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What Is Latisse?

Have your lashes been thinning over time? Latisse, an FDA-approved topical treatment designed to stimulate eyelash growth, may be the perfect solution for you. Below we’ve explained why your lashes may be shrinking and how Latisse can stimulate growth.

Why Are My Eyelashes Thinning?

Unfortunately, thinning eyelashes are just a part of the aging process. Eyelashes have four stages: growth, resting, shedding and re-growth. The lashes constantly cycle between these four stages, but as you age, the follicles can slow or stop producing new lashes. Eyelash shrinkage isn’t always attributed to age. Making a habit of scrubbing or rubbing eyelashes too hard can damage the skin and cause the more delicate lashes to fall out. Thinning eyelashes can also be the result of a medical condition, side effects of medications or treatments, and hereditary.

I've Tried Everything - Why Haven't They Grown Back?

Most of the solutions on the market for eyelash growth are temporary fixes. Make-up designed to extend or thicken lashes shed and can’t truly target the follicle. Over the counter cosmetic products and lash-boosting serums include vitamins, solutions and moisturizer to enhance lashes but are unable to penetrate the skin truly. Some women opt for eyelash transplants, a procedure that transfers scalp follicles onto the eyelid. The procedure is only recommended in extreme cases and can be pretty costly.

Latisse Can Be Your Answer

Latisse is an FDA approved a topical treatment that targets the follicle and stimulates the growth of eyelashes. The serum is applied to the base of the upper eyelash once per day. Most users see results within four to eight weeks, with the most dramatic results appearing between weeks 12 and 16. If you stop using Latisse, your eyelashes will eventually return to their original state. Latisse extends the growth phase and increases the number of hairs that grow every month. Contact The Medical Spa of Baton Rouge for more information about how Latisse can help you and book your first appointment today!