Framed, bold eyebrows can transform your face, giving it personality and unique beauty. Unfortunately, not everyone is born with Cara Delevingne brows. People draw in thicker eyebrows everyday or take hair growth pills to achieve this thicker look. Recently, many have been experimenting with Latisse on their eyebrows. Just like eyelashes, eyebrows can unfortunately grow to be sparse and thin as you grow older. So can you use Latisse to help you grow your dream brows just like you can with eyelashes?
Though Latisse is only FDA-approved for the upper eyelashes and we only recommend it for the upper eyelashes, some people have found success after using Latisse on their eyebrows. Let’s take a deeper look at Latisse to better understand why this is.
WHAT IS LATISSE?
Latisse is actually the result of an accidental side effect of Lumigan, a glaucoma drug used to treat high eye pressure. Patients and doctors noticed that the side effects of Lumigan included an increase in the growth and thickness of lashes. This lead to a brilliant idea: Why not capitalize on this side effect and use the same solution in Lumigan to treat sparse eyelashes? After more testing and experimentation was completed, Latisse was finally created.
HOW DOES LATISSE WORK?
Interestingly enough, doctors aren’t exactly sure how Latisse works. They just know that it is extremely effective at treating patients with sparse eyelashes. Dr. Jeanine Downie, a dermatologist, states that she believes that Latisse increases the growth phase of your lashes’ life cycle. Like hair, eyelashes grow for a certain time and then eventually fall out. It is believed that Latisse makes the eyelash growth phase last longer and increases the number of eyelashes that sprout during this phase.
In a clinical study, patients who received Latisse experienced:
- Lash length increased by 25%
- Lash thickness/fullness increased by 106%
- Lash darkness increased by 18%
People who use Latisse typically apply one drop of the solution to an applicator. They then use the applicator brush to spread the solution across the lower base of the upper eyelid. For the best results, it is recommended that patients repeat this application once a day for 16 weeks, using a new applicator brush every day. For proper application, read the detailed instructions in your Latisse kit.
CAN YOU USE LATISSE FOR EYEBROWS?
Again, Latisse is only FDA-approved to treat your upper eyelashes. No scientific studies have proven that Latisse is effective on eyebrows yet. Regardless, people have experimented with using Latisse on their brows, and some dermatologists have even cautiously prescribed it to patients experiencing eyebrow loss when conventional treatments have failed them.
Since there is no proof that Latisse works for your eyebrows, we do not recommend that you use it to treat brow hair loss. Instead, try using proven hair growth treatments, such as Viviscal. We even offer Viviscal as a mail-order option for your convenience. Call us today! 312.335.2070