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My Eyelashes Have Thinned Out: Can You Help?

My Eyelashes Have Thinned Out Can You Help

Long, thick, luxurious lashes make your eyes look bigger and form a perfect frame for the “windows to your soul.” Unfortunately, not everyone’s born with beautiful lashes. Even if you once had thick, long lashes, they may have thinned with age or because of a disease or medication. Having shorter or thinner eyelashes than normal may indicate a condition called hypotrichosis.

John Ghobrial, MD, an expert ophthalmologist, also recognizes how important looking and feeling your best is for your self-confidence and your health. That’s why he and our team at Eye Associates of Monmouth in Colts Neck, New Jersey, offer cosmetic services, including Latisse® for lashes, in addition to eye exams and treatments.

If you’d like longer, thicker lashes without mascara or false lashes, Latisse transforms your dream into reality. Here’s what you need to know about how to frame your eyes more perfectly with lusher lashes from Latisse, whether you have hypotrichosis or just want to improve your lashes.

Latisse works while you sleep

Although you may not be able to learn a new language by listening to audio lessons while you dream, you can grow your lashes longer. Latisse is an FDA-approved topical solution of 0.03% bimatoprost ophthalmic solution. You carefully dab Latisse onto your upper eyelid margin at the base of your lashes before you go to bed.

While you sleep, Latisse accelerates the growth rate of your eyelashes so they become longer and sometimes darker. In many cases, Latisse also causes you to grow more lashes, creating a heavier and lusher fringe.

Latisse takes time

Because Latisse works with the natural growth rate of your eyelashes, you don’t see a change overnight. Instead, your lashes grow longer and thicker over time as old lashes fall out and new growth, nourished by Latisse, replaces them.

You should notice thicker, longer, and possibly darker lashes by week 16. However, you may notice changes as soon as week 4. 

You can see some of the dramatic results of women who improved their eyelashes with Latisse here. You must continue to use Latisse daily to maintain your new lash growth. If you discontinue Latisse, your eyelashes eventually return to the length and thickness they were before treatment.

Latisse is safe for all ages

Latisse is only available by prescription. It was approved by the FDA for eyelash growth in 2008, and since then, almost 9 million Latisse kits have been sold. 

Latisse’s long safety record means that it’s appropriate for all ages. If your child has lost their lashes due to alopecia areata or cancer treatments, you can use Latisse to help them regrow their eyelashes. Children should use Latisse only under adult supervision.

We make sure that Latisse is right for you or your child before prescribing it. You might not be able to use Latisse if you have:

  • Glaucoma
  • Eye disease
  • Eye pressure problems
  • Allergies to Latisse’s ingredients

You can continue to use contact lenses, mascara, and false eyelashes with Latisse. However, take out your contacts and remove any eye makeup or false lashes before applying Latisse at bedtime.

To find out if Latisse is right for you, contact our friendly team at Eye Associates of Monmouth today. Call our office, send us a secure online message, or book a consultation using our online scheduling tool.

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