Having thin, sparse eyelashes is a common side effect of aging, but thanks to Latisse®, you can beat the aging game and enjoy lashes that look fuller, darker and more luscious. Latisse® is the first FDA-approved treatment designed to grow thicker, fuller lashes, and it has an interesting backstory. In 2001, drug manufacturer Allergan was testing a medication to treat elevated intraocular pressure. During the drug studies, they found patients who were using the medication began to grow thick, dark and long eyelashes.
That led the researchers to conduct another series of studies, this time evaluating the effects of the active ingredient – bimatoprost – on eyelash growth. What they found was that applying the ingredient directly to the lash area resulted in improved eyelash growth and a natural darkening of eyelashes for a fuller, more luscious appearance. And the rest, as they say, is history.
Latisse®: Your Own Lashes, Only Better
Patients in a clinical trial of Latisse® achieved an 18 percent increase in lash darkness, a 25 percent increase in eyelash length and a 106 percent increase in lash fullness and thickness. With results like that, it's easy to see why so many women have turned to Latisse® as a way to improve the appearance of thin, sparse or light-colored lashes.
Application of Latisse® is simple: Just apply the liquid to the lash line on the upper lid once each day for thick, long lashes that become visible within just a few weeks. And it's that simple application – and the amazing results – that have caused the product to soar in popularity since it received FDA approval in 2008.
Latisse® is a much more convenient option compared to lengthening mascaras that can clump or leave a sticky residue, and much more convenient than lash extenders that use adhesives that can irritate eyes, be difficult to remove and can pull out your lashes.
In fact, according to Consumer Reports, using lash extension products to get long lashes can increase the risk of developing allergic reactions as well as dangerous bacterial and fungal infections that can wind up damaging your eyesight. Because Latisse® works by promoting thicker, fuller, longer natural eyelash growth, it doesn't involve any of these complications or risks, which makes it an especially appealing alternative.
Where can I buy Latisse®?
You can only buy Latisse® with a doctor's prescription. Aesthetics at Illinois Eye Center is ranked among the top Latisse® doctors in the Greater Peoria region, with experience in prescribing Latisse® for patients who long to restore their eyelashes and enjoy lush, long lashes that appear fuller, thicker and darker. While Latisse® is FDA-approved for lash growth, it's not ideal for every one. To find out if Latisse® is right for you, request a consultation online today or call Michelle Ford at (309) 243-3875.