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Our eyelashes are more important than we think. Often regarded as a true symbol of beauty and youth; long, thick eyelashes are sought after and often imitated through lash extensions and mascaras. Aesthetics aside, our lashes’ primary function is to protect our eyes from dust and debris that could potentially cause damage to the delicate tissues in the eye. Our lashes are always shedding and regrowing naturally, however, there are many everyday factors which may affect the health and appearance of our lashes on a long term basis. 

There are many reasons why eyelashes may become unhealthy or thin – many people lose natural volume and length throughout the course of their lives. Old and expired makeup, poor cleansing habits, lash extensions and age are all factors which can contribute to the thinning of eyelashes. If this is a problem that you face, you may be interested in trying Latisse. 

Latisse is a topical bimatoprost. This medicated serum is prescribed to individuals experiencing hypotrichosis – meaning those who are living with less than the average amount of hair in the eyelashes. Latisse works to rapidly promote new eyelash growth, often resulting in longer, darker and thicker lashes. This medication is highly effective in increasing the number of hairs that grow at any given time, allowing for lashes to appear fuller than before. 

The process is simple – after being prescribed Latisse, apply the liquid to your upper lash line once daily. This process is typically most effective when done before bed or in the evening, letting the serum work overnight as we rest. Within four weeks of continued application, you should notice a difference in the length and thickness of your natural eyelashes. The full effect of the medication may not be observed for up to 16 weeks, and it should be noted that the medication will only work for as long as you continue to use it.

If Latisse sounds like the solution to your short or thinning eyelashes, we recommend speaking with your doctor about obtaining a prescription. For any questions, contact our clinic and we’d be happy to address any concerns you may have.