Latisse has gotten hundreds of women who suffer from hypotrichosis, or thinning lashes, abuzz and the numbers of those interested in the product are continuing to grow. It is the first and only prescription treatment of its kind to be approved by the FDA. Unlike typical eyelash enhancers available on the market, you’ll need a prescription from your doctor to get your hands on a small bottle of it.
Allergen — the company behind Latisse — created an eye drop to help treat those with intraocular pressure. Many patients claimed that their eyelashes grew longer and darker after use of the eye drop, prompting Allergen to create an eyelash enhancing product commonly known as Latisse.
Hypotrichosis is a condition that plenty of elderly women are aware of. Experts conducting a study were able to conclude from that age can be responsible for the loss and thinning of eyelashes. Losing a couple of strands isn’t usually a problem, but when you’re a female, it’s a really big deal. Luscious eyelashes are every woman’s dream and they try and fulfil those dreams by packing on the mascara. Although it can make it seem like you have full lashes, it’s only temporary and for those who hardly have any eyelashes to begin with won’t see much of a transformation.
They claim that with the use of this product, you can obtain thicker, longer and even darker eyelashes within a 16 week period. The market that the company is targeting seems to be older women who have an inadequate count of lashes which is what Latisse is known to help with.
Because a prescription from your doctor is needed in order to use this, it cannot be purchased anywhere online and can only be found at your local drugstore. The price of the product will vary, but the introductory price should be around $100.00. In some areas, a bottle of it can sell for about $120.00.
If you want to get the results they are advertising, it could take up to 16 weeks before you even begin to notice an improvement with your eyelashes. An application every night before you doze off is required. Other than that, nothing more is needed but your eagerness and patience. Sixteen weeks is a long time to remember to apply the product, and you may have to learn how to adapt it into your daily regime.
A clinical trial consisting of 134 women over the age of 35 was conducted by Allergen. Results showed that the fullness of eyelashes improved in 91% of the women in the group. This is a fairly large percentage of women to have claimed there was an improvement with their lashes therefore proving to us that it really does work. Of course we all know that these company-sponsored tests should be taken with a grain of salt, but even if it is only half true that’s pretty good odds.
What People Are Saying
So how about people that weren’t in the test? What about people that got a prescription and started using it on their own. Feedback from women outside of the test group seemed to have received the same results. Within only weeks of using it, they observed their lashes growing longer and fuller. Even after 16 weeks, the same women still remain devoted to the product. Not everybody will have the same results though, of course, and anyone that tells you differently is just wrong.
There was a good handful of feedback from consumers who complained their eyelashes were falling out. This is actually a known side effect from using Latisse which is why the company recommends you speak with your doctors first before using the product.
There were also those who claimed they experienced slight pigmentation around the eyes. Discoloration of the skin around the eye area is also another known side effect of Latisse. The company has posted the findings on their website allowing potential clients as well as customers of the product already, to be aware of the issue. Allergen does state that if any pigmentation does occur, it may be reversible.
Lastly, users found that the price is extremely high. Who can blame them when a small 3ml bottle worth $120 is kind of pricey for a product that might not even work for you.
Final Latisse Review
Overall, most women who’ve used or are still using the Latisse seemed satisfied with the product, so we’re giving it a tentative Thumbs Up. If you want it bad enough to get a prescription and pay the high price, it had better work, right? If the list of known side effects doesn’t scare you and the price is seems reasonable, it might just be one of the best cosmetic products you buy, and fix your eyelash problem for good.