Since its FDA approval in December, 2008, Latisse® has become one of the highest rated cosmetic treatments according to consumer surveys. Thanks to proven efficacy, excellent safety record, and enthusiastic support of its user and spokesperson, actress Brooke Shields, Latisse® is now one of the most requested beauty treatments in the U.S. Like many medical breakthroughs, eyelash enhancement with Latisse® had its beginnings as an accidental discovery. The active ingredient in Latisse®, bimatoprost solution has originally been prescribed as eye drops for glaucoma patients. In time, those using this medication discovered that their eyelashes grew longer, thicker and darker. After years of development, Allergan formulated an application method to deliver bimatoprost solution directly to the eyelashes while safely keeping it out of the eye. Such discovery paved the way for development of Latisse®. This prescription-only solution is applied nightly with sterile applicators (provided) to the upper eyelid margin at the base of the eyelashes after make-up removal. In approximately eight weeks, one can expect thicker, longer and darker eyelashes. Our patients are absolutely delighted with the results!
What is LATISSE®?
LATISSE® (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.03% 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.
Important Safety Information about LATISSE®
Please read the important safety information below regarding the risks, side effects and proper care associated with LATISSE® treatments.
- If you are using, or have used, prescription products for any eye pressure problems, only use LATISSE® under close doctor care.
- LATISSE® use may cause increased brown pigmentation of the colored part of the eye, which is likely permanent.
- Eyelid skin darkening may occur, which may be reversible.
- Only apply at the base of the upper eyelashes. DO NOT APPLY to the lower eyelid. Hair growth may occur in other skin areas that LATISSE® solution frequently touches.
- If you develop or experience any eye problems or have eye surgery, consult your doctor immediately about continued use of LATISSE®.
- The most common side effects after using LATISSE® solution are itchy eyes and/or eye redness.
- If discontinued, lashes will gradually return to their previous appearance.
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View LATISSE® Treatment Before and After Photos
Paid LATISSE® user without mascara—lashes not retouched. Individual results may vary.
If you stop using LATISSE®, your eyelashes are expected to return to their previous appearance over several weeks to months.
It is possible for a difference in eyelash length, thickness, fullness, pigmentation (darkness), number of eyelash hairs, and/or direction of eyelash growth to occur between eyes (eg, results may vary for each eye). These differences, should they occur, will usually go away if you stop using LATISSE®.