You've tried all of the options. Endless mascaras, false eyelashes, eyelash extensions, mysterious growth serums, trimming – and the results are always questionable, if not downright disappointing.
Mascaras clump up and make your eyelashes fall out. Some formulas are too dry and others are too sticky. False lashes have to be purchased frequently and the process of sticking them on is justification enough to avoid them. Eyelash extensions are expensive and need to be replaced periodically. Mysterious growth serums are full of untested ingredients with no safety record or other data on in or near eye application.
What if there was a solution that was reputable, FDA-approved, and had a brilliant track record of helping natural eyelashes become thicker, fuller, and darker? There is.
Latisse® is an FDA-approved medical solution that is proven to grow lashes longer, thicker, fuller, and darker. It's been on the market since 2008 and has a ten year safety and efficacy record in helping people everywhere grow lush, beautiful eyelashes. It works by elongating your natural eyelashes' growth phase so you grow longer, thicker lashes – all you need to do to achieve this growth is swipe a drop of product on your eyelids daily before you go to bed.
How does it compare to other solutions? Let's consider a few main points for the success of any addition to a beauty and wellness routine.
The biggest test for any new product is how easy it is to incorporate into a new routine.
False eyelashes, for instance, take time and effort to apply and the results aren't even consistent. You may have great lashes one day, and slightly off lashes the next. You have to store them, purchase new ones when they start looking straggly, learn to use the glue and mask the whitish gunk it forms – the list of inconveniences is endless. Not to mention, you risk having them fall off and creating a truly embarrassing situation.
The same goes for mascara. It takes a lot of trial and error to find a formula that truly voluminizes without creating that crunchy, spider lash look. And even when you achieve beautiful results on one eye, there's no guarantee you'll be able to reproduce the look on your second eye. Tubes dry out and cause changes to the formula, and you have to replace mascara every three months to avoid bacteria build up and risk of eye infections.
The same applies to eyelash extensions. They're beautiful the first couple of weeks you have them, but eyelashes start falling out in clumps, irritating the eye, and looking worn out as time passes. Considering the fact that you have to frequently make salon appointments to get them redone, it doesn't make sense to invest when there are better options out there.
Latisse® offers a convenient eyelash solution that avoids all of these hassles. Application requires a simple swipe of the applicator before bed every night, and you're on your way to growing thick, beautiful eyelashes. They look natural and follow the same life cycle as your normal lashes. You don't have to worry about glue, clumping, infections, or application appointments.
It's clear that Latisse® is easier than traditional eyelash solutions. It's quick, and easy to apply. But how does it compare to other eyelash growth serums on the market?
Well, to start, Latisse® is the only FDA-approved eyelash growth solution on the market. This means that it has been clinically tested and found to be safe for its approved applications. Further, clinical tests have indicated that it is very effective. 78% of patients who used Latisse® over 16 weeks saw results. Digital imaging analysis measured an incredible 106% increase in eyelash fullness and thickness in the same group of patients.
Other lash serums fall into the skincare category. They're not well regulated and include dubious ingredients like green tea, hyaluronic acid, apple, and soy. These serums sound natural and safe but have not been tested for safety and efficacy in ophthalmic application.
False lashes and mascara are short term solutions. They last a day, they're inexpensive to apply and reapply, and they come with their own specific drawbacks. They're not particularly reliable, and sometimes they're just messy.
Eyelash extensions are a longer term solution. They can last a couple of months and offer a beautiful natural look. However, once they begin to fall off, they can start looking less than polished, and they make for a stressful wait until your next eyelash appointment.
Latisse® is free of these constraints. Since it encourages the growth of your own natural eyelashes, your results also have all of the benefits of natural eyelashes. They look longer and thicker, but they follow the growth phases of your regular lashes. They don't fall out all at once, or require any clumpy glue to work.
The best part is that after the initial 16 week period of daily application, most patients go into maintenance and only have to apply Latisse® a couple of times a week. Their lashes are able to maintain that fuller look, even with less applications.
Since Latisse® is an FDA approved medication, it must be prescribed by a licensed medical professional. This also ensures that you are getting a prescription based on your personal and specific medical history.
Patients with preexisting allergies, some medical conditions (including glaucoma or family history of glaucoma), and certain medications should make sure to discuss their medical history with a health care provider.
As with any prescription, the best way to get great results while minimizing any negative impact is by speaking thoroughly with the prescribing clinician.
Now that you know the benefits of Latisse® compared to other eyelash lengthening solutions, contact a trusted professional to learn about your options. Our clinicians here at Alpha are ready to assist you. Start your consultation today.
Longer, fuller lashes await!