How Latisse works

They say that the eyes are the windows to the soul, but what if your “windows” could use a cosmetic boost? Women who have thick, long, and dark eyelashes will often be told by others on a regular basis how beautiful their eyes are. But not everyone can enjoy these benefits naturally. Instead of coating the lashes with irritating and smearing eyeliner and mascara, the team at North Scottsdale Med Spa may recommend considering the benefits of a treatment called Latisse.

What is Latisse?

Latisse is a specialized treatment that can be used to address thinning, short, or fine eyelashes. This cosmetic treatment is an amazing development that allows patients to thicken, darken, and lengthen eyelashes in just a few weeks using a simple medicated gel. Latisse can address skimpy lashes that may be a result of:

  • Wearing false eyelashes or lash extension
  • Medications and therapies that reduce eyelash growth
  • Certain medical conditions, including thyroid conditions, hypotrichosis, or madarosis
  • Hereditary conditions

How is Latisse used?

Latisse is a medication that is available by prescription only and contains an ingredient known as bimatoprost. It originally began as a treatment used to reduce eye pressure in patients who had been diagnosed with glaucoma. The active ingredient had a surprising side effect—thick, long, and dark eyelashes. After further evaluation through the FDA, Latisse was approved in 2008 for cosmetic use and continues to be a popular treatment for many women in Phoenix, Arizona seeking more luscious lashes!

This treatment it applied using a single-use mascara wand that applies the prescription medication to the upper eyelashes before bed. As patients sleep, the medication is also applied to the lower lashes, and with time, patients will notice a dramatic improvement in the appearance of their lashes. With continued use, patients can maintain these results, while stopping the use of the medication on a daily basis will result in the lashes returning to their normal baseline from before treatment.

Am I a candidate for Latisse?

If you have been considering Latisse or any other aesthetic treatment that is available at our Phoenix, AZ area practice, we welcome you to call (480) 419-9605 to request a consultation visit and initial evaluation. During this time, our providers can decide if you are a good fit for Latisse. Our practice is conveniently located in Suite #1020 at 7000 East Mayo Boulevard and accepts new and current patients.