Latisse Washington DC: Grow Your Eyelashes
Nothing frames a pair of peepers better than luscious long eyelashes. And if mother nature wasn’t feeling generous the day you were getting your very own set there are plenty of options to fake it; from mascaras and tinting to false lashes and even eyelash extensions.
But let’s face it, none of these come close to the real thing.
What if there was a way to supercharge your very own natural eyelashes to make them grow longer, thicker and more curled? This is what eyelash serums promise to do.
While mascara can lengthen and plump lashes for a day, Latisse offers long-term results.
“As we age we start to lose our lashes,” said Kathe Malinowski, lead esthetician and marketing manager for Eterna MedSpa & Laser Vein Center. “They aren’t as plentiful as when we were younger. Latisse works great for instances as this.”
Over the last few years there has been a steady climb in products that claim to enhance and help boost the growth of your natural lashes.
They’re usually topically applied, and most claim that with daily use your lashes will grow longer in just a few weeks.
But do these products actually work? And more importantly are they safe?
Latisse could be called the product that started all the eyelash hype. Latisse is the only eyelash serum that is backed by research and contains an active ingredient (bimatoprost) known to stimulate hair growth.
Originally developed as a treatment for eye pressure, patients who used it noticed a side effect – longer, darker and fuller eyelashes.
As a result, the eyelash-enhancing Latisse was launched in the US in 2008 with plenty of celebrity ambassadors singing its praises and happy customers reporting their lashes had grown so long they had to trim them.
According to the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) Latisse is only available on prescription for people who have hypotrichosis (a condition that can cause hair loss).
Clients may start to see more length in as little as four weeks and achieve full growth in about 16 weeks.
“It’s not an illusion of growth,” Malinowski said. “It’s real lash growth.”