Latisse is known to successfully help grow sparse and then lashes, transforming them to look and get darker, fuller, and longer lashes, but have you considered using Latisse on your eyebrows? Eyebrows are a key feature of the face and play a principal role in determining facial expression and aesthetics.
The shape and movement of the eyebrows play a notable role in a person’s ability to communicate effectively. Due to this and the vain desire for thicker and fuller eyebrows, there has been an increase of Latisse being used on eyebrows as well as lashes. We will dive into how to apply Latisse on eyebrows, successfully.
Disclaimer: Latisse is only approved by the Food and Drug Administration for eyelash hair growth. Physicians can legally prescribe it for eyebrow growth as an off-label use if they think it is appropriate.
There are a few reasons a doctor may prescribe a drug or medicine to treat a condition that the drug is not approved for: you have tried all approved treatments without seeing results or benefits, there may not be an approved drug to treat your condition. This is where “off-label” drug use derives from. This means the drug is prescribed in a different dose, given in a different way (the drug is approved as a capsule but given orally), or you and your healthcare provider decide to use an approved drug for an unapproved use.
Latisse on eyebrows?
As stated above, Latisse is not an established therapy for eyebrow hair loss and has not been officially approved for this purpose but recent studies have shown that it does indeed work.
In a recent study, researchers separated subjects into three separate groups. Two of the groups were ordered to apply Latisse or bimatoprost 0.03% either once or twice a day. The third group was provided a placebo and instructed to use it the same way.
Once the study was completed, results revealed majority of the subjects disclosed they felt “mostly satisfied” or “very satisfied” with the appearance of their Latisse brows after the seven-month study was complete. With that being said, the study revealed that Latisse is a “Safe, well-tolerated, and effective treatment for hypotrichosis” of the eyebrows in this population.
Improvements in brow hair growth and subject satisfaction appeared within 1 to 2 months and were sustained throughout study treatment. The safety profile of bimatoprost in this one study is in line with that shown in previously large, controlled studies of bimatoprost for the treatment of eyelash hypotrichosis.” To sum? Adverse effects were not observed. To read more about the study, click here.
How long does it take for Latisse to work on eyebrows?
According to several studies, using bimatoprost solution 0.03%, or Latisse, to the eyebrows once daily, preferably before bed, for seven to nine months will increase overall eyebrow fullness and darkness. As with Latisse, if you miss an application to use, do not double the next as it will not make a difference in the brows hair growth.
How To Apply Latisse?
When applying Latisse to the eyebrows, it is recommended they are applied on a clean face after your skincare routine, before bedtime. Put one drop on the provided Latisse applicator, apply on the eyebrows as if you are combing through them. Be sure to alternate brushing the brows on each side to ensure one does not receive more attention than the other.
As always with Latisse, the hair will grow where you apply the product so be sure to take your time to use and avoid applying one on your skin.
Similar to lashes, eyebrows tend to grow in a 3 to 4 time cycle, so as difficult as it may be, you should avoid tweezing or waxing any hairs until after twelve weeks have passed.
Other options for thicker eyebrows
Our recommendations to fight brow hair loss are abstaining from tweezing or waxing the brows regularly, and avoid pulling, rubbing or tugging the brows too vigorously from the side. If you are looking for a quick solution that does not involve Latisse, there are other popular semi-permanent options to use that relieve you of your daily eyebrow duties.
Microblading is a form of a semi-permanent tattoo procedure where a special tool is used to draw strokes that mimic the appearance of real brow hairs, giving the patient, the desired look of fuller, darker, longer brows. If the process sounds similar to getting a tattoo, you are correct.
One key difference is the ink that is used is far less concentrated than that of a regular tattoo and is specifically formulated for microblading. Also, the effects last up to twelve months. Afterward, the pigment fades leaving the skin and your natural brows exactly as they were! So, if you were happy with the results over time, be sure to make an appointment to repeat the process!
Tinting involves applying semi-permanent dye onto your brows to achieve the desired shape, giving the appearance of thicker, fuller brows. How does it work? According to The List, ”Dye is first applied in the direction of hair growth and then a second layer is applied in the opposite direction.” It is then left on the brows to attain the strongest color and then any excess is wiped away. That is it! You will need to avoid getting your eyebrows wet for twelve hours, and you will need to clean the area with gel or cream-based cleansers.
Your service provider should have recommendations for you to use and take. The color should last anywhere between three to six weeks and it is recommended to get a touch up every four to six weeks to maintain the color. However, we must note, eyebrow hair tinting is not 100% safe and it is not FDA approved.
3. Eyebrow Extensions
Similar to hair extensions or eyelash extensions, eyebrow extensions involve gluing hair to your existing eyebrows hairs, or the skin itself. The process is straight-forward, after coming up with the best brow shape for your face, the licensed aesthetician applies the hairs to either the skin or the existing eyebrow hairs using a special glue and tweezers and build your brows with the hair with the goal to make your brows look naturally fuller, darker, and longer.
The post-procedure care is similar to eyelash extensions and tinting, a 24-hours of no water and steering clear of oil-based products. The extensions you get last two to three weeks with the hairs falling out on their own. You also have the option to go back for fills as you do with eyelash extensions.
So, what do you think of the results? Are you willing to apply Latisse to your eyebrows? Let us know in the comments below for any help!