Eyelash Extensions vs. Latisse Southington, CT

When it comes to having long eyelashes, there are so many options. The most popular of all being eyelash extensions. But how do eyelash extensions measure up to the eyelash growing medication Latisse? At Re:nu 180 Medspa, we believe that it is better in the long run to go with Latisse than extensions. Eyelash extensions can cause more damage than good, while Latisse shows significant results. Below, we have outlined various reasons why it is better to choose this medication rather than using foreign materials.

What is Latisse?


Latisse is an FDA-approved topical medication that is used to stimulate the growth of natural eyelashes.

How does it work?

Latisse works by applying the topical medication on the base of the upper eyelashes, with a small brush. It is applied every night initially, but many people switch to every other night once they see their desired result. The medication can last anywhere from 3 to 6 months. Lash growth is usually seen after 4 to 8 weeks, and optimal growth is usually observed around 12 weeks.

What are Eyelash Extensions?


Eyelash extensions are lashes made with synthetic material that are applied to the individual lash. They are specifically applied by a trained lash technician who is certified with applying the lashes correctly.

How do Eyelash Extensions work?

The technician will separate the lashes and isolate the lash to apply the false extension. Then the false lash is dipped into the glue and then attached on to the end of the lash. The extensions last the entire lash cycle, then fall out with the lash at the end of the cycle. Because of lash fallout, it is recommended to come in for regular maintenance. It is recommended that clients should come in for refills every 3 to 4 weeks.

Should I choose Latisse or Eyelash Extensions?

As previously stated, Latisse is an FDA approved treatment that focuses on regrowth, strengthening and volume, while eyelash extensions use synthetic means to achieve the same result. However, there is an overwhelming benefit to using Latisse. It enhances your own eyelashes, so that you will have full, thick and beautiful lashes. Extensions on the other hand, can also help you achieve these results, however, the downside to using false lashes is that the glue can cause allergic reactions. It can also damage the lashes themselves if applied incorrectly and depending on the cleanliness of the technician, bacteria could be passed between eyes.

At Re:nu 180 Medspa in Southington, CT, we offer Latisse because of the improvement in lash quality and the fantastic results we see. Patients notice significant growth, strength and thickness in their lashes which weren’t there before.

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If you would like to learn more about which treatment is right for you, please schedule a complimentary consultation at Re:nu 180 Medspa. Christina Baden, ARPN, Medical Director is dedicated to giving you the best care in your aesthetic and personal wellness. So, visit us at our clinic in Southington, CT today and let us take care of you!

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