Are you frustrated by thin, weak, pale or short eyelashes? Wondering how to get fuller eyelashes? LATISSE® solution is a prescription for hypotrichosis used to grow eyelashes, making them longer, thicker and darker. Eyelash enhancers like Latisse are applied with a disposable applicator.
How does LATISSE work?
LATISSE® is believed to affect the growth (anagen) phase of the eyelash hair cycle in two ways: first, it increases the length of this phase; and second, it increases the number of hairs in this growth phase.
When do I see results?
Usually there are results at 8 weeks with full results at 12 to 16 weeks. The growth is gradual overnight, over time.
What happens if I stop using Latisse?
If you stop using LATISSE, your eyelashes return to their previous appearance over several weeks to months.
What are the possible side effects of LATISSE Treatment?
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. 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 you develop a new 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, you should immediately seek your physician’s advice concerning the continued use of LATISSE® solution.
Latisse treatment is also part of the Briliant Distinctions rewards program from Allergan. We are a Brilliant Distictions member office.
What should I do if I wear contact lenses?
Contact lenses should be removed prior to application of LATISSE® and may be reinserted 15 minutes following its administration.
Who should NOT use LATISSE®?
Do not use LATISSE® solution if you are allergic to one of its ingredients, including:
bimatoprost; benzalkonium chloride; sodium chloride; sodium phosphate, dibasic; citric acid; and purified water.
Are there any special warnings associated with LATISSE® use?
If you are using LUMIGAN® or other products in the same class for elevated intraocular pressure (IOP), or if you have a history of abnormal IOP, you should only use LATISSE® under the close supervision of your physician.LATISSE® use may cause darkening of the eyelid skin which may be reversible. LATISSE® use may also cause increased brown pigmentation of the colored part of the eye which is likely to be permanent.
It is possible for hair growth to occur in other areas of your skin that LATISSE® frequently touches. Any excess solution outside the upper eyelid margin should be blotted with a tissue or other absorbent material to reduce the chance of this from happening. It is also possible for a difference in eyelash length, thickness, fullness, pigmentation, number of eyelash hairs, and/or direction of eyelash growth to occur between eyes. These differences, should they occur, will usually go away if you stop using LATISSE treatment.
Contact us about your Latisse treatment
Appointments are always available for your initial prescription, and should you be a candidate for treatment, we have it in stock in our office.