Women have always loved their eyelashes and have been looking for ways to enhance their appearance since the 1800s, when fashion publications gave advice on how to lengthen a woman’s eyelashes. Nothing has changed. Today, women spend about $15,000 on makeup over the course of their lives; nearly $4,000 of that is spent on mascara alone.
Clearly, women want their eyelashes to look long and thick and full. If you’re in Alabama and want this kind of eyelash enhancement, the place to go is Alabama Vein & Restoration Medspa, which now offers Latisse®, the first FDA-approved lash treatment.
Here’s a look at how Latisse can make your eyes pop.
What is Latisse?
Designed to treat a condition called hypotrichosis (inadequate or not enough eyelashes), Latisse is a prescription solution that makes your lashes longer, thicker, and fuller.
To use Latisse, you apply the solution to the base of your upper eyelashes each evening. It works by making your eyelashes grow in two ways. First, Latisse increases the length of the growth phase, which gives your eyelashes more time to grow. Second, it increases the number of eyelash hairs that are growing from your eyelids, so you actually have more eyelashes.
Latisse doesn’t cause an overnight, instant change, but you start to see results in as little as four weeks, with the full effect appearing between 12-16 weeks. This is real, measurable lash growth that works no matter if you’re a younger woman with naturally short, thin eyelashes, an older woman whose lash growth has slowed on its own, or someone who’s undergone medical treatment that’s left you without eyelashes.
How it works
Latisse works because of its active ingredient, called bimatoprost. The medication was developed after patients being treated with medicated eye drops for glaucoma (which causes the pressure in your eyes to increase) noticed that their eyelashes were growing longer, fuller, and darker as an unintended side effect. Researchers began focusing on developing an eyelash growth medication based on bimatoprost, and Latisse became the first FDA-approved lash treatment.
Grow your lashes
If you’re tired of trying every mascara under the sun in an attempt to make your eyelashes look fuller and longer, it may be time to change the lashes themselves with Latisse. The team at Alabama Vein & Restoration Medspa can help. Call one of our five convenient locations today, or request your appointment online, to set up a consultation and make your eyes pop!