Who doesn't want longer, thicker and darker lashes? I mean is there such a thing as too much when it comes to natural lashes? Run, don't walk to your dermatologist next week because Allergan, the fabulous company that brought us Botox, is introducing the lash growth drug LATISSE™ this Monday (February 9, 2009). It's the first federally approved prescription drug for growing longer, thicker lashes.
It costs $120 for a one month supply ($4/day), but apparently it works in three months (just look at the before and after photos below). Since LATISSE™ is considered a cosmetic enhancement it won't be covered by your insurance, but really, if you are already spending major bucks on Botox, injectables and anti-aging potions, this is just a drop in the bucket.
Allergan held a clinical trial with 280 volunteers, half of which used LATISSE™ daily for 16 weeks. The study results were reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration, which approved the drug in late December. In that study, eyelashes typically grew 25% longer, 106% thicker and 18% darker. Those are pretty impressive results!
Common questions about LATISSE™;
What is LATISSE™ (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.03%?
LATISSE™ solution is a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis used to grow eyelashes, making them longer, thicker and darker.
How does LATISSE™ work?
The active ingredient in LATISSE™ is 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.
How soon will you see results?
LATISSE™ users may see results starting at 4 weeks with full results after 16 weeks. The growth is gradual overnight, over time.
Is LATISSE™ different from nonprescription products that indicate eyelash growth?
LATISSE™ solution is the first and only prescription treatment approved by the FDA for inadequate or insufficient eyelashes, growing them longer, fuller and darker.
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