Long eyelashes can bring out your eyes and enhance your entire appearance. But many women are left with lashes that lack length and life. Some women opt for synthetic eyelashes or eyelash extensions which can look fake and take time to put on. They can also cause eye irritation and just be a pain to deal with. Now, Latisse® can naturally give you longer, thicker eyelashes without the hassle of more traditional methods.

How to Apply Latisse

Unlike other cosmetic treatments, you can apply Latisse in the comfort of your own home. The solution should be used every night only with the sterile applicators that come with it. To begin, make sure that your face has been thoroughly cleansed and all of the day’s makeup is gone. If you wear contact lenses, those should be removed as well. Place one drop of the Latisse solution onto one of the disposable sterile applicators and carefully brush it along the skin of the upper eyelid, starting at the base of the eyelashes and moving outward along the length of your lashes. If any of the solution gets in the eye, don’t worry and don’t wash your eye out—it will go away naturally without causing any harm. Once completed, toss the used applicator and repeat on the other eyelid using a new sterile one.

What Not to Do with Latisse

It’s important to note that additional applications of Latisse will not grow your eyelashes more. Make sure you do not apply the solution to the lower eyelashes. If any excess Latisse lands outside of the treatment area on the upper eyelid, you can simply blot with a tissue. Latisse works gradually, so it may take a couple of months before you start to notice longer lashes. Remember that Latisse is a temporary eyelash treatment, so once you stop using it, expect your lashes to return to their normal state.

Are There Any Side Effects?

Side effects from Latisse are mild and rare, but always be sure to report any eye conditions or concerns to your provider prior to treatment. The most common complaint after application is eye redness and itchy eyes, which only affected about four percent of patients in clinical trials. The lash-lengthening solution may also cause other less common side effects like skin darkening, eye irritation, dryness of the eyes, and redness of the eyelids. And if you happen to develop a new ocular condition like an infection or trauma, experience a sudden decrease in visual acuity, undergo eye surgery, or have any ocular reactions, particularly conjunctivitis and eyelid reactions, you should immediately seek Dr. Robinson’s advice to see if you are able to continue using Latisse.

Love Your Lashes with Latisse at Indiana Plastic Surgery

Longer, thicker lashes can be yours in just a couple of minutes everyday with Latisse. If would like to learn more about this or any other cosmetic enhancement options we offer, please contact us to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Robinson at Indiana Plastic Surgery.