Some people are born with thick, full eyelashes, and some of us just aren’t. And to add insult to injury, some of us lose those thick eyelashes as we age and our bodies decide not to put as much energy into replacing the lashes that fall out naturally over time. There are several options to combat this issue from using multiple layers of mascara every morning – and taking the time to remove them every night – to getting individual lash extensions applied. But there’s also another option. It’s a pharmaceutical that actually encourages your body to grow longer, thicker eyelashes. It’s called Latisse.\r\n\r\nIt began in 2001 as an eye-drop form of glaucoma medication manufactured by Allergan. Eye doctors noticed that their patients using the drops also developed longer, thicker eyelashes over time, and that lead to further research about using it for cosmetic purposes as well. The FDA approved this additional use in 2008, and Latisse was born.\r\n\r\nResearch showed that Latisse worked to promote longer, thicker eyelash growth with continued use. It’s quite simple to use. Using the sterile applicators included with the product, you simply dab the liquid along your upper lash line. Be sure that your makeup has been completely removed and that your face is clean before applying, and that you’ve removed your contact lenses, too. Make it a part of your nightly routine, and you’ll begin to see results after the first two months.\r\n\r\nClinical studies showed a 25% increase in lash length at the end of a four-month trial period. During that time there was also a 106% increase in lash thickness and fullness, and lashes were darker by about 18% too. The best part is that this is a very safe product for most people to use.\r\n\r\nIf you’re ready to grow longer, thicker lashes of your own come and speak with us here at the Golla Center for Plastic Surgery & Spa. We have professional advice and the best technology available to answer all of your cosmetic questions. And with nine locations in Pennsylvania and West Virginia – three of them in the Pittsburgh area alone – you’re never far away. Give us a call today on 412-963-6677 to schedule your consultation, or send us an email at You can also use our convenient mobile app to instantly make your own appointment. It’s available for free download from Google or iTunes.