If you’ve ever looked into getting the beautiful, thick, voluptuous lashes of your dreams, you know that your options are limited. Whether it’s mascara, fake eyelashes, eyelash extensions, or eyelash serums, all of your options have their charms, and their tangible downsides.
False eyelashes are short term solutions that add a lot of glitz and glam to any look. However, they have to be replaced frequently as well, and application can be difficult. Further, lash glue has been known to cause allergic reactions in some people, and increase the chances of eye infection in others.
Latisse®, on the other hand, is an FDA-approved treatment, designed to lengthen, strengthen, and darken your existing eyelashes. It’s been safety and efficacy tested in clinical trials on women from all over the world, and it’s been on the market for 10 years. It’s effective, but is it right for you?
Let’s look deeper into both eyelash extensions and Latisse® to figure out the positives, negatives, and risks associated with them.
False eyelashes are everywhere. You can find them at the dollar store, the drugstore, and the department store. They’ve long graduated from their reputation of being gaudy accessories and become a fixture in many a woman’s vanity.
Their strong points lie in both the sheer ubiquity and variety of lashes available. You can find everything from a subtle, understated lash, to a dramatic costume lash.
However, false eyelashes do have their faults. The most glaring issue with false eyelashes is that they’re often too over the top for everyday use. If you work in an office or a profession that requires subtle, understated fashion sense, then false eyelashes are usually not a solution you can reach for every day.
Next, the glue that’s used to stick them on can get in the eye, is hard to clean off, and increases your risk of eye infection. It allows debris to get lodged in the skin near the eye, and that creates risk of both physical injury and eye infection. The glue formula is also known to irritate some people’s eyes and allergic reactions are not unheard of.
Latisse® is an FDA-approved ophthalmic solution that has been clinically tested and confirmed to grow, thicken, and darken the eyelashes. It’s a long term solution that increases the length of your natural eyelashes. Further, it’s been safety tested in clinical trials, so it’s risk profile is well understood by medical professionals. Since you have to work in conjunction with a doctor during your Latisse® treatment, you can keep an eye on your eye health and make sure that everything is going smoothly.
Latisse® enhances your natural lashes, so the result is natural-looking and suits your eye shape. If you’re in a profession that requires more subtle or understated beauty looks, then Latisse® is a good choice for you. Full, natural lashes are great for both day looks and night looks.
Latisse®, though effective and clinically tested, is considered a medical treatment and therefore requires the supervision of a health care provider. People with pre-existing eye conditions or those who are taking medicines that will be concurrent to their Latisse® treatment should speak at length regarding these concerns with their prescribing clinician.
Further, people who are known to have allergic reactions to any of the ingredients in Latisse® should avoid use.
However, since Latisse® usage is overseen by a clinician, you are able to keep better track of both your progress and your eye health.
False eyelashes are dramatic, short term solutions for stunning eyelashes. Latisse® is a long-term treatment to enhance your natural eyelashes. False eyelashes look great at night, but may not always be appropriate for work or daytime engagements.
The best part is, you’re not restricted to having to use one or the other. Latisse® lengthens your natural eyelashes, but if you’re having a special day, an outing, or a celebration, you’re free to enhance your Latisse® enhanced eyelashes further! You can add false lashes whenever you like, with the assurance that your lashes will still look gorgeous on effortless, no false eyelash days.
If you’re interested in trying Latisse®, feel free to contact one of our clinicians here at Alpha Medical.