Latisse® is an FDA-approved prescription treatment for sparse lashes. This breakthrough treatment delivers significant and proven improvements to the appearance of lashes. Longer, fuller and darker lashes can be realized in a matter of months when used as directed by a medical expert.
The effect is not instant. It takes 8 to 10 weeks before you have a significant difference in the length, fullness and darkness of your eyelashes. It takes 16 weeks until you enjoy the full effect. If discontinued, your eyelashes will return to their previous appearance in 16 weeks.
Latisse is the only eyelash enhancing agent studied with scientific scrutiny. A study of 281 females using Latisse revealed the following changes to eyelashes from baseline after 16 weeks:
- Fullness increased 106%
- Length increased 25%
- Darkness increased 18%
Although side effects are rare, Latisse requires careful instruction, checkups and your compliance to avoid undesirable side effects.
When applied properly, 95% of Latisse will stay on your eyelid and only 5% will come into contact with your eye. Only 4% of Latisse users experience a side effect.
The most common side effects are:
- Itchy eyes
- Eye redness
- Eye dryness
Uncommon side effects are:
Darkening eyelid skin at the lash-line. This effect may be reversible when Latisse is discontinued. Hair may grow in other areas where Latisse comes into repeated contact. This effect is reversible when Latisse is discontinued. In theory, iris eye colour could darken (eg. turning blue eyes brown) however this has never been reported when Latisse is applied to an eyelid. This effect is only a risk when bimatoprost is applied directly to an eye as an eye drop for an extended period of time. This effect is not reversible when Latisse is discontinued.
Latisse should not be used if you:
- are pregnant or breast feeding
- are prescribed a prostaglandin analog eye drop for glaucoma
- have an eye infection
- are having eye surgery
- have an allergic response to Latisse