Have you always wanted long, thick, dark eyelashes?

A new product is now available that can give you beautiful eyelashes without mascara.

LATISSE™ was FDA approved last month for the treatment of hypotrichosis, another name for inadequate or not enough eyelashes. LATISSE™ is believed to affect the growth phase of the eyelash hair to increase its length and to increase the number of hairs in the growth phase. In clinical studies, patients saw significant improvement within 8 weeks of treatment.

The most common side effects are eye itching and redness which occurred in less than 4% of patients. Less common side effects included skin hyperpigmentation, dry eye symptoms and redness of the eyelid. LATISSE™ is available by prescription only and is distributed in physicians’ offices. It is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to bimatopost and it is important to have your eye care specialist evaluate for glaucoma if you have risk factors or a family history.

LATISSE™ is easy to apply after make-up removal at night. The onset of effect is gradual and eyelashes are expected to return to their previous appearance over several weeks to months after treatment is stopped.

Take a glance at your current lashes and call the KONOWAL VISION CENTER at (239) 948-7555 to find out if LATISSE™ is right for you.