes but LATISSE® is the only scientifically proven treatment that helps grow your natural lashes.
How do I maintain my results?
Eyelash growth is a continuous process. In order to maintain your results, you should continue using LATISSE® as directed.
What if I forget to apply LATISSE®?
If you miss a dose don’t try to ‘catch up’. Just apply LATISSE® the next evening and stay on schedule from then on.
What if I stop using LATISSE®?
If you stop using LATISSE® your eyelashes are expected to abate following longer term discontinuation.
Can I use LATISSE® more than once a day?
No. Additional applications of LATISSE® will not increase the growth of your eyelashes.
Can anyone use LATISSE®?
You should discuss this in detail with your doctor who can advise you on your personal situation taking into account your medical history. To make an appointment CLICK HERE
Can I wear mascara while using LATISSE®?
Yes. Mascara will not affect your treatment.
Can I use cotton swabs or other cosmetic brushes to apply LATISSE®?
No. LATISSE® should only be used with the sterile applicators provided. These are specially designed to help you apply LATISSE® correctly so you achieve optimum results.
Should I remove my contact lenses before using LATISSE®?
As a precaution, it’s recommended you remove your contact lenses as they may absorb an ingredient in LATISSE® solution. You can put them back in 15 minutes after application.
What should I do if LATISSE® gets in my eye?
It is not expected to cause harm. Do not rinse your eye.
Apply LATISSE® only as directed.
For more information and to start your LATISSE® treatment today make an appointment HERE
*compared to untreated lashes.
LATISSE® topical solution is not funded on the New Zealand Pharmaceutical Schedule. A pharmacy charge and normal doctor’s visit fees will apply. LATISSE® topical solution is a prescription medicine which contains bimatoprost 300 micrograms per mL. Ask your doctor about the benefits and risks of using LATISSE® topical solution and whether LATISSE® topical solution is right for you. Indications: to improve the length, thickness and darkness of natural eyelashes. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any of the ingredients or any other substances, if you have liver or kidney problems, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, if you are under 18 years, if you are being treated for increased pressure in the eye, if you have any eye conditions, taking any other medicines, or if you wear contact lenses. Side effects: red congested eyes, itching or irritation of eye/s, darkening of the skin around the eye, or the coloured part of the eye, allergic effects on the eye and surrounding eyelid, changes to eyelashes (including temporary or permanent loss of eyelashes and/or breakage of eyelashes), rash to eyelids and surrounding areas. Medicines have benefits and some may have risks. Always read the label and use strictly as directed. If symptoms continue or you have side effects see your healthcare professional