LATISSE™ solution is a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis used to grow eyelashes, making them longer, thicker and darker.
Get ready for a new innovation in lashes!
LATISSE™ (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.03% is the first and only prescription treatment approved by the FDA for inadequate or not having enough eyelashes, growing them longer, fuller and darker.
LATISSE™ works effectively.
LATISSE™ makes lash growth possible because of its active ingredient: bimatoprost. Although the precise mechanism of action is not known, research suggests that the growth of eyelashes occurs by increasing the percent of hairs in, and the duration of, the anagen (or growth) phase. Lashes can grow longer, thicker and darker because bimatoprost can also prolong this growth phase.
Clinically proven results you can see over time.
LATISSE™ is easy to use, FDA approved 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).
It’s an innovation backed by research.
While LATISSE™ is a new treatment in eyelash growth, it was developed through years of research by Allergan, a pharmaceutical leader with over 60 years of expertise in prescription eye care products.
The first step: talk to your doctor. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Stagnone today to determine if you’re good candidate for LATISSE™. Dr. Stagnone will evaluate your medical history. If you have an eye infection, broken or irritated upper eyelid skin, or if you are using products for elevated intraocular pressure, tell Dr. Stagnone.
Latisse™ is a prescription used to grow longer, fuller eyelashes. It was actually originally developed as a glaucoma medication, but it was discovered that one of the side effects was longer lashes. So, the creators decided to market it specifically for lash growth. It works by increasing the length of the growth phase of your lashes and decreasing their shedding, resulting in noticeable results within four to eight weeks and full results after about four months of consistent use.
What Can Latisse™ Do for Me?
Latisse™ can give you longer, fuller lashes that enhance the appearance of your eyes. It can also help make your makeup routine more manageable, as you may not need to use as much mascara or eyelash extensions. This might be highly beneficial for patients who may experience irritation or allergic reactions to most cosmetics on the market today. Latisse™ is an excellent treatment for those who have a lack of eyelashes, a condition known as hypotrichosis.
How Do You Use Latisse™ Properly?
To use Latisse™, first, make sure to remove all makeup and contact lenses. Then, using the applicator provided with the product, apply one drop of Latisse™ to the skin of your upper eyelid, where your lashes are. Use it on the top lashes every night before bed, taking care not to get any in your eye or on the lower lash line.
Keep in mind that Latisse™ can cause hair growth in unintended areas if it accidentally gets onto other parts of your skin, so be careful with application and clean off any excess solution. Also, avoid getting it in your eyes, as it can cause irritation and redness. Dr. Rachel Walker and her team in Dallas, TX, can walk you through how to properly apply Latisse™ to get the best results and reduce the risk of complications.
Are Latisse™ Results Permanent?
No, the results from Latisse™ are not permanent. As long as you continue to use, you will enjoy thicker, fuller lashes. However, once you stop using it, your lashes will gradually go back to their original length and fullness. If you want to maintain your longer lashes, you will need to continue using Latisse™ regularly and not discontinue use at a later time.
Are There Any Side Effects?
The most commonly reported side effects of Latisse™ to include itching or redness in the treatment area and darkening or increased growth of eyelashes in other areas (such as the lower lash line). In rare cases, Latisse™ may also cause changes in eye color, so make sure to discuss any concerns with your healthcare provider before starting this treatment. As always, follow the directions on your prescription and consult with Dr. Rachel Walker if you have any questions or concerns.
Do I Need a Prescription for Latisse™?
Yes, Latisse™ is a prescription treatment and can only be obtained through your healthcare provider. Be sure to discuss this with them before starting this treatment and follow the directions for use. Dr. Rachel Walker of Dallas, TX, can evaluate you to determine if you could benefit from this treatment to boost the length, thickness, and color of your lashes--naturally!
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The potential side effects of LATISSE™
The most common side effects after using LATISSE™ solution are an itching sensation in the eyes and/or eye redness, which were reported in approximately 4% of patients. These may occur immediately after use, but should usually last only for a short period of time. Eye itching and eye redness are not allergic reactions, and do not mean that your eyes are being harmed.
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 eye irritation, dryness of the eyes, and redness of the eyelids. Skin darkening (or hyperpigmentation) is another less common side effect. This condition causes areas of skin to become darker than the surrounding skin color, but has been reported to be reversible after discontinuation of the product.
You should always only use the FDA-approved sterile applicators to apply LATISSE™ directly to the base of your upper eyelashes. The applicators have been specially designed and manufactured to meet FDA standards, and ensure that the correct dose of LATISSE™ is applied. This will maximize effectiveness and safety.
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™.
Is LATISSE™ safe?
LATISSE™ is an FDA-approved prescription treatment for hypotrichosis used to grow eyelashes, making them longer, thicker and darker. Hypotrichosis is another name for having inadequate or not enough eyelashes. The FDA reviewed clinical study results to verify the identity, potency, purity and stability of the ingredients, and demonstrated that the product is safe and effective for its intended use if used as prescribed.
Scheduling a Consultation
To arrange a Latisse consultation at The Plastic Surgery Center of Dallas, contact us today. We will be available to answer questions and discuss the details of the procedure.