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.
WHAT IS LATISSE?
LATISSE is the first a solution approved by the FDA and prescribed by our physician to treat hypotrichosis to grow eyelashes and make them longer, thicker and darker.HOW DOES LATISSE WORK?LATISSE seems to affect the growth phase of your eyelashes by increasing the duration of this phase and increasing the number of hairs in their growth phase. This enables your lashes can grow longer, thicker and darker.
HOW DO I RECEIVE LATISSE TREATMENTS?
You will apply LATISSE once-a-day yourself each evening to the base of the upper eyelashes. Simply follow the basic guidelines in the product package and your results will come gradually over time. Great results don’t happen overnight. They are gradual. We recommend that you take a “Before” photograph of yourself prior to beginning your LATISSE treatments. Most patients generally begin to see results in about four weeks. Taking additional photographs about every four weeks will help you see the full effect of your eyelash transformation.
No, LATISSE does not replace your mascara. However, mascara is a great complement to LATISSE to help make your new longer eyelashes look even longer and more attractive.
Your eyelashes will return to their previous appearance over several weeks if you stop using LATISSE.
WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS OF LATISSE?
Some patients have reported that after using LATISSE solution they experienced an itching sensation in the eyes and/or eye redness. Other cause other less common side effects on the skin close to where LATISSE is applied include skin darkening, eye irritation, dryness of the eyes, and redness of the eyelids.
This is a common skin condition in which areas of skin become darker than the surrounding skin color and may be a possible side effect of LATISSE. It is caused by an increase in the brown pigment that produces normal skin color, in the skin.
Patients using a similar drug, placed directly into the eye, to treat elevated intraocular pressure/glaucoma have experienced a change in the color of their iris pigment. However, patients using LATISSE have not reported any iris pigment changes. This is most likely because LATISSE is only 5% of the volume an is applied to the base of the upper eyelashes vs.. when applied directly into the eye. Most of LATISSE is absorbed by the skin at the upper eyelid margin.
IS LATISSE SAFE?LATISSE is an FDA-approved prescription treatment for hypotrichosis used to grow eyelashes, making them longer, thicker and darker. The FDA reviewed the LATISSE clinical study and found the product to be safe and effective for its intended use if used as prescribed.