Always a difficult thing to deal with, cancer treatments can cause people to lose more than just the hair on their head. When a patient undergoes chemotherapy, they often lose hair all over their body, including their eyelashes. The cosmetic dermatologists of CLDerm in San Diego, CA are skilled in the use of Latisse eyelash treatment to aid in fuller, darker, and healthier looking lashes for their patients.
According to a new study lasting over a year, a group of more than 200 people who had experienced chemotherapy-induced hypotrichosis used Latisse in an attempt to aid in the thickening and re-growth of their upper and lower eyelashes. Basing the study on a four-point scale (zero being the lowest and starting point and four being the highest), the study found that by week 16, there had been a significant increase in patients who had seen a one-point increase in their eyelash growth. By month 12, nearly 90% of patients in the study had seen a minimum of a one-point jump, meaning there was an improvement in eyelash growth for nearly everyone in the study.
Upon completion of the experiment, it was also found that once patients stopped using Latisse, the results lasted for two months before their lashes began to slowly fade and become less prominent. This study gives hope to those suffering from chemotherapy-induced hypotrichosis, as the long-term effects of Latisse in cases such as this had previously never been documented.
What Is Latisse?
Latisse is the first FDA prescription treatment for hypotrichosis. Aimed at helping people re-grow their lashes into beautiful, fuller looking lashes, Latisse works by increasing the percentage of eyelash development when the eyelash is in its growth phase. Latisse can be applied directly to a person’s eyelashes one time a day, coming with separate applicator brushes for each use. Though Latisse is not permanent, its effects can last for a very long time and often times depends on the patient.
Obtaining Latisse can only be done by visiting a dermatologist, as a prescription is required and it’s important to understand exactly how the process works. When you meet with a cosmetic dermatologist, they will explain how to apply Latisse properly. You might be a good candidate for Latisse eyelash treatment if you’re unhappy with the current number or thickness of your eyelashes. During your initial consultation with a cosmetic dermatologist in San Diego, you’ll have a much better understanding about whether or not Latisse is a good treatment option for you.
Contact A San Diego Dermatologist Today
If you’re curious to whether or not the eyelash treatment Latisse would be right for you, feel free to contact the San Diego Dermatologists of Cosmetic Laser Dermatology today to schedule your initial consultation by contact today.
Our cosmetic dermatologists in San Diego can help you achieve the longer, fuller lashes of your dreams. Begin your journey today by visiting us on the web.