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How Can You Boost the Results from Latisse®?

Are you curious about how to make Latisse® work better? Our Albuquerque-based team at the Spa @ Western Dermatology Consultants recommends this product as a solution for sparse eyelashes—and knows that every patient wants to maximize their results as much as possible.

Eyelash loss may occur due to a variety of causes, including medical conditions, environmental factors, and incorrect eye makeup application. Normal aging can also cause lashes to become thinner or fall out.

Latisse® is highly effective for increasing the length, thickness, and darkness of eyelashes. Although this treatment is fairly straightforward, there are some tips you’ll need to know to optimize results:

• Ensure that your face is completely clean. You’ll need to carefully remove eye makeup and dry your face thoroughly after cleansing because it’s always best to apply the growth serum to a clean surface

• Remove contact lenses before applying Latisse®

• Add a few drops to the brush and apply it to the base of your upper lash line 

• Apply the serum only to the upper lash 

• Avoid getting too much of it on the eyelid skin or allowing it to drip into the eyes. If any of it is dripping, you’re adding too much to the brush

• Don’t apply it more than once a day, since adding more of it will not make your lashes grow any faster—not to mention using too much could cause irritation and waste product. Give the Latisse® time to work

• Keep the bottle and applicator clean to avoid bacteria that can cause infections 

• Use Latisse® regularly and be disciplined to get the most from this eyelash growth serum. It’s best to use it every night before bed rather than just once in a while

• If you find it stays in place better and doesn’t get onto your pillow as much, you might prefer to apply it in the morning instead 

• Don’t try to play catch up if you miss a day—only one drop per day is needed 

• Be patient, because it will take some time for the Latisse® to work

Call our Albuquerque, NM-based team at The Spa @ Western Dermatology Consultants today at (505) 855-5503 or fill out a contact form to get in touch with our team if you’d like to learn more about this treatment and other options for enhancing the eye area.

Latisse® or Eyelash Extensions: Which Should I Choose?

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 extensions.

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 eight weeks.

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.