Enjoy Beautiful Eyelashes with Latisse

Latisse® in Portland, ME

Latisse® in Portland, ME

There’s an exciting new product available for those who are unhappy with the appearance of their eyelashes — Latisse®. In clinical studies, 78% of participants saw significant overall eyelash improvement.

Latisse® is a prescription solution applied topically to eyelashes to help them grow longer, darker and fuller. Originally, it was approved to treat the medical condition hypotrichosis, which is the inability to grow eyelashes, or not having enough eyelashes. Latisse®, or bimatoprost ophthalmic solution 0.03 %, causes eyelashes to gradually grow longer and darker over a treatment course of 16 weeks. It is an FDA-approved treatment and is now available to our Portland-area patients.

In the studies, patients reported an average of 25 % increase in eyelash length, 106% increase in fullness, and 18% increase in darkness of lashe, so if you have issues with thin, pale or short lashes, Latisse® can help with those conditions.

What to Expect

At Cosmetic Enhancement Center of New England, we prescribe Latisse® after an appointment with one of our doctors, as it is a medical prescription and we want to be sure you are under a doctor’s care while using it. Some medical conditions or other prescriptions may also interfere with using Latisse®, and we want to keep our patients in the best possible health!

Once you’ve been approved to start applying Latisse® to your eyelashes, have patience. The treatment works gradually, with the first results not typically seen for 4 to 6 weeks. The entire course of treatment — when you can expect to see full, dramatic results — takes up to 16 weeks.

Application is easy, but must follow certain guidelines. Latisse® shouldn’t be applied to lower lashes, and precautions against infection should always be taken with fresh applicators and solution with each daily use. It’s important to use daily if you want to follow the course of the treatment for your best results. We also recommend applying the solution at night, as part of your regular nighttime routine. Contact lenses shouldn’t be worn while applying Latisse®.


The first thing that happens is that eyelashes begin to show changes in length. Over time, you’ll see thicker and darker lashes as well. If you are pleased with your results by week 8 of treatment, don’t discontinue the application; your results at 16 weeks will be even more spectacular!

If you stop using Latisse®, lashes do return to their original appearance over time, in several weeks or even months. Results also can differ from eye to eye and person to person, with variances in eyelash length, thickness, darkness and number of lashes. Some people who use Latisse® report darkening of their irises, eyelid skin darkening, or stray eyelashes growing outside the treatment area.

There can be side effects, which you should always consult with our doctors about. Common complaints include itchy or red eyes, but careful application can help mitigate those problems.

Ask our doctors at Cosmetic Enhancement Center of New England about the possibility of ongoing use of Latisse®, or call us with any other questions about this exciting treatment.

Get Fuller, Longer and Darker Lashes with Latisse

Latisse® in Portland, ME

Latisse® in Portland, ME

There are a lot of women out there who are tired of applying mascara to their eyelashes every day. Others who need even more enhancement are tired of applying false eyelashes either on their own or going to a salon to have this done professionally. In addition to the work it requires, it is also expensive. Thick mascara and fake eyelashes are sometimes very obvious. Many individuals who are interested in having fuller, longer and darker eyelashes that are natural are turning to Latisse®. This is a product that has been approved by the FDA for this purpose.

During clinical studies, Latisse® has proven to have fantastic results when it comes to improving thin, light and short eyelashes. Studies have shown that patients can expect their eyelashes to be at least 18 percent darker using the product. They can also expect their lashes to increase in length by 25 percent, and in thickness by more than 100 percent! Clinical studies also showed that individuals can experience the full effect of the Latisse® after using it for 12 weeks.

When a patient is considering which product to use to enhance their eyelashes, they do not have to make many decisions. Latisse® is the only product that is currently approved by the FDA to improve the appearance of a person’s eyelashes. There are other eyelash products that are on the market, but most of these are only used as conditioners. Latisse® is the only product that has proven that it can help the eyelashes to grow.

It is important for you to visit our physicians when you are considering Latisse®. This product is only available through prescription by a medical professional. When you come in for a consultation, we will discuss all of the details of the product. We will also instruct you on how to use Latisse® properly.

Many individuals wonder if they can use Latisse® even though they wear contacts. Many contact wearers are great Latisse® candidates. However, when a person applies the product on their lash line, they must remove their contact lenses. After about 15 minutes, they can replace their contacts.

When you are given a Latisse® prescription, you will be given small brushes that can be used to apply the product. These brushes are only meant to be used once. The Latisse® prescription is meant to last for 30 days.

Latisse® can help you to achieve longer, fuller and thicker eyelashes. To find out if this product is right for you, make an appointment at the Cosmetic Enhancement Center of New England, with locations in Portland and Waterville. Our team of professionals can help you achieve your aesthetic goals for your lashes. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.