What is the purpose of lash enhancers?
Eyelashes decrease in length by almost 50% from our 20’s to our 40’s. Millions are being spent every year in false lashes, mascara, and eyeliner to cosmetically improve eyelashes. Lash enhancers are now available to provide similar or even better results ‘naturally’. Latisse has been FDA approved to lengthen (25%), thicken (106%) and darken (18%) eyelashes- counteract the natural decrease in length, thickness and darkness that occurs in our eyelashes as we age. Off label, Latisse will thicken eyebrows as well.
What is the difference between lash growth enhancers available over-the-counter and those that require a prescription?
Latisse is THE ONLY FDA approved product to lengthen eyelashes. ALL others have not been approved so we don’t know what is in them and/or they are simply eyelash conditioners, which may help improve eyelashes, but cannot make a claim to enhance their growth.
Who is the ideal candidate for lash growth enhancers, and who should not use them?
An ideal candidate is anyone who is concerned about their eyelashes. Whether the candidate has thin, weak, or short eyelashes, Latisse will improve the condition. Even someone who uses false eyelashes will find Latisse to strengthen their lashes for a better, longer-lasting hold. It is important to always consult a licensed practitioner since Latisse is only obtained through a doctor’s prescription.
How are lash enhancers applied?
Topically to the base of the lashes. Although it is recommended to use every night prior to sleeping, it can be used each morning if preferred.
Why is it important to use a lash growth enhancer?
To achieve longer, thicker and darker eyelashes, which enhance and frame the eyes. Longer, thicker, and darker lashes are associated with youth and beauty.
What should consumers look for when choosing an enhancer?
FDA approved= safety and efficacy, licensed clinical recommendation and proven results.