If you’d like thicker, fuller, longer eyelashes, Latisse® can help. Latisse® is an FDA-approved treatment which helps individuals to grow fuller, longer, darker eyelashes. Available through prescription, Latisse® is applied once nightly to the base of the upper eyelashes. Application is easy and quick and results are seen in as little as four weeks with full growth in 16 weeks.
Latisse® is different from other products because it produces real eyelash growth. After use the eyelashes do not just appear longer and thicker, they actually are longer and thicker. While the exact mechanism of action is not known, it’s believed that the active ingredient in Latisse®, bimatoprost, increases the length of the growth phase of the eyelash hair cycle as well as the number of hairs in the growth phase.
Latisse® is appropriate for most individuals who are interested in achieving thicker, fuller eyelashes. Latisse® should not be used on patients with a hypersensitivity to bimatoprost or other ingredients. Potential side effects may include an increase in color of the brown pigmentation of the eye, darkening of the eyelashes, hair growth where Latisse® comes in repeated contact with skin surfaces, itching of the eyes, eye redness, and dry eye.
Q – What is Latisse®
Latisse® is an FDA-approved, topical treatment for hypotrichosis, or inadequate or not enough eyelashes. Latisse® helps to grow longer, fuller eyelashes.
Q – How does Latisse® work?
Though it is not known how exactly Latisse® works, it is believed to affect the growth phase of the eyelash hair cycle in two ways: first, by increasing the length of the growth phase, and second by increasing the number of hairs in the growth phase.
Q – How do I apply Latisse®?
Patients should apply Latisse® nightly to a cleansed face using the provided sterile applicators. Contact lenses should be removed prior to application. One drop of the Latisse® solution is placed along the skin of the upper eyelid at the lashline. Latisse® should not be applied to the lower eyelashes.
Q – Can some people not use Latisse®?
Latisse® should not be used by individuals who are allergic to the active ingredient, bimatoprost, or other ingredients.
Q – Can Latisse® be used on the upper and lower eyelids?
Latisse® should only be used on the upper eyelids.
Q – What happens if I discontinue using Latisse®?
Patients who discontinue use of Latisse® will see their eyelashes gradually return to their original state over the course of several weeks to months.
Q – What are the risks or side effects of Latisse®?
Potential side effects when using Latisse® may include darkening of the brown pigmentation of the eye, eyelash darkening, hair growth along skin where Latisse® repeatedly comes into contact with, dry eye, eye redness, and itching of the eye.
Q – Can I use mascara when using Latisse®?
Yes, you can use mascara when using Latisse.
Q – When will I see the results of Latisse®?
The results of Latisse® occur gradually, with most patients seeing significant improvement after two months. Results may be seen as early as four weeks with full results at sixteen weeks.