The eyes are said to be the windows of the soul, and having
long, beautiful eyelashes as a frame for them can make them look more
expressive, attractive, and youthful. When it comes to getting such luscious lashes,
there are many different options available, from lash-enhancement tattoos to
volumizing mascaras, lash lifts, eyelash extensions, and growth-simulating
serums like Latisse®
topical formula. For Albuquerque-area
patients hoping to upgrade their natural lash length, our Western Dermatology
Consultants team discusses both Latisse® and standard eyelash
The prescription medication
is ideal for making your lashes longer, fuller, and darker. Latisse®
has been FDA-approved since 2008 for application on the upper eyelids. If used
daily, as recommended, it gradually improves several aspects of lash growth.
The active ingredient works to both increase the number of hairs and extend
their growth phase to address sparse, stubby lashes or make already full lashes
even fuller. This effect will last as long as the cosmetic is routinely
applied. If you stop applying Latisse®, your lashes will gradually
return to the way they looked prior to starting the treatment.
Eyelash extensions are
physical products made up of silk or similar material, applied on top of your
natural lashes to create a more dramatic, intense appearance. They look more
natural than mascara and can be customized for unique eye shapes. The effect
can last as long as the natural lifespan of eyelashes themselves: about six to
Extensions can also be used
in conjunction with Latisse® for patients who want an especially
noticeable “wow” factor for their lashes, or who want to get a fuller look
right away while waiting for the effects of Latisse® to truly kick
in. Anyone interested in this dual approach should know that they must wait for
48 hours after getting extensions before applying the topical medication.
Want to achieve the long, luscious eyelashes you’ve always yearned for with Latisse®? Or try eyelash extensions for yourself? Book a tele-consult with us today by calling (505) 855-9267 or fill out a contact form to get in touch with our team at The Spa @ Western Dermatology Consultants in Albuquerque.