Luckily, long eyelashes are mostly achievable with mascara, but after a lifetime of paying for expensive mascara or never being able to find the perfect formula, it just isn’t worth all of the effort.
There are longer-term solutions like eyelash extensions, but it wasn’t until recently that there was a permanent fix for short or thin lashes: Latisse®.
So what are the benefits of using the prescription medication Latisse® versus getting eyelash extensions?
What is Latisse®?
Latisse® is a prescription medication that you apply to your eyelashes. The medication is FDA-approved to treat thin or inadequate lashes. On average, patients in Latisse®’s clinical study had a 25 percent increase in the length of their lashes after 16 weeks of use.
Unfortunately, doctors aren’t completely sure how the product makes eyelashes grow, but the general consensus is that it speeds up the growth cycle of the lashes, creating longer, fuller hair.
Latisse® is easy to use, too! All you have to do is ensure that all of your makeup is off and you don’t have any contacts in. You’ll use a fresh applicator every night to apply the medication to your upper eyelid where the lashes meet your skin. That’s it!
What Are Eyelashes Extensions?
For the procedure, you just walk into a clinic, close your eyes and let a technician apply the lashes one by one to your lash line. The initial application process takes about two hours and touch-up appointments take less than an hour.
Most women report that they need to have their lashes touched up every three to six weeks.
So: Latisse® or Eyelash Extensions?
Whether you choose Latisse® or eyelash extensions, you’re going to end up with longer, fuller lashes. What you decide is right for you depends largely on your available time and whether you want a permanent solution or something short-term.
It is going to give you permanent results after four months of use while extensions need to be touched up every three to six weeks on average.
If you’re pressed for time, Latisse® is going to be a much better option for you because it only requires a once-a-day application for four months. Extensions require at least an hour every few weeks to keep your lashes thick and full.
Schedule Your Appointment
At SeaMist MedSpa in South Kingstown, we proudly offer Latisse® as a long-term, quick and effective way for individuals to achieve longer, fuller and darker lashes.
Contact us today to schedule your appointment and begin your journey to beautiful eyelashes.