(PRWEB) September 19, 2013
When Demi Lovato revealed that her signature eyebrows were a result of using LATISSE eyelash serum it put the spotlight on how some users are now applying the product beyond their lash line. "I used LATISSE® on my brows and they took over my role as a judge on the X Factor," Lovato told 92.3 NOW in a recent interview. "It’s a miracle."
LATISSE is a product Allergan that became FDA-approved for eyelash growth in 2008. The prescription drug is able to reverse hypotricosis (inadequate or not enough eyelashes) through the ingredient bimatoprost. Bimatoprost was discovered while researchers were conducting a clinical trial of another drug used to correct intraocular pressure (IOP). Researchers noticed that the trial participants were experiencing lash growth as a side effect of the IOP prescription.
Not long afterward, Allergan researchers began developing and testing what would later become LATISSE. The results were astounding – 78% of trial participants experienced significant lash growth.
It is not fully understood how and why LATISSE works. Doctors and researchers believe that the bimatoprost extends the anagen phase, or growth cycle, of eyelashes. This leads to more eyelashes remaining in the growth phase at a given period of time thus fullness is greatly improved, as is the length of lashes.
What to Know Before You Grow Eyebrows with LATISSE
LATISSE hasn’t been approved by the FDA for use on the eyebrows. Safety and effectiveness would have to be documented before the FDA would give its approval for using the product anywhere but the upper eyelids.
That said, many doctors have noted that patients have seen positive results are using LATISSE on their eyebrows. If you are considering using it on your eyebrows it is suggested that you discuss it with your physician or provider.
The product can cause darkening of the skin where it is applied. Though this is usually temporary, applying the product to the eyebrows can lead of unwanted pigment changes on surrounding areas.
You might get more growth than expected. Because LATISSE is not yet approved for eyebrows there is no recommendations on proper usage for achieving the best results.
To learn more about LATISSE products, view before and after photos or to purchase LATISSE online without having to schedule doctor’s appointment, please visit: http://www.latissedoctor.com.
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