Have you noticed your eyelashes getting thinner, shorter and lighter? Are your eyebrows thinning out as well? This condition is called hypotrichosis and can be caused by aging. From the ages of 18 to 59, the changes to your lashes become more and more pronounced. The good news is that LATISSE®, a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis, can help reverse this process and bring back fuller, thicker, darker lashes.
LATISSE® has an interesting story about how it was discovered for cosmetic use. Allergan manufactures ophthalmic solutions, one of which is bimatoprost ophthalmic solution 0.03% that is FDA approved for use directly on an eye to treat glaucoma. Patients being treated for this condition were noticing that their eyelashes were growing longer. It was even more evident that something was going on when patients being treated for glaucoma in one eye noticed that their lashes on the treated eye were growing longer and fuller than the lashes on the non-treated eye. LATISSE® was FDA approved in 2008 to be used as a topical application to the upper eyelid to stimulate eyelash growth.
Eyelashes grow in a three phase cycle from the beginning of new growth to falling out. It is felt that LATISSE® increases the percentage of hairs in the active growth cycle as well as extending the growth cycle. This means that more hairs are growing for an extended period of time before falling out at the end of the cycle. It has also been noticed that the hairs growing are darker and thicker as well as longer.
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Though it may take up to 16 weeks of use to achieve the eyelash growth desired, most of our aesthetic patients see results much faster. Many patients have noticed that once they achieve the lash growth they desire, they can maintain the results by appling a smaller amount of LATISSE® less often. If LATISSE® is stopped for a period of time, new lashes will revert to the shorter growth cycle and go back to their original appearance. Continued use of LATISSE® will maintain longer, darker, thicker lashes.
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