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Latisse Eyelash Treatment

An Innovation in Beautiful Eyelashes

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If your eyelashes are thinning over time or are just not enough, LATISSE can grow your lashes longer, fuller and darker. This FDA-approved prescription treatment for inadequate or insufficient eyelashes works over a 16-week period to give you stunning lashes without the need for extensions.

LATISSE® makes lash growth possible because of the active ingredient bimatoprost. Research suggests that the growth of eyelashes occurs by increasing the percentage of hairs in, and the duration of, the anagen phase (or growth phase) of the hair cycle.

Latisse is easy to use, FDA-approved and effective. It's a once-a-day treatment you apply topically to the base of your upper eyelashes. Patients in a clinical trial saw results gradually over time, starting at 4 weeks with full results after 16 weeks.

Latisse Frequently Asked Questions

What is Latisse?

Latisse is an FDA-approved product to grow lashes longer, fuller, and darker for those who do not have enough lashes. It has been studied for safety and efficacy and is available only by prescription.

How does Latisse work?

We do not know exactly how Latisse works. However, we believe it does so by increasing the growth cycle (anagen) phase of your eyelash hair cycle. Anagen is the growth phase of all hair. We believe that it increases the length of the anagen phase and the number of hairs in this growth phase.

How soon will I see results?

Lash growth is gradual while using Latisse. Some may start to notice longer lashes after about a month, and many should experience full results in 16 weeks. Individual results may vary. Just like it takes some time for Latisse to work, if use of Latisse is discontinued, eyelashes will return to their previous appearance over the course of several weeks to months. After 16 weeks, talk with your doctor about ongoing use.

What is hypotrichosis?

Eyelash hypotrichosis is the medical name for having inadequate or not enough lashes. Eyelash hypotrichosis is defined as having lower than average length, thickness, and/or number of eyelashes.

Can Latisse harm my eyes?

Latisse is an ophthalmic solution. If any solution gets into the eye, it is not expected to cause harm. You do not need to rinse your eyes. Latisse is not an eye drop. DO NOT APPLY in your eye or to the lower lid. Please see the LATISSE Safety Information.

What are the potential side effects?

The most common side effects after using Latisse solution are an itching sensation in the eyes and/or eye redness. This was reported in approximately 4% of patients in the clinical study. Latisse solution may cause other less common side effects, which typically occur on the skin close to where Latisse is applied, or in the eyes. These include skin darkening, eye irritation, dryness of the eyes, and redness of the eyelids.

If Latisse patients develop a new or ocular condition (e.g., trauma or infection), experience a sudden decrease in visual acuity, have ocular surgery or develop any ocular reactions, particularly conjunctivitis and eyelid reactions, they should immediately seek their physicians’ advice concerning the continued use of Latisse solution.

Can Latisse change my eye color?

Latisse use may cause increased brown iris pigmentation of the colored part of the eye, which is likely to be permanent. While very infrequent, increased iris pigmentation has occurred when Latisse solution was administered. Do not apply Latisse in your eye or to the lower lid. Ask your doctor for complete application instructions.

Can Latisse darken my eyelids?

While this is a common concern, eyelid skin darkening is actually a less common side effect. In a study for FDA approval, localized skin darkening only occurred in approximately 2.9% of patients using Latisse. It’s caused by an increase in melanin close to where the solution is applied and is expected to reverse several weeks to months after discontinuing use of the product.

What happens if I stop using Latisse?

Just like it takes some time for Latisse to work to grow lashes, if you stop using the product, your eyelashes will gradually return to their previous appearance over the course of several weeks to months.

What if I forget to apply one night or a few mights?

If you miss an application or a few, don’t try to catch up. You don’t want to double up on your treatments. Just apply the Latisse treatment the next evening and restart your schedule.

Is Latisse a replacement for mascara?

Latisse does not work in place of mascara, but rather is a treatment to grow lashes for those with inadequate or not enough lashes and requires a prescription from a doctor.

Is there anyone who should not use Latisse?

Latisse is not appropriate for people who are allergic to bimatoprost or any other ingredient in the product. If you are under care for glaucoma, notify your ophthalmologist that you are using Latisse. As noted in the Latisse product label, people using medications for the treatment of any eye pressure problems should only use Latisse under close doctor care. Also, anyone with known or suspected active eye disease, or anyone who is at risk for eye disorders, should check with an eye doctor before using Latisse.

Can I use Latisse if I wear contacts?

Yes. Contacts should be removed before applying Latisse. Then wait for 15 minutes after applying Latisse before putting contacts back in.

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LATISSE is a once-a-day, FDA-approved prescription treatment that grows your own natural eyelashes longer, fuller and darker.

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