Millions of Americans report that they are dissatisfied with their lashes. If your eyelashes are short or thin, you may find yourself frustrated with their appearance despite the cosmetic products that exist which claim to address this problem. This is frustrating- we get it.
Latisse is the only clinically-proven product designed to enhance your eyelashes. Its active ingredient, bimatoprost, is not a coverup. Unlike cosmetic or other topical products, it works by solving the problem at its core by improving the eyelashes themselves.
Unlike cosmetic products, which attempt to mask the problem by covering it up, Latisse works by influencing the eyelash growth cycle. Lashes physically grow longer and thicker, meaning their appearance remains enhanced for the entirety of their lifecycle.
Applied via an easy to use disposable applicator brush, Latisse is an effective solution that works for millions for Americans.
Our practice in southern Chesapeake, just off of Cedar Rd and Country Club Blvd, is convenient to access. Our optometrists and experienced eye care staff have considerable experience with Latisse and will help you make an informed decision about whether or not Latisse is right for you.
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Where other solutions attempt to improve eyelash appearance through strictly cosmetic means, Latisse works to improve the eyelashes directly.
The active ingredient in Latisse, bimatoprost, influences the growth cycle of the eyelash. Specifically, it lengthens how long eyelashes remain in the crucial phases of their growth cycle. By forcing eyelashes to spend more time actually growing, the lashes physically grow larger. This effect cannot be replicated or effectively emulated with cosmetics- it is a true solution.
Due to the way Latisse works it can take up to 16 weeks for its full effects to be realized. This is because existing eyelashes that grew prior to using Latisse cannot grow any further. However, as old eyelashes fall out they are replaced by eyelashes that have undergone the lengthened growth cycle caused by Latisse.
No, Latisse requires a prescription from a qualified doctor/optometrist. Latisse, while undeniably safe to use, can interact with certain medications and is not suitable for people that have certain eye conditions.
During our consultation we will assess your eyes in order to ensure they are candidates. Though the vast majority of Americans have eyes that are perfectly suited for Latisse, it is important to verify that your eyes are healthy and unlikely to present side effects.
Using Latisse – Latisse is applied once every day using a provided dispoable applicator brush. If you have experience using eye liner, you will likely find it fairly easy to acclimate to. Latisse is applied to your upper eyelid at the base (where the eyelash root grows).
Tips when applying – Once you get the hang of applying Latisse, the process is quite simple and only takes a few minutes each day.
If you wear contact lenses, they should be removed during application and not worn again until at least 10 minutes after Latisse has been applied. This will ensure that your eyes do not accidentally get irritated.
We will walk you through the best ways to apply Latisse so that the process is not only comfortable, but also quick and efficient.
Potential side effects – Like all medications, some people may experience side effects when using Latisse. These side effects, while rare, can occur. During the our consultation we will walk you through these potential side effects in more detail.
Potential side effects include: