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Latisse™ is the first and only prescription treatment approved by the FDA for inadequate or insufficient eyelashes, growing them longer, fuller and darker! Latisse™ is easy to use and effective. It's a once-a-day treatment you apply topically to the base of your upper eyelashes. Patients in a clinical trial saw results gradually over time (starting at 4 weeks with full results after 16 weeks). While Latisse™ is a new treatment in eyelash growth, it was developed through years of research by Allergan, the developers of BOTOX® and a pharmaceutical leader with over 60 years of expertise in prescription eye care products.
Frequently Asked Questions
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. The exact way it works is unknown.
How soon will I see results? LATISSE™ users may see results starting at 4 weeks with full results after 16 weeks. The growth is gradual overnight, over time. Click here to see before and after pictures.
Is LATISSE™ a replacement for mascara? No, LATISSE™ does not work in place of mascara. However, mascara is a nice complement to LATISSE™ to help make your new longer eyelashes look even more attractive.
What happens if I stop using LATISSE™? If you stop using LATISSE™, your eyelashes are expected to return to their previous appearance over several weeks to months.
What are the possible side effects of LATISSE™? 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.
Who should NOT use LATISSE™? Do not use LATISSE™ solution if you are allergic to one of its ingredients.
What is skin hyperpigmentation? This is a common, usually harmless condition in which areas of skin become darker than the surrounding skin color. This occurs when there is an increase in the melanin, the brown pigment that produces normal skin color, in the skin. Skin hyperpigmentation is a possible side effect of LATISSE™, but may be reversible after discontinuation of the product.
What is elevated intraocular pressure (IOP)? This is a condition where the pressure inside the eye is higher than normal. LATISSE™ may decrease IOP. So talk to your doctor if you are using IOP-lowering medications. Concurrent administration of LATISSE™ and certain IOP-lowering medications in ocular hypertensive patients should be closely monitored for changes in intraocular pressure.
What should I do if I experience eye redness? Eye redness may occur immediately after use, but should usually last only for a short period of time. Eye redness alone is not an allergic reaction or inflammation, and doesn't mean that your eyes are being harmed.
Could LATISSE™ cause the color of my eyes to change? Eye color change – iris pigmentation – was not reported in the LATISSE™ clinical trials. Iris pigmentation has occurred in patients who applied similar medications directly into the eye to treat elevated intraocular pressure/glaucoma. Keep in mind that the amount of product applied to the base of the upper eyelashes is only 5% of the volume vs. when applied directly into the eye. Most of LATISSE™ is absorbed by the skin at the upper eyelid margin.
Please consult your doctor to learn more about LATISSE™.