Lash lengthening truths

The buzz is all around about lash lengthening formulas.  Are they safe?  Are they being administered by unskilled people?  should it be more regulated?

This seems to be a pattern each time something new and fabulous comes out on the market.  Botox, teeth whitening, now lash formulas.

There are many products that should only be administered by a doctor.  Having had Botox, Juvederm, Perlane and Restylane before, I can tell you that I would never go cheaper to compromise skill and experience.  I will only go to a nurse or doctor who has proven experience.

The lash debate seems a bit different.  It’s not as invasive.  But there are many different formulas.  Latisse, for example, is supposed to be administered via prescription after a physical visit to a doctor’s office…not via your salon stylist who cuts your hair or the one who gives you a facial.  See the article in the New York Times.  There can be side effects to this and other products.  Be sure to do your homework, ask questions.

I’ve seen Latisse in action.  I had been grabbing glimpses of a friend’s lashes and finally asked her point blank if she was wearing fakes.  She had been using Latisse (obtained via prescription from a medical spa with doctor on board).  I was amazed.  Her lashes were long and thick.  She even said they would brush her sunglasses sometimes.  Wow!

My personal experience is with RapidLash.  I bought some via a sale at HauteLook and have seen results in about 3 weeks.  While I don’t notice fuller lashes, I do have longer ones.  Some longer than others.

Whatever lash product you may be thinking of using, investigate, ask questions and make sure you don’t buy from someone not licensed to sell it.  Feel free to leave a comment about your own experience with lash lengthening products.

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