Serving Edison and New Brunswick, New Jersey and all areas in Middlesex County, NJ
Our eye doctors in NJ at Patel Eye Associates in Edison, New Jersey is proud to offer Latisse®, a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help you grow thicker, longer eyelashes.
How Latisse® Grows Lashes
Like the hairs on our head, eyelashes cycle through periods of growth and shedding. Latisse extends the growth phase of your eyelashes, providing a thicker, lusher appearance. It will generally take approximately 16 weeks for you to experience the full affects of Latisse. Since the treatment works by prolonging the growth cycle for your eyelashes, you will need to continue using Latisse to maintain the results. Once you discontinue usage, your eyelashes will return to their original state.
How to Use Latisse
Latisse is applied to the clean upper lash line of both eyes every night. Sterile, one-time-use applicators are supplied to ensure proper results. Once applied, Latisse spreads throughout the lash line as you blink. Always remove your contact lenses and any eye makeup prior to application, and be sure to avoid getting Latisse directly in your eye. Never use the applicator more than one time, as this can cause serious eye infections or allergic reactions.
Many Latisse users begin to see results after two months of regular nightly application. However, it will take approximately four months before the full benefits of Latisse may be seen. Clinical studies indicate that you may experience a 25% increase in eyelash length, an 18% increase in eyelash darkness, and a more than 100% increase in thickness and fullness.
Am I a Candidate for Latisse?
Most women desiring thicker, darker, lusher eyelashes are candidates for Latisse. However, you may not be a suitable candidate if you:
- Have certain eye problems such as uveitis or conjunctivitis
- Are at risk for or have macular edema
- Suffer from severe allergies affecting your eyes
- Have upper eyelid skin infections
- Are pregnant or nursing
- Taking an IOP-lowering medication (to reduce intraocular pressure in glaucoma or ocular hypertension)
- Are planning on having eye surgery