Thin, short, or lost lashes can be problematic for patients. Many women with this condition, known as hypotrichosis, feel self-conscious about their appearance due to thinning eyelashes. Other women may struggle with thin eyelashes, and find that glues used for false eyelashes and some of the ingredients found in mascara and eyeliner can irritate the eyes or cause allergic reactions. With the use of a product known as Latisse, these women might be able to facilitate fuller, longer, and darker lashes with a prescription-based product. Dr. Jeffrey Hartog and his team are dedicated to providing Latisse and other cosmetic solutions for patients in and around the community of Winter Park, Florida.
Understanding Latisse and how it works
Latisse is the first—and only!—prescription treatment approved by the Food and Drug Administration for patients with inadequate eyelashes or “hypotrichosis.” It works by increasing the growth phase of the eyelash hair growth cycle to achieve thicker, longer lashes. The medication is a serum-like product that is applied to the upper eyelashes only before bed. Over time, patients will notice a dramatic improvement in their eyelashes with full results achieved after approximately three to four months.
How long does Latisse last?
Once patients achieve the desired results, they need to continue using Latisse every day. Without Latisse treatments, women will notice their eyelashes returning to their previous appearance. The product is only available through prescription, so patients will need to make regular appointments at The Bougainvillea Clinique for follow-up visits and to obtain new prescription refills as needed. To maintain the results, continued use is highly recommended.
What are the side effects and complications of Latisse?
As with many prescription products, there is a small risk of side effects and complications with Latisse treatments. Below are just a few of the issues that may develop and that need to be monitored by a medical professional:
- Dry eyes
- Conjunctiva (redness)
- Itching eyes
- Darkened eyelids
- Darkened iris
Are you struggling with hypotrichosis?
Whether you have a medical condition that causes thinning or lost lashes, or just want to improve the appearance of your eyes will fuller, thicker lashes, it is time to connect with Dr. Jeffrey Hartog of The Bougainvillea Clinique to discuss the benefits of Latisse. The office is located in Winter Park, FL at 4355 Bear Gully Road and can be reached by phone to schedule an appointment at (407) 678-3116.