Everyone loves Adele, but those fake eyelashes she puts on are just too long and luscious. And while you may not be satisfied with the length or fullness of your eyelashes, you’re not about to start gluing on fake eyelashes every morning. Plus, what about when you go out in the surf?
But what is you could grow your thicker eyelashes? You can with a little help from Matsuda Dermatology and Latisse. Latisse is the first and only FDA-approved prescription treatment for growing longer, fuller, darker eyelashes.
How does Latisse work?
This isn’t some Polynesian hair growing ritual; Latisse actually grows your eyelashes! As with many discoveries during research, the eyelash growing properties of Latisse were unknown. The Allergan company was working on an eyedrop to relieve intraocular pressure in the eye. This is the pressure that causes glaucoma. Subjects in the test found that their eyelashes were growing with the daily application of eyedrops for the clinical trial. In response, Allergan began testing the active ingredient, bimatoprost, specifically for growing eyelashes. It proved effective and the FDA approved it in December 2008. It is believed that the bimatoprost increases the anagen phase (that’s the growth phase) of the eyelashes. It’s also thought to increase the number of hairs that are in the anagen cycle.
You apply Latisse nightly on the upper lash, just like eyeliner. The bimatoprost in Latisse stimulates the lashes to grow. The treatment works gradually, and your eyelashes will experience real growth over time, generally 12 to 16 weeks. But you must stay with it — once you start the treatment, the topical solution must be applied continuously each night until you achieve the desired results.
When Latisse was tested, it was shown effective in 78% of the participants at the end of the 16-week test period. Specifically, patients using Latisse experienced a:
- 25% increase in lash length
- 106% increase in lash thickness/fullness
- 18% increase in lash darkness
Get a prescription from Dr. Matsuda or Dr. Sheu for your new eyelashes!
Who says you have gone for fake eyelashes? The team at Matsuda will help you grow great real eyelashes with Latisse. Call us at 808-949-7568 and ask us about it.