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Latisse has become synonymous with thick, lush eyelashes. Bimatoprost, the medication marketed as Latisse, has been shown to be an effective treatment to trigger eyelash growth. When applied daily to the upper eyelid, the serum has been clinically proven to cause eyelashes to grow longer, thicker, and darker. Latisse is not for lower eyelashes.

What is Latisse?

Long, thick lashes are often associated with alluring eyes, but not all women are blessed with thick lashes, or they have thinned over time. Latisse began as a drug used to treat glaucoma. The active drug, bimatoprost, was prescribed in drop form to be used daily to reduce the internal pressure of the eye. Over time, a pleasant side effect occurred with daily use: eyelashes which grew longer, thicker, and darker. Latisse extends the normal growing phase of each eyelash, permitting longer growth, beyond what nature dictates.

How is Latisse used?

Latisse is applied to only the upper eyelashes using a single-use applicator each night. Using one applicator for each eye, you apply one drop of serum to clean eyelashes. The serum will migrate to the lower lashes through natural transfer when you blink. It is important that you discard each applicator after a single use to avoid adverse effects such as eye infection, allergic reaction, or irritation. After two months of nightly use, you will begin to notice the lash-enhancing benefits of Latisse, and others just might notice it too. After three to four months of use, your physician may recommend you reduce application to once every other night to maintain your look.

What are the benefits of Latisse?

Latisse has been FDA-approved as a safe, effective treatment for the enhancement of eyelashes. With regular use of Latisse you can see:

  • Increased eyelash length by 25 percent
  • Increased eyelash darkness by 18 percent
  • Increased thickness and fullness of the lashes by 106 percent

Is Latisse safe?

Yes, Latisse has been approved by the FDA and is considered to be safe in the treatment of sparse eyelashes. Latisse is not appropriate for everyone, so it is important that you speak with your doctor before beginning its use. As long as your eyes are healthy and are free of issues or infections, Latisse is safe to use.

There are few side effects associated with use of Latisse. Some patients have reported a darkening of the eyelid skin that comes into contact with the medication. There is a very small chance that Latisse can cause an irreversible darkening of the color of the iris. If this is a concern for you, Latisse may not be a suitable option.

Am I a candidate for Latisse?

Most people are suitable candidates for treatment with Latisse. If you are in overall good health and your eyes are free from eye conditions, allergies, or irritation, Latisse may be an excellent way to enhance your eyelashes. Latisse is not suitable for use by women who are pregnant or nursing. If you are taking any medications which cause thinning of the blood, it may be necessary to stop taking these medications before you begin treatment with Latisse.

Is Latisse available by prescription only?

Yes, Latisse is a prescription medication and can only be received after a consultation with your physician. At the Med Spa at La Fontaine, people often come to us to see how they can add an added allure to their gaze. A consultation with the expert team at La Fontaine is all you need to begin to enhance your lashes.

How much does Latisse cost?

A one-month supply of Latisse, which includes 60 single-use applicators, typically costs $120.

Why should I choose La Fontaine?

Dr. Ken Oleszek established La Fontaine as the premier Med Spa in the Denver area to provide an array of face and body treatments to help his clients look and feel their best. As a respected board-certified plastic surgeon, you can be comfortable that each treatment you receive in our Med Spa will be of the safe, effective, and delivered with world-class personal care. It is said that the eyes are the window into your soul. With the lash-enhancing benefits of Latisse, your eye appearance can be subtly changed, affecting your entire facial appearance. Long, thick lashes are always an attractive, alluring feature, and they can be yours with Latisse.

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