Latisse® is the first and only FDA approved treatment for growing fuller, longer, and darker eyelashes. Latisse® solution is a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis used to grow eyelashes, making them longer, thicker, and darker. Eyelash hypotrichosis is another name for having inadequate or not enough eyelashes.
If you are unhappy with the length, thickness, or color of your eyelashes, Latisse®-enhanced lashes may be for you. If you spend hours placing false eyelashes on your lids, Latisse® would definitely be a timesaving option. Latisse® may also help augment other facial procedures if you have had eyelid surgery or injectables. Latisse® is currently being studied to see if it can play a role in helping cancer patients who have lost their eyelashes. If you are taking antibiotics and heart medications or if you have certain diseases or allergies, you may not be a candidate. Pregnant women and people with skin infections of the eyelids should not use Latisse®. All of your concerns should be discussed with Dr. Darling at Total Skin Center in the Kansas City area before choosing Latisse®.
WHAT IS LATISSE®?
LATISSE® solution is used to grow eyelashes for individuals with inadequate eyelashes to make them thick, long, and dark.
HOW DOES LATISSE® WORK?
LATISSE® is a prescription only solution that interacts with the growth cycle of the eyelash hairs to increase the growth period and the number of hairs growing.
WHY DO I NEED TO SEE A DOCTOR TO GET LATISSE?
Since Latisse is a prescription drug the patient needs to be evaluated for any symptoms or conditions that would make Latisse inadvisable.
HOW OFTEN DO I USE IT?
The solution is applied once daily.
HOW DO I APPLY LATISSE® ?
A small brush is dipped into the solution and applied on the skin of the upper eyelid at the base of the eyelashes.
WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS?
Initial changes start at 4 weeks, are obvious in eight weeks, with the maximum effect achieved in approximately 16 weeks.
CAN I CONTINUE TO WEAR MASCARA WHILE USING LATISSE®?
Yes, you can use mascara in addition to LATISSE® solution.
WHAT IF I STOP USING LATISSE®?
Your eyelashes are expected to return to their previous appearance over several weeks to months.
IS LATISSE SAFE?
The safety and effectiveness of LATISSE® was shown in a clinical trial. Since this was originally a product that was put directly in the eye to treat Glaucoma, the product is very safe to use near the eye.
WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS WITH LATISSE®?
The most common side effects after using LATISSE® are eye itching or eye redness. These were reported by about 4% of users in clinical trial.1 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, or redness of the eyelids.1 If you develop a new eye condition (like an eye trauma or infection), experience a sudden decrease in vision, have eye surgery, or develop any eye reactions, particularly an infection and eyelid reactions, you should immediately talk to your doctor about whether or not to continue using LATISSE® solution.