At Orlando Cosmetic Surgery, some details about healthy beauty seem to be timeless. The lovely look of soft eyelashes has always been part of the feminine mystique.
Unfortunately, sometimes eyelashes become thinner as we age. You have undoubtedly heard of the prescription that can bring you longer, thicker, darker eyelashes, Latisse. However, did you know that this beautifying substance was actually discovered by accident?
The Story of Latisse
In December 2008, Latisse (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) was approved by the FDA for treating hypotrichosis, which is the technical term for thin or inadequate eyelashes.
Actually, the active ingredient in Latisse is bimatoprost, and the pretty eyelashes were a side effect from it. It was originally prescribed for intraocular pressure in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension. “When doctors began prescribing these drugs for the treatment of glaucoma several years ago, they noticed a desirable side effect: increased eyelash growth.”
Much to their delight Patients would return to their doctor’s office with thicker, darker and longer eyelashes.
One of the major points we want to stress from the very beginning of this article is that the operative word is prescription. We very strongly discourage you from buying or using Latisse that has not been prescribed for you.
Follow Instructions With Latisse
The beautiful effects of Latisse are very gradual, but as long as you use Latisse you can retain your lush new growth. It might actually require three or four months before you can see the long, fluffy eyelashes of your dreams.
Application should be done very carefully, and regularly. Never apply Latisse to the lower eyelid, even if you are tempted to experiment.
Remember your eyelash improvements only remain as long as you continue the regime of the medication.
Latisse Side Effects: Is Latisse Right For You?
You should know that Latisse simply is not for everybody. Orlando Cosmetic Surgery wants you to be aware that some patients experience uncomfortable side effects:
1. Your eyes might become itchy and red.
2. You might suffer with very dry eyes.
3. You might experience darkened eyelids
4. Your eyes might become pigmented with dark brown in the iris (the colored part) of the eye.
5. Again, be very careful with application because if the drug drips or runs, you can experience actual hair growth around the eye area.
Remember: “Darkened eyelids might fade when the medication is stopped. Any changes in iris color are likely to be permanent.”
We want you to know “The Academy of Ophthalmology recommends that you do not use Latisse if you have an active infection, inflammation, decreased vision or eye trauma.”
Just in Case You Miss Our E-Mail–A Little Reminder
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