For patients who struggle with inadequate eyelash growth, Dr. Elisa Burgess is pleased to offer Latisse® Eyelash Enhancement treatments to increase lash length and fullness. Latisse can help women suffering from hypertrichosis (a condition that causes short or inadequate eyelashes) to finally get the full, beautiful lashes they want—all without false extensions or clumpy, fake-looking mascara tricks. Don’t forget to check out our specials page for Latisse® specials!
Am I an ideal candidate for Latisse®?
Patients dissatisfied with the appearance of their lashes, either due to insufficient length or fullness, can turn to Latisse® as a non-invasive treatment to promote eyelash growth. Latisse®, which is made by Allergan, is a solution containing bimatoprost ophthalmic and clinical trials have shown that most users experience a significant increase in eyelash prominence.
How is Latisse® applied?
Unlike most cosmetic procedures, Latisse® Portland can actually be applied by the patient at home. This treatment must be self-administered consistently and on a daily basis, likely before bedtime. Before treatment, the patient should clean their face and remove any makeup or contact lenses. Holding the applicator brush horizontally, the patient will place one drop of the Latisse® solution on the tip of the brush. Starting at the inner eyelid, the patient will then brush the solution across the base of the upper eyelid. Any excess solution should be blotted and the applicator then disposed of.
Photos courtesy of Allergan Inc.
What should I expect following application of Latisse®?
Most patients will start to see results within eight to twelve weeks after beginning Latisse® treatment, with full results evident after 16 weeks. In clinical trials, many patients’ lashes were longer, fuller, and some were darker than before beginning Latisse® treatment. However, if the patient discontinues treatment, the lashes will return to normal.
Some possible side effects from Latisse® Portland may include, itching or redness of the eyes, and less common side effects like eye irritation or dryness, as well as darkening or redness of the skin around the treated area.