Latisse® | Eyelash Enhancer | Eyelash Thinning
Latisse® 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. Latisse® solution is believed to affect the growth (anagen) phase of the eyelash hair cycle in 2 ways. First, it increases the length of this hair; and second, it increases the number of hairs in this growth phase. The exact way it works is unknown. The onset of effect with Latisse® solution is gradual. In the clinical trial, the majority of Latisse® users saw a significant improvement by 2 months. Only Latisse® has been approved by the FDA as a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis used to grow eyelashes. It also has been studied in clinical trial to demonstrate its safety and effectiveness.
Can anyone use Latisse® ?
You should not use Latisse® solution if you are allergic to one of its ingredients. Tell Dr. Diamantis if any of the following apply to you; (1) Previously diagnosed with eye pressure problems; (2) Currently taking medication for eye pressure problems; (3) Have risk factors for glaucoma. Latisse® is very safe. The safety and effectiveness of Latisse® solution was shown in a clinical trial. Ask Dr. Diamantis for more information about the safety of Latisse® solution. The most common side effects after using Latisse® are eye itching or eye redness. These were reported by about 4% of users in the clinical trial. Latisse® may cause other less common side effect, which typically occur on the skin close to where Latisse® is applied, or in the eyes. These include skin darkening, eye irritation, dryness, or redness of the eyelids.
Using Latisse® is easy!
(1) Once nightly, start by ensuring your face is clean, makeup and contact lenses are removed (2) 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. (3) Then immediately draw the applicator carefully across the skin of the upper eyelid margin at the base of the eyelashes (where the eyelashes meet the skin) going from the inner part of your lash line to the outer part. (4) Blot any excess solution beyond the eyelid margin. (5) Dispose of the applicator after one use. Repeat for the opposite upper eyelid margin using a new sterile applicator. This helps minimize any potential for contamination from one eyelid to another.
ARE YOUR LASHES THINNING?
LATISSE® more than doubles lash fullness in 16 weeks. Ask our Dr. Diamantis if LATISSE® is right for you.
Should I remove my contacts first?
As a precaution, it is recommended that you remove your contact lenses because they can absorb an ingredient in Latisse® solution. You can put them back in 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, Make Latisse® solution part of your evening routine, like brush your teeth or removing your makeup. Important, using Latisse® more than once a day will not increase the growth of eyelashes more than daily use.
What should I do if Latisse® gets in my eye?
It is not expected to cause harm. Don’t rinse our eye. Be careful to keep the tip of the bottle or applicator from touching your finger, objects, or surfaces in order to avoid contamination.
What if I stop using Latisse®?
Your lashes are expected to return to their previous appearance over several weeks to months.
Can I continue to wear mascara while using Latisse®?
Yes you can use mascara in addition to Latisse® solution.