Latisse

Image Revolution Health and Wellness

Medical Spa & Medical Marijuana located in Randolph, NJ

Are your eyelashes short, sparse, or barely able to hold mascara? At Image Revolution Health and Wellness, located in Randolph, New Jersey, aesthetics experts Shumaila Alam, MD, and Matthew McGuire, MD, can make them fuller, darker, and longer with Latisse®, a professional treatment for your lashes. Request your Latisse consultation by calling the office or using the online booking tool today.

Latisse Q & A

What is Latisse?

Latisse is a prescription treatment for sparse or thin eyelashes. It comes in the form of a serum that you apply to your lash line every night. Most people see a drastic improvement in their eyelashes’ appearance after using Latisse for 4-16 weeks. Unlike glue-on lashes or lash extensions, your new eyelashes are entirely natural. 

If you like what you see while using Latisse, the team at Image Revolution Health and Wellness can help you decide if you should take part in ongoing Latisse treatments. When you stop using Latisse, your eyelashes eventually go back to their original length and fullness as they cycle through their growth phases. 

How does Latisse work?

The active ingredient in Latisse is called bimatoprost. Experts don’t fully understand how it makes your eyelashes thicker and longer, but they have a few ideas. All of the hairs on your body go through growth phases, including your eyelashes. Bimatoprost likely increases the growth phase and puts more hairs into their growth phase at the same time.

Is Latisse safe?

You might have concerns about any treatment near your eyes, and rightfully so. Latisse is a prescription drug and is approved by the FDA for its purpose of growing your eyelashes. In fact, its active ingredient is the same ingredient in a popular drug for glaucoma. When people used the drug to treat their glaucoma and noticed that their eyelashes were fuller and darker, experts developed Latisse in its current form. 

There is a slight possibility of experiencing side effects from Latisse like eye redness or darkening eyelid skin. If you stop getting treatments, these go away. Some people also notice that their eye color darkens after using Latisse. If this happens, it’s usually permanent. 

How should I use Latisse?

Your provider at Image Revolution Health and Wellness gives you specific instructions for using Latisse, which might vary slightly depending on your lifestyle.

To Apply:

  1. Cleanse the face of all dirt and makeup, as well as remove your contacts. Apply any skin care products before you apply LATISSE
  2. Take the applicator from the tray and holding it at a horizontal angle, put one drop of the LATISSE on the part of the applicator that is closest to the tip (but not on the tip).
  3. Using the applicator, drag the LATISSE solution across the base of the upper eyelashes.
  4. Use a tissue to blot any solution that goes beyond the eyelid.
  5. Throw out the applicator and use another one to repeat the process on the other eyelid.

TO find out more about Latisse and its results, call Image Revolution Health and Wellness or request an appointment online today.