Eyelashes are the hairs that grow at the tip of the eye lid. They protect the eye from debris. Long eyelashes are considered a sign of femininity in many cultures. Back in the ancient Egyptian age women would use Kohl, a black powder to enhance the eyelashes. Today women use everything from eyelash extensions to mascara to enhance the lash
Latisse is a prescription drug approved by the FDA that actually helps grow the eyelashes longer, fuller and darker. It was introduced in 2009 by Allergan. . Latisse is a solution of bimatoprost, the active component of the glaucoma medication Lumigan. According to Allergan, noticeable eyelash growth occurs within 16 weeks. Growth is reported to occur primarily on the upper eyelashes.
Some important do’s and don’ts of Latisse
- Do not apply to the lower lid or in the eye and blot excess solution with a tissue.
- Only use the sterile applicators supplied with LATISSE® to apply the product.
- Don’t allow the tip of the bottle or applicator to touch fingers or any other unintended surface, as contamination by common bacteria is known to cause infections.
- Remove contact lenses prior to applying LATISSE®. Contact lenses may be reinserted 15 minutes afterwards.
- Remember, if you stop using LATISSE®, lashes will gradually return to their previous appearance.