What is Latisse?
Latisse™ is the first and only FDA approved prescription medication to treat hypotrichosis (thinning eye lashes). This product is a topically applied serum that will gradually make your lashes dramatically longer, thicker, and darker.
Who should use Latisse?
If you have been unhappy with the length, thickness, or darkness of your eye lashes, Latisse will work for you. Because it lengthens the growth phase of eyelashes, most patients will see lash growth with Latisse. Latisse should not be used if you have eye pressure problems, are at risk for glaucoma, or are allergic to any of the ingredients in Latisse. You should also not use Latisse if you are pregnant.
How do I use Latisse?
Latisse is applied once a day at night time. Using the supplied brushes, you will sweep the product along your lash line (just as you would with eyeliner). Each kit will come with 60 brushes and a bottle of product that should last a month. Use one brush per eye each night until the kit is depleted.
How soon will I see results with Latisse?
Most patients will see significant results after 2 months of treatment. Full growth occurs gradually over the course of treatment (usually about 4 months). After that time, you can use it less frequently, such as twice weekly if economy is desired.
What are the possible side effects?
The most common side effects are mild and temporary and generally dissipate after a few weeks of using Latisse. These are mainly eye redness and itching. Less common side effects include eye lid dryness, skin darkening, and eye irritation. Rarely, there has been reported darkening of the iris (the colored part of the eye) from hazel to brown.
Things to Remember:
1) Remove your make-up and contact lenses before applying Latisse.
2) If you miss a night, do not try to apply Latisse twice in one day. Simply continue using one drop per eye lid the next night and thereafter.
3) If you stop using Latisse, your lashes will eventually return to their original state.
4) You can continue to wear make-up and mascara while using Latisse.