eyelashes? Sometimes mascara just isn’t enough to make your lashes as long and
full as you’ve always wanted them to be. We’ve recently been giving attention
to lash-lengthening options, and now’s a great time to try a cosmetic enhancing
treatment like Latisse® at Albuquerque’s
Western Dermatology Consultants. But what exactly is this product and how does
it produce such miraculous results?
Lush eyelashes have long symbolized beauty and femininity
for women, especially because they frame and accentuate the eyes. But many
people are insecure about having short or sparse natural eyelashes. This
insufficient length may because of aging or damage to the follicles.
Latisse® is an FDA-approved, topical product that
is meant for volumizing, lengthening, and darkening eyelashes. While it is
still not fully understood how it works, it is believed to increase the length
of the growth phase of hair cells, as well as grow more of them. Patients using
Latisse® find it to be a simple process: You use a sterile applicator to apply Latisse®
onto the upper lash line each night and watch as the lashes become visibly more
dramatic as time passes. This effect lasts as long as you use Latisse®.
If you stop, your lashes will gradually return to their previous look.
People who have applied Latisse® can continue
to use mascara as they normally would. Bimatoprost, the active ingredient in
the product, was originally used in another form as eye drops to treat
glaucoma—before it was discovered that it had the unintended benefit of making
Latisse® does have a few possible mild side
effects, including dry eyes, darkened eyelids, and red eyes. Eye doctors and
dermatologists are typically more knowledgeable about this prescription medication
than most general practitioners would be. It’s important to only use this
product under the direction of a knowledgeable and experienced medical
Learn more about
Latisse® and other
cosmetic treatments available in Albuquerque from Western
Our team is available to answer any questions you may have. Connect with us
today by phoning (505) 855-5503 or writing to us directly.