What is Latisse?
Latisse solution – is a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis used to grow eyelashes, making them longer, thicker and darker.
Hypotrichosis is another term for having inadequate or not enough eyelashes.
Does Latisse really work?
Latisse does work when used as directed, and works extremely well. You will be amazed at the actual results.
How does Latisse work?
Latisse stimulates growth for your eyelashes.
The active ingredient in Latisse is called bimatoprost. Research suggests that the growth of the eyelashes results by increasing the percent of hairs during the phase of the hair follicle. Bimatoprost helps prolong this growth phase, resulting in longer lashes and generating extra lashes, resulting in fuller lashes.
Lashes don’t just look better using Latisse, they are better!
Is Latisse a replacement for mascara?
With regular use, Latisse will grow your natural eyelashes longer, fuller, thicker, and darker – the very same reasons women use mascara for? However, you can still use mascara while using Latisse at the same time.
How do I apply Latisse?
- The Latisse solution is used once-a-day and is apply by yourself each evening to the base of the upper eyelashes. It is important not to apply in the eye or to the lower eyelid because excess hair growth outside the treatment area may occur. Read instructions thoroughly, and apply as instructed.
- Before applying Latisse each night, ensure your face is clean, makeup and contact lenses are removed, and any other facial care products have already been applied.
- Remove an applicator from its tray. Then, holding the sterile applicator horizontally, place one drop of LATISSE® solution on the area of the applicator closest to the tip but not on the tip, so as to not let any drip off.
- Immediately draw the applicator carefully along the skin at the base of the upper eyelashes (where the eyelashes meet the skin) going from the inner part of your lash line to the outer part. Do not apply in your eye or to the lower lid because excess hair growth outside the treatment area may occur.
- Blot any excess solution beyond the eyelid with a tissue.
- Dispose of the applicator after one use. Repeat for opposite eyelid, using a new sterile applicator to help minimize any potential for contamination from one eyelid to another.
Can Latisse be used on both upper and lower lashes?
A clinical trial of Latisse was conducted on patients who applied the product to the base of their upper lashes only. Please do not intentionally apply in your eye or to the lower lashes. There is the potential for hair growth to occur in areas where Latisse solution comes in repeated contact with the skin surface.
It is important to apply Latisse only to the skin of the upper eyelid margin at the base of the eyelashes using the accompanying sterile applicators, and to carefully blot any excess Latisse from the eyelid margin to avoid it running onto the cheek or other skin areas.
Some patients have reported that even though they don’t apply Latisse to their lower lashes, they are finding that in some cases the lower lashes are growing too. This results when the eyes are closed while sleeping, the lower lashes are getting the benefits of the solution.
Is Latisse safe to use?
Yes. Latisse is safe to use.
Latisse has been clinically tested to its safety and efficacy in which improved eyelash prominence, length, thickness and darkness were met. Bimatoprost, the active ingredient in Latisse, was first approved in 2001 as a medical product to lower intraocular pressure in people with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension. Patients treated with bimatoprost for this specific eye condition experienced eyelash growth as a side effect.
The long-term safety of bimatoprost for therapeutic use has been recognized by the medical community for effectiveness of treating hypotrichosis as well.