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What is Latisse?
Latisse solution (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution 0.03%) is a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis (short eyelashes) used to grow longer, thicker, and darker lashes.
How does it work?
Although the exact mechanism is not known, Latisse seems to prolong the active growth phase of the eyelash hair follicles. In a recent study of the active ingredient (bimatoprost), eyelashes increased in length an average of 50% in 4 weeks and greater than 80% in 4 months of daily use.
How do you use Latisse?
A drop of Latisse is applied every night across the upper lid at the base of the eyelashes using the applicator provided. The skin must be clean and dry and any contact lenses removed prior to application (contact lenses may be put back in after 15 minutes). Once daily application is sufficient.
What if I miss a dose?
Don't worry, there is no reason to "catch up". Just apply the Latisse the next evening. If you apply it more than once a day, your eyelashes will not grow more quickly. Putting the bottle of Latisse in a prominent place (like next to your cleanser or toothbrush) will remind you to use it each night.
What if the Latisse solution gets in my eye?
This should not cause any harm. You do not have to rinse your eyes, just blot any extra solution from the corners of your eyes.
How soon do you see results?
Most patients see an obvious difference in eyelash length in one to two months.
Who should not use Latisse?
People with glaucoma or a history of elevated eye pressure and people taking medications to lower their intraocular pressure should not use Latisse. Those with a family history of glaucoma should see their eye doctor before beginning Latisse.
Are there any side effects?
The most common side effects are eye redness and itching which occurs in about 4% of patients. The redness can be temporary. Other less common side effects include redness or darkening of the skin of the upper lid at the lash line, eye irritation or dryness, and possible darkening of the iris.
What if I stop using Latisse?
If you discontinue Latisse, the hair follicles will no longer be stimulated to grow longer and, as you shed your lashes naturally, they will be replaced by lashes that will grow to their previous length. This takes several weeks to months.
Can you use regular eye make-up, such as mascara and eyeliner, if you use Latisse?
Yes, you can use all of your usual cosmetics with this product.
How much does it cost?
Latisse regularly costs $120. Contact us or check the listing of Specials on the home-page for Latisse sale days.