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Latisse® (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) is the first FDA-approved prescription treatment for hypotrichosis (inadequate or not enough eyelashes) and can effectively increase the length, thickness and darkness of eyelashes.
Like the hair on one’s head, eyelashes sprout, grow for a while and eventually fall out. Latisse both extends the growth phase and increases the number of hairs that sprout. During clinical studies, improvement is seen in 4-6 weeks and full results appear after 12 to 16 weeks of daily use. Eyelash length can increase by as much as 25 percent; thickness and fullness by as much as 100 percent; and darkness by as much as 18 percent.
Understanding the Procedure
Latisse is applied by dabbing it on the upper lash line each night with the sterile applicators supplied. The drug spreads to the lower lash line automatically as a person blinks. It should never be applied in the eye or onto the lower lid.
According to clinical studies conducted before FDA approval, Latisse is safe for use by most patients. With the exception of those eye problems such as uveitis and conjunctivitis, risk of macular edema, severe allergies or skin infections of the upper eyelids. It should also not be used by pregnant or nursing women.
Dr. Moradzadeh can discuss Latisse in detail and whether or not it makes sense for you, but here are some frequently asked questions about the treatment
Where can I purchase Latisse?
It’s available by prescription only through select physicians, but an appointment is required first.
How soon will I see results?
In clinical trial, the majority of Latisse users saw a significant improvement within two months.
Should I remove my contact lenses first before the treatment?
Yes, it’s a good idea to remove your contact lenses because they can absorb an ingredient in Latisse solution. You can put them back into your eye 15 minutes after application.
What if I forget to apply Latisse?
If you miss a dose, don’t try to “catch up.” Just apply Latisse the next evening and then make the solution part of your evening routine, like brushing your teeth or removing your makeup. Keep in mind that using Latisse more than once a day will not increase the growth of eyelashes any better than daily use.
What should I do if Latisse gets in my eye?
It shouldn’t cause any harm. Don’t rinse your eye. Be careful to keep the tip of the bottle or applicator from touching your fingers, objects, or surfaces to avoid contamination.
What happens if I stop using Latisse?
Your lashes will return to their previous appearance in the course of several months.
Can I continue to wear mascara while using Latisse?
Yes, that’s not a problem.