May 20, 2009

Wacky and Weird, but would you use it? Latisse-lash solution

The lastest wacky beauty treatment: Latisse solution "is a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis used to grow eyelashes, making them longer, thicker and darker." "the first and only FDA prescription treatment for inadequate or insufficient eyelashes"

From their website:

"LATISSE™ works effectively.

LATISSE™ makes lash growth possible because of its active ingredient: bimatoprost. Although the precise mechanism of action is not known, research suggests that the growth of eyelashes occurs by increasing the percent of hairs in, and the duration of, the anagen (or growth) phase.

Lashes can grow longer, thicker and darker because bimatoprost can also prolong this growth phase.Clinically proven results you can see over time.

LATISSE™ is FDA approved and effective. It's a once-a-day treatment you apply topically to the base of your upper eyelashes. Patients in a clinical trial saw results in as few as 8 weeks with full results after 12 to 16 weeks.It's an innovation backed by research.

While LATISSE™ is a new treatment for inadequate or not enough eyelashes, it was developed through years of research by Allergan, a pharmaceutical leader with over 60 years of expertise in prescription eye care products.Ask your doctor if LATISSE™ solution is right for you."

Coincidentally, the maker of LATISSE, Allergan is also the maker of Botox Cosmetic, Juvederm, and Lap-band system. Oh and they have their own "breast augmentation, enhancement & implants" line called Natrelle. I find this fact pretty funny.

So I'll be completely honest, I am a picker. (I pick off my mascara along with quite a few eyelashes; its a habit.) This LATISSE product/prescription piqued my interest for sure.But I just don't know if I would do it, especially without lots of research. Would you? Are you eyelashless and desperate? (I might be soon) Or do you just want fuller lashes?

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