LATISSE® Eyelash Treatment

Not everyone is blessed with full, long and dark eyelashes. Some women feel that light or thin eyelashes can detract from the appearance of their eyes, while others might find mascara to be bothersome or irritating. LATISSE® is a revolutionary eyelash treatment that helps eyelashes become naturally longer, darker and thicker so you never have to worry about applying mascara again.

Dr. Jennifer Harrington is a board-certified plastic surgeon who prioritizes staying up-to-date with the latest cosmetic innovations, including LATISSE®. During your initial consultation, she’ll explain exactly how this eyelash treatment stimulates growth and the kinds of results you can expect if you choose to buy LATISSE®.

Harrington + Associates Plastic Surgery has helped women from the Twin Cities and throughout Minnesota look and feel beautiful without makeup with eyelash treatments. Contact us online or call our Plymouth office today at 651-290-7600 for more information about LATISSE®, including cost.

Who Is a Good Candidate for LATISSE®?

Most people who wish to have thicker and fuller eyelashes can be excellent candidates for LATISSE®. Some of the most common reasons to think about getting LATISSE® include:

  • Your eyelashes have thinned as a result of age or lifestyle changes
  • Your eyelashes were always thin to begin with
  • Blonde or light colored eyelashes create a “washed out” look
  • You are sensitive to mascara

How to Use LATISSE® Eyelash Treatment

LATISSE® is a product that you may purchase at our licensed medical spa. The purpose of LATISSE® is to create fuller, thicker and darker eyelashes so that you don’t need to wear mascara to have beautiful lashes.

LATISSE® generally comes in month-long supplies. The liquid product is applied to the base of your upper eyelashes every night using a sterile applicator. The applicator must be discarded after each use. The product naturally travels to the lower eyelashes when you blink. It’s important to not apply the product directly on the lower lashes, as this can result in a tendency to get into your eye. Before applying LATISSE®, your face should be clean with makeup and contact lenses removed.

It’s important to take special care to not get the product on other parts of the body or skin, as LATISSE® may result in hair growth in other areas that it touches. Some people notice that their irises, the colored part of the eyes, become slightly darker in an instance of LATISSE® getting in the eye. This discoloration may be permanent. However, most people experience no problems if a small amount of LATISSE® gets into the eyes.

People struggling with signs of aging may choose to get BOTOX® or even eyelid surgery to brighten their facial appearance by enhancing the eye area. LATISSE® can be an excellent complement to almost any med spa treatment.

Your LATISSE® Results

Most people begin to see their results from LATISSE® after 2 months of daily use. Maximum results should develop by 3 or 4 months of daily use. Most people experience about a 25 percent increase in the length of their eyelashes, almost 20 percent increase in eyelash darkness and over 100 percent increase in the thickness of their lashes.

You may use mascara in addition to LATISSE®, although many women find that additional eye makeup is not necessary.

It’s important to discuss any potential risks or complications associated with LATISSE® eyelash treatment with Dr. Harrington or her staff prior to starting use of the product. People with certain eye problems, such as uveitis, may not be good candidates for eyelash treatment. If you experience any new vision problems, irritation or allergies, notify our office immediately.

Next Steps

LATISSE® eyelash treatment can help you develop luscious, beautiful eyelashes that highlight your eyes without makeup. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact us online or call our Plymouth office at 651-290-7600 to schedule your LATISSE® consultation and learn more about how to enhance your natural appearance.