Lengthy Lashes for You

Latisse grand rapidsMost women wish they had longer, thicker, darker eyelashes. That’s why we spend so much time brushing them with mascara. Some women even go to extremes, applying fake eyelashes every day before they leave the house.

But you can grow your own long, beautiful lashes with Latisse at Elite Plastic Surgery. Latisse is the first and only FDA-approved prescription treatment for growing longer, fuller, darker eyelashes.

Grow my own? How?

When our Elite patients first hear about Latisse, they are skeptical. “I’ve had thin, gutless eyelashes my entire life, and now that’s magically going to change?”

It’s true. Latisse initiates the hair on your eyelashes to grow longer and thicker. The discovery of Latisse was accidental. Allergan was working on an eyedrop to relieve intraocular pressure in the eye (the cause of glaucoma). Subjects in the test found that their eyelashes grew during the study, so Allergan began testing the active ingredient, bimatoprost, specifically for growing eyelashes. It proved effective, and the FDA approved it in December 2008. It is believed that the bimatoprost increases the anagen phase (that’s the growth phase) of the eyelashes.

You apply Latisse nightly on the upper lash, just like eyeliner. The bimatoprost in Latisse stimulates the lashes to grow. The treatment works gradually, and your eyelashes will experience real growth over time, generally 12 to 16 weeks. But you must stay with it — once you start the treatment, the topical solution must be applied continuously each night until you achieve the desired results.

True results

When Latisse was tested, it was shown effective in 78% of the participants at the end of the 16-week test period. Specifically, patients using Latisse experienced a:

  • 25% increase in lash length
  • 106% increase in lash thickness/fullness
  • 18% increase in lash darkness

We’ll write your prescription for Latisse at Elite

Interested in having those long, thick eyelashes you’ve always wanted? See the team at Elite Plastic Surgery, and we’ll make sure Latisse could work for you and then write a prescription. Call us at 616-459-1907 for an appointment.


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