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Why You Should Use Latisse Instead Of Eye Lash Extensions

October 21, 2013



LATISSE™ is the first and only science-based treatment approved by the FDA for lengthening, thickening and darkening eyelashes. It was a glaucoma drug which was noted to grow eyelashes.

LATISSE™ is a once-daily treatment applied to the base of the upper eyelashes with a sterile, single-use-per-eye disposable applicator. When dabbed daily along the lash line of the lids,

LATISSE™ works to stimulate growth from the lash follicles. You can expect to experience longer, fuller and darker eyelashes in as little as eight weeks, with full results in 16 weeks. A maintenance regimen can then be continued. In time, you’ll see the full effect of

LATISSE™ — and so will others.

LATISSE™ is a prescription medication which should only be provided by a qualified physician. After evaluation from Dr. Olson, she will safely and effectively prescribe Latisse for maximum results. Doctor Olson, an Ophthalmic Facial Plastic Surgeon and Board Certified Ophthalmologist, has extensive experience and knowledge in the care of the eyes. LATISSE™ (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.03% enhances eyelash prominence as measured by increases in length, thickness and darkness of lashes.

American Academy of Ophthalmology Warns Consumers about the Dangers of Eyelash Extensions

The American Academy of Ophthalmology cautions consumers about the dangers of cosmetic eyelash extensions and the adhesives used to apply them to eyelids. Specific dangers of using these extensions include:

  • Infection of the cornea
  • Infection of the eyelid
  • Swelling of the eyelid
  • Permanent or temporary loss of eyelashes

A 2013 article published in Consumer Reports titled, "Eyelash extensions can pose health risks," discusses several cases in which patients experienced infections and allergic reactions to formaldehyde-based adhesives used with eyelash extensions.

Given the risks, the American Academy of Ophthalmology urges consumers to use caution if considering eyelash extensions. For consumers who choose to use eyelash extensions, the Academy offers the following advice:

  • Ensure that the aesthetician is certified and working at a reputable establishment.
  • Check that the aesthetician practices adequate hand washing and proper hygiene.
  • Check the eyelash adhesive ingredients before use.

Anyone who experiences an infection, allergic reaction or other irritation from using eyelash extensions or other eye products should immediately see an ophthalmologist – a medical doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and medical and surgical treatment of eye conditions.


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