Chances are you’ve probably heard about Latisse by now. The glaucoma eye drop turned eyelash enhancer that savvy woman everywhere, including many top celebrities, are raving about. The results are proven, eyelashes become longer, darker and thicker with regular application of Latisse. But you may be wondering how do I use it? Is it safe? And most importantly, does it really work?
Latisse has actually been on the market since the FDA approved it in Dec 2008. It began its life as a glaucoma drug in eye drop form in 2001. During that period, eye doctors and their glaucoma patients noticed the hair growth side effect, with longer, lusher eyelashes appearing over time.
Latisse lengthens, thickens and darkens eyelashes. Similar to the hair on your head, eyelashes sprout, grow for a while and eventually fall out. Latisse both extends the growth phase and increases the number of hairs that sprout.
You apply Latisse by dabbing it on the upper lash line each night with the sterile applicators supplied. The drug will spread to your lower lash line automatically as you blink. After two months of nightly use, you should begin to see results. After three or four months, you may be put on an application treatment schedule of every two days. If you stop using Latisse, your eyelashes will gradually return to their former state.
Independent study participants experienced these results after 16 weeks: