It seems everywhere you look these days there are ads for Latisse, the FDA approved eyelash growth treatment–including on this very site! I have been doing my best to ignore them… I mean, another product to get hooked on? But I started asking around every time I met with a beauty industry type and dang it if they weren’t all using it and all raving about it. So, today I succumbed to the siren song of longer darker eyelashes.
I headed over to Los Feliz Med Spa, where they are currently running a special on buy two get one free through the end of August. Good deal for those of you in Los Angeles! Plus, they are super nice over there, I highly recommend them. The extremely sweet front desk woman (sorry I didn’t get your name, if you’re reading this!) told me about her experience with Latisse. Her lashes looked amazing, and she wasn’t even that far into her experience. Claire Danes is a Latisse spokes model and of course she raves about it, saying she saw a huge difference in the length of her lashes in about 16 weeks. Claire’s lashes before Latisse:
Claire’s lashes after Latisse:
Latisse is applied topically to the skin of your upper eyelashes, like you’re applying a wet eyeliner. A common side affect is a bit of redness around the eyes that typically disappears after a few days. Some people with light colored eyes have reported a less common side effect, increased brown iris pigmentation or hyperpigmention (skin darkening) close to where the solution is applied on the skin. This is due to an increase of melanin in the skin and is reversible. Here are some FAQs about Latisse. Of course, talk to your doctor about all of this and for complete instructions.
Of course, I will keep you posted on my experience with Latisse. And if you have used the product, please let me know how you liked it in the comments!