My First Experiences With Latisse
By Erica, Dr. Devgan's Patient Coordinator
When trying to make a great first impression, one of the first things we are taught to do is make eye contact. Is it their size, color, shape, or is it those big beautiful lashes that outline them giving our eyes the ability to leave a lasting impression? For me, it has been an uphill battle trying to find ways to give my eyelashes that full, beautiful look. So, this week I began the journey of growing out my eyelashes using Latisse.
If you have looked into options for longer, more luscious eyelashes in the last seven years you have heard of the miracle eyelash grower, Latisse. Latisse was FDA approved in December of 2008 and has been on the market ever since. The active ingredient, bimatoprost, does not only help lengthen the lashes, but also helps thicken and darken them. Finally, a solution for my lacking eyelashes!
Latisse comes in a small eyedropper container and resembles water like solution. The drops do NOT go directly into your eye. Using a thin paintbrush wand supplied along with the drops, the solution is applied along the eyelashes of the upper lid only. If you are an eyeliner wearer, mimic the same pattern you would with eyeliner on just the upper lid. When you blink, your eyelashes will spread solution to the lower lid on their own. Always apply to a freshly cleaned, but dry eyelid. You can apply at night before bed or in the morning before any eye makeup is applied.
Aesthetically, eyelashes are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to beautiful eyes. There are a number of ways Dr. Devgan can help you play up the natural beauty and appearance of your eyes. Botox can address crows feet and wrinkles around the eyes. Filler can help with creases and dark circles around the eyes as well as tired tear troughs. More invasive procedures, such as a blepharoplasty (eye lift surgery), can help with sagging tissues and loose skin that have caused your eyes to age.
For more information about rejuvenating your eyes, eyelashes, or periorbital tissue, please email me at erica@LaraDevganMD.com or call the office at 212-452-2400.