To extend eyelashes and give them expressiveness is possible not only with the help of extensions. An alternative method, successfully practiced in the United States and European states, is to use a tool called Latisse.
Applied to the upper eyelid, along the eyelash growth line, it works real miracles, giving the hairs length, volume and a rich, dark color. It is not difficult to use the tool, all manipulations are carried out at home on a regular basis and do not take much time, while providing pronounced results.
General information about the preparation
The composition for lengthening and improving the appearance of Latisse eyelashes is produced by the American concern Allergan, world famous for such drugs as Botox and filler with hyaluronic acid Juvederm.
The decision to release the Latisse cosmetic product was made after receiving information about the side effect of the Lumigan glaucoma treatment. It contributed not only to lowering eye pressure, but also to enhancing the growth of cilia.
The main active ingredient of both drugs is fatty acid (bimatoprost), reconstituted synthetically. In nature, it is present in the cells of the human body everywhere, but in small quantities.
Principle of action and results
To form positive changes, Latisse is used on an ongoing basis for 2 to 4 months. Penetrating through the pores to the hair follicles, it creates a special nutrient medium and stimulates the blood supply processes, which ultimately leads to increased hair growth.
According to American studies, the use of the composition for 100 – 120 days leads to the following positive changes:
- Length increases by a quarter.
- Volume increases by more than 100%.
- Color becomes more saturated by 18%.
It should be noted that the achieved changes are saved exclusively during the use of the drug and after its withdrawal gradually disappear. However, Latisse has no contraindications for regular use and can be used for a long time. The first changes are recorded only after 2 months from the start of the use of the product.
Please note that after use, eyelashes may not be the same in length and thickness, have different shades.
Latisse is designed to improve the condition of the eyelashes on the upper eyelid; use of the relatively lower eyelid is strictly prohibited. According to unofficial data, the tool can be used to improve the condition of eyebrows, in extreme cases, hair on the head.
Principle of use
The use of the drug is permissible once a day. Someone prefers to carry out the procedure in the morning, and someone in the evening, there are no strict recommendations in this case. When carrying out activities before bedtime, pay attention to the fact that the composition may spread on the pillow.
All manipulations are very simple and take 2 to 3 minutes on the strength. To execute them, you must follow the algorithm:
- Wash, remove contact lenses, remove makeup or creams.
- Apply one drop of the drug to the applicator included in the kit (enough to handle two eyes).
- Use the applicator to moisturize the upper eyelid along the lash line.
- If there is an excess of the drug, remove the excess with a sterile cotton swab.
Putting on contact lenses after the procedure is allowed no earlier than 15 minutes.
Latisse is considered a fairly safe remedy if contraindications are observed, but in any case it can cause side effects. To prevent them, it is necessary to observe the simplest safety measures, namely, to prevent the composition from getting on the conjunctiva of the eye.
If side effects occur, you should refuse to use and visit an ophthalmologist. Unpleasant complications, as a rule, are manifested in the following changes:
- Change in visual acuity.
- Swelling under the eyes (appearance of bags).
- The formation of a dark pigment strip along the eyelash growth line.
- The appearance of hairs above the lash line.
- Redness of the sclera.
- Change the color of the iris of the eye or eyelid.
- Itching and lacrimation.
Not all negative manifestations require specific treatment, in most cases they pass on their own when the drug is discontinued, but the help of qualified specialists will never be superfluous.
Contraindications to use
The use of Latisse is strictly prohibited for eye diseases. Before its use, it is recommended that even a healthy person communicate with an ophthalmologist for permission. Common contraindications include:
- eye infections;
- increased eye pressure;
- mechanical injury of the upper eyelid;
- shingles in the eye area (even if it was previously).
Latisse is a tool for lengthening eyelashes and increasing their volume based on synthetic fatty acid, which helps to create a nutrient medium for enhanced hair growth. It acts exclusively during use, after cancellation, the results return to the original data.