Latisse is a prescription topical solution that you apply to your eyelashes to make them thicker, longer and darker. I never used Latisse because I thought my lashes were already dark, thick and long. But a few months ago I started applying Latisse to my brows and with what was left on the brush I put on my lash line. I have had so many compliments on my lashes that I am currently obsessed with my new lash look. This week our skin care consultant Kyana blogs about Latisse, her favorite product. Kyana is a shining star. She has an infectiously sweet smile. She always has a positive attitude and will most certainly be someone that genuinely gives you the “feel goods”. She is someone that I truly enjoy being around at work because she brightens even the gloomiest of days. I hope you all have a little better day after checking out at Johnson Dermatology with Kyana. This weekend read what she has to teach us all about Latisse. From Kyana…..
Latisse is by far one of my favorite skin care products. I truly believe that first impression is crucial in our everyday life. One morning I came in to work and in less than 7 seconds Nina said “I love your skin!” This gave me confidence for the rest of the week. Every interview I have been on has taught me that I have 7 seconds to make that “wow” factor. Now all my first impressions are telling me how long and beautiful my lashes are since I started using Latisse! Latisse takes 16 weeks to see optimal results. It makes the lashes thicker, darker and fuller. It’s made by the Allergan Company and they have a loyalty program called Brilliant Distinctions. When you get your Latisse at Johnson Dermatology you will earn 150 points with the purchase of a 10 week kit and that is a $10 coupon for your next purchase towards the SkinMedica skincare line, Botox, Juvederm or Voluma.
Patients ask us all the time about the difference between Latisse and eye extensions so I would like to explain the differences here.
Eye lash extensions: They can range from $150 to $500 for first set. It takes up to 3 hours scheduled time to have the first set of lashes put in place. They last about 3-4 weeks then you can schedule monthly maintenance appointments that typically last about an hour. When looking for a professional lash expert, make sure the adhesive glue is FDA approved. Sometimes lash adhesive glue can cause irritation on eyes. After the lashes are in place there are care instructions. Depending on the type of lashes, your lash specialist will tell you how to take care of them. For about 24-48 hours you cannot get them wet or rub them. You will need to use oil-free based products. They are artificial and range in length, color and thickness.
Latisse: At Johnson Dermatology the 10 week kit costs $179. According to www.GoodRx.com ,(a website that helps you find local drug prescription prices cheap, highly recommend) Walgreens sells the 10 week kit for $188. Be careful because the lower prices at local pharmacies are usually the 5 week kit so verify size of bottle when you price check. Latisse is easy to use. The kit consists of brushes and the Latisse bottle. Put one drop on the brush and swipe along lash line. We recommend using it in the morning although it is okay to use at night too and it takes less than a minute to apply. After you have applied daily for 16 weeks, apply once to twice a week for maintenance. If you choose either Latisse or Lash Extensions please research the pros and cons!
Allergan is currently having a special, if you buy the 10 week kit the company Allergan will send you a free 5 week kit which will complete the 16 weeks. Come see me anytime to talk about your lashes! Latisse is a prescription you will need from one of our providers but any of our skin care consultants can assist you with any questions.
Thank you Kyana for this excellent guest blog post. I have so enjoyed hearing from all of our skin care consultants on my blog. Hope you all enjoyed the series as much as I have.
See all you shining stars this week at the clinic!