Breast Cancer Awareness Month is about education and honoring the fighters and survivors. An important part of breast cancer awareness involves knowing its symptoms, how to detect it, and what you can do to protect yourself and others from this disease.
Hair loss and chemotherapy
Millions of women have fought breast cancer, facing not only the battle of cancer itself, but also the difficult side effects from medications and treatment. Nausea, fatigue, and other issues can make daily life challenging. In addition, one of the most noticeable side effects during treatment is hair loss from chemotherapy. Many women lose most or all of their hair during chemo, and must learn to cope with a temporary loss of something that has been part of their identity and personality. Some women choose to wear wigs, scarves, or hats — while others prefer to show their head as it is without covering it.
Chemo-induced hair loss is not limited to just the head. Many women also lose their eyelashes, and are anxious to get them back when chemotherapy is finished. Eyelashes give your appearance an instant boost — dark eyelashes can make you look more awake, alert, and feminine. But false eyelashes and makeup can only do so much.
Using Latisse after chemotherapy
Fortunately, many women find that Latisse®, which is FDA approved to lengthen, darken, and thicken eyelashes, also works well for lashes lost to chemotherapy. It can provide you with a more healthy, youthful look as you move past your cancer treatment. Many women report that their new lashes help them to feel more youthful and like their former selves again. One of the lasting side effects of chemotherapy is lashes that grow in thinner or shorter than they once were. Sometimes, lashes may grow in and fall out again. Latisse can help combat these effects.
Latisse is a topical product that is applied to the lash line daily, and results are typically visible within a few weeks. If you’re anxious to get your eyelashes back as you recover from breast cancer, Latisse may help you start feeling like yourself again. Talk with your physician about whether Latisse may be a good option for you.
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