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CHICAGO, IL, November 15, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Latisse is a relatively new cosmetic procedure that has been shown to increase the length and fullness of eyelashes. It was approved for cosmetic use in 2008 by the FDA and has since been gaining in popularity, especially with people who do not wear glasses. No matter how long and lush your eyelashes are naturally, if they are behind a pair of corrective lenses they will never be noticed. This is why people who have LASIK surgery find that Latisse is a great way to bring more attention to their eyes after their corrective procedure.
More about Latisse
Latisse is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure (much like BOTOX, except without the injection) that provides its users with longer, fuller, more attractive eyelashes. It is a topical formula that is applied over a period of a few months. Most people begin to see results from this treatment after about 8 weeks of use, and full results after 4 months. Results from Latisse are not permanent, so treatment must be on-going or the next round of eyelashes will revert to their former length.
Benefits of Latisse
Many people are born with sparse eyelashes that bring no attention to the eyes and even mascara will do little for. These people have what's called eyelash hypotrichosis. Fortunately, Latisse can help these people get the eyelashes they've only dreamed of. Benefits of Latisse include longer, thicker, and darker eyelashes.
Possible side-effects of Latisse
Latisse, as with any other cosmetic procedure, has pros and cons. Latisse is a relatively new drug, so it has yet to be seen whether or not there are any long-term side-effects to its use, although some of the darkening effects may be permanent. Here are some possible side-effects that have been noted so far:
- Itchy, or red eyes
- Darkened pigment in the irises
- Darkened eyelids
- Inflammation of the cornea
Latisse should only be applied to the upper eyelid and only where indicated by your doctor. Please follow the instructions as closely as possible to achieve maximum results and decrease your chances of experiencing any of these side-effects.
Is Latisse Safe if I've had LASIK Surgery?
Yes, Latisse is safe to use if you have had LASIK eye surgery. Most doctors will recommend waiting for a few months after you have received LASIK to begin a Latisse regimen, but only because the application might disturb the flap that is in the process of healing.
If you have any more questions about Latisse and LASIK eye surgery and you live in Chicago or Arlington Heights, Illinois, please visit the website of the Doctors for Visual Freedom to find out more about how these two procedures can change your life.
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