For many women, a quick application of mascara transforms unremarkable eyelashes into a thick, full feature that beautifully frames their eyes. Others aren’t so lucky. Mascara doesn’t help because their natural lashes are too sparse or thin. The team at Signature Med Spa by Su Sachar MD has a solution. They prescribe Latisse® to regrow, thicken, and darken your lashes. Please call their office in Torrance, California, or book an appointment online for an evaluation of your lashes.
Are you experiencing volume loss and thinning of your lashes?
You can add eyelash thinning or loss to the list of changes that naturally occur as you get older. You can also lose eyelashes from excessive rubbing and tugging or a common condition that causes inflamed eyelids.
Eyelash growth can be affected by a wide range of issues including:
To improve your eyelashes, the team at Signature Med Spa by Su Sachar MD determines the reason your eyelashes are thinning and learns what kind of results you’re looking for. Then they specialize the treatment to reach your goal, using medication, supplements, and/or lash extensions.
Latisse is the brand name of a medication called bimatoprost. It was first used to help cancer patients regrow eyelashes following chemotherapy, then it was approved for the treatment of hypotrichosis, or sparse eyelashes.
A small amount of the liquid medicine is applied to your upper eyelid, right at the base of the eyelashes. Over time, consistent application of Latisse boosts eyelash growth, making them longer, thicker, and darker.
All of the hairs on your body, including your eyelashes, go through a routine growth cycle. Hair actively grows for two to seven years, enters a transitional stage that lasts about 10 days, then it goes into a resting phase that lasts a few months.
Hairs in the resting phase fall out, which is why it’s normal to lose 50-150 hairs daily as part of the normal growth cycle. About 10-15% of all your hairs are in the resting phase at one time, while the rest are growing.
Experts believe that Latisse increases the percent of eyelashes in the active growth cycle at one time. The medication is also believed to lengthen the growth phase so your eyelashes are less likely to fall out.
You only need to apply Latisse once each night to your upper eyelids. You should remove makeup, wash your face, and take out contact lenses before applying the medication. You can put your contacts back in 15 minutes afterward.
You’ll see gradual changes in your eyelashes. You may begin to notice the difference in about four weeks, but the full effect appears in two to four months. It’s important to know that the effect of Latisse isn’t permanent, so you’ll need to continue using the medication to maintain the results. Your eyelash growth returns to pretreatment levels if you stop using the medication.
*Individual results may vary.