The Eyelash Enhancement Kit: Longer luscious lashes can be yours!Long eyelashes have always been considered a sign of beauty. Many of us use mascara, and other methods such as eyelash extensions to temporarily enhance the appearance of our eyelashes (and not without cost!). A number of non-mascara 'over the counter' cosmetic products are advertised to increase the length, fullness, and darkness of eyelashes, containing ingredients such as peptides, nutrients, vitamins (such as Biotin and Vit B 5) and possible prostaglandin analogues. However, as cosmetics, the efficacy of these products does not need to be scientifically evaluated or their safety fully studied. Most are applied to the skin of the upper-eyelid margin and the mechanisms by which they may affect eyelash growth are largely unknown and unproven. However, there is a medical grade alternative In Australia which can be used for the treatment of hypotrichosis (inadequate eyelashes). The active ingredient is a prescription item that makes eyelashes grow longer, thicker and darker. The drops contain a prostaglandin analogue, which most likely works by interacting with the prostaglandin receptors in the hair follicle and stimulating the follicles in the resting (telogen) phase to enter the growing (anagen) phase. It may also prolong the growth phase of eyelashes, leading to an increase in eyelash length. When applied to the base of the upper eyelashes nightly, eyelashes become thicker, longer, fuller and darker over a period of 3-4 months. It can also be used to improve sparse eyebrows. If you stop using the product, your eyelashes will usually return to their previous appearance over several weeks to months. If you have too few or short lashes, or sparse eyebrows, this may be the answer for you. Forget expensive eyelash extensions, false lashes and mascara. Natural, beautiful, long lashes can now be yours with the Eyelash Enhancement Kit available from Inner Sydney Dermatology. Please call us on 9739 6488 if you would like any further information.