What is Latisse®?
Latisse® is a prescription medicine, specifically the first and only FDA-approved bimatoprost ophthalmic solution 0.03%, used for the treatment of hypotrichosis (inadequate or not enough eyelashes).
What are the benefits of Latisse®?
Latisse® helps to grow eyelashes longer, fuller, and darker. Clinical studies have demonstrated 106% fuller eyelashes after 16 weeks of treatment. 78% of users saw a significant increase in overall eyelash prominence. Lashes grew 25% longer and 18% darker.
What results are expected with Latisse®?
Latisse® improves hypotrichosis. Although researchers don’t know exactly how Latisse works, it is believed to increase the percentage of hairs in the active growth phases as well as make the active growth phase longer.
What can I expect during treatments with Latisse®?
Latisse® solution works gradually. Some users may start to see longer lashes after just 4 weeks; however, the recommended treatment is 16 weeks for full result.
What aftercare is recommended following Latisse® treatment?
It is recommended that you apply Latisse daily for 16 weeks. Blot any excess solution beyond the application site with a tissue as it is possible for hair growth to occur in other areas of your skin that Latisse® solution frequently touches. Contact lenses should be removed before application and reinserted 15 minutes after application. Do not reduce or stop application when you first notice results. If you stop using Latisse, your eyelashes will gradually return to their previous appearance.
What are the possible side effects associated with Latisse®?
The most common side effects when using Latisse® are itchy and red eyes. Other possible side effects include eyelid skin darkening, eye irritation, dry eye, and eyelid redness. The skin darkening that occurs may be reversible. A less common but irreversible side effect is increased brown pigmentation of the colored part of the eye which is likely permanent.
Is Latisse® safe?
Latisse® is prescribed as a topical solution for the skin at the eyelash/eyelid interface. If you get Latisse® in your eye, do not rinse your eye. It is not expected to cause harm.
Am I a candidate for Latisse®?
Latisse® can be safe for many people; however, there are certain conditions which would increase the risk of using this medication. Do not use Latisse if you
- Are allergic to any of the ingredients
- You use or used prescription products for eye pressure problems, specifically elevated intraocular pressure
- Have risk factors for glaucoma including a family history of glaucoma
- Have hazel, gray, or blue eyes and do not find brown discoloration an acceptable possible side effect
What does Latisse® cost?
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Schedule a Consultation
We encourage you to schedule a consultation with Connie Fogarty, RN today. During our meeting, we will advise on whether or not you’re an ideal candidate for Latisse®, as well as compose a custom treatment plan designed to achieve the smooth, clear and vein-free skin you’ve always wanted. Call the office today and one of our seasoned staff members will be able to assist you.
*Actual patient photos. Results may vary.
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