Latisse® is the first and only FDA-approved prescription treatment to grow eyelashes longer, thicker and darker. Latisse® more than doubles lash fullness in 16 weeks.
- Thin lashes
- Minimal lashes
- Short lashes
Latisse® is available by prescription only. An office visit or prior prescription is required to purchase Latisse®. The majority of Latisse® users will see a significant improvement by two months. Unfortunately, once you stop using Latisse® your eyelashes will go back to their original form.
What to Use Latisse
- Begin by ensuring that your face is clean and makeup and contact lenses are removed at night.
- Remove an applicator from the tray.
- 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.
- 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.
- If mild irritation occurs around the eye area, apply Vaseline to that area to block further absorption of the product.
- Blot any excess solution beyond the eyelid margin.
- Dispose of the applicator after each use.
- Repeat the steps for the opposite upper eyelid margin using a new sterile applicator. This helps minimize any potential for contamination from one eyelid to the other.
IMPORTANT: Do not apply the Latisse® solution in your eye or on the lower eyelid. Use only the sterile applicators that come with the Latisse® solution.
At Home Care
What You Should Know
- The most common side effects after using Latisse® are eye itching and redness. These side effects were reported by about 4% of patients in clinical trials.
- The 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 which may be reversible and potentially increased brown pigmentation of the iris which is likely to be permanent.
- There is a potential for hair growth to occur in areas where the Latisse® solution comes in repeated contact with skin surfaces.