At Diamond Medical Spa & Vein, we know women feel strongly about their eyelashes, especially if they aren’t what you would call full and long. Every woman would probably like to have longer, darker eyelashes. But mascara, eyeliner, and fake eyelashes can only go so far — no one wants to look as if they moonlight in a burlesque show!
But 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. We offer Latisse for our clients and they’ve had great success with it.
How does Latisse work?
There is a good deal of skepticism when a woman first hears about a new prescription that makes her eyelashes grow longer and thicker. What first comes to mind is a huckster in the West selling all-purpose elixir to cure all of your ills.
But Latisse is the real deal. It is clinically proven to actually grow longer, darker, thicker eyelashes. The discovery of Latisse was accidental, as many discoveries are. Scientists at Alergan were working on an eyedrop to relieve intraocular pressure in the eye. Subjects in the test found that their eyelashes grew during the study, so the company 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.
But Latisse doesn’t work overnight. You apply the product nightly on the upper lash, as if it were eyeliner. 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.
In tests, Latisse was shown to be 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. Yates for your new eyelashes!
Interested in having those long, dark eyelashes you’ve always wanted? Come in for an appointment with Dr. Yates to see if Latisse is right for you. Call us at 563-275-4701.