Latisse

Grow Your Eyelashes with Latisse

There are three stages of hair growth (active, transition and dormant) all over the human body except for the palms, soles, and oral cavity. The active phase is where follicles are rapidly splitting and create new cells which will continue for three months up to six years. The next step is the transition period wherein the hair is coming out from the follicle and disconnecting the strand to the blood supply. Then after two weeks, the hair will enter the dormant phase wherein the hair becomes stagnant for few months before the cycle begins again.

Experts said that fifty to one hundred strands of hair pulled out naturally per day is considered normal for the head hair, but not in the eyelashes. The eyelashes follow four stages which included the active, transition, dormant and shedding phase. The active phase in eyelashes is shorter compared to other body parts, and after the eyelashes complete the third stage, it will take up to three months before the cycle begins. Shorter active stage means shorter hair unlike the head hair, and during the shedding stage, it will be replaced for approximately four weeks.

Longer eyelashes are considered beautiful in the society. But did you know that longer eyelashes provide a lot of benefits? The primary responsibility of the eyelashes is to protect the eye from any dirt contact brought about by air or other factors. Aside from blinking reflex of the eye, the eyelashes are helpful in trapping tiny particles that can penetrate the eyes.

Aside from blinking reflex of the eye, the eyelashes are helpful in trapping tiny particles that can penetrate the eyes.
Latisse is a medicine that provides eyelash growth, and it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration since 2008. Most eye doctors encourage their patients who suffer from thin eyelashes strand or individuals who have hypotrichosis (less hair growth than the average) of the eyelash because it can harm the eyes in the long run. There is no particular explanation on why this medicine makes the lashes thicker and initiates growth, but the surprising effect of the drug was proven with patients who have Intraocular Pressure (IOP) medication for Glaucoma.

On the other hand, eye doctors remind all the individuals who are interested in using this product since the eyes are very delicate. It is necessary to talk to your eye doctor when you consider buying this product since not all doctors are aware of this medicine. Consulting an expert eye doctor is vital for assessment, and prevent any potential allergic reaction to the product. Here are some of the steps that you need to follow when using a Latisse.

  • Before the application of the solution, remove your makeup and cleanse your face
  • Remove the contact lenses
  • Using the sterile applicator, delicately dab it on your upper eyelid
  • Do not apply for the medicine on the lower eyelid
  • After the application on the upper eyelid, blink to spread the solution on the lower eyelid
  • Discard the used applicator (No re-using of applicator)

Based on the studies, the desired expectations will be achieved in sixteen weeks. The eyelashes length, thickness, darkness, and fullness are guaranteed increase for all patients. The product is approved by FDA which means there are no harmful side effects.