LATISSE® Lash Growing Solution
LATISSE is the only FDA-approved prescription product that safely and effectively addresses inadequate or thin eyelashes, growing them longer, fuller, and darker. This growth treatment for hypotrichosis (sparse hair growth) has been clinically proven to grow eyelashes and is the only product of its kind available by prescription.
How It Works
The precise mechanism of action of bimatoprost, LATISSE’s active ingredient, is still unknown; however, LATISSE has been observed to increase the length of the growth (anagen) phase of the lash cycle as well as the number of new lash hairs during this phase.
What to Expect
Many patients notice a visible improvement in length and volume in as little as four weeks. Full growth becomes apparent in 16 weeks.
How was LATISSE discovered?
Created by Allergan in 2001, the LATISSE solution was initially developed as a medicated eye drop for the treatment of elevated intraocular pressure. A common side effect observed among patients was the growth of fuller, darker lashes.
These results prompted Allergan scientists to study bimatoprost specifically for its effect on lash growth. LATISSE was approved by the FDA in December 2008 for this purpose after clinical trials.
How do I use it?
LATISSE is a topical treatment meant to be applied once nightly to the base of the upper eyelashes.
Are there any side effects?
Yes. Possible side effects include eye irritation or discomfort and dry or watery eyes. Your healthcare provider will discuss these with you during your consultation.
Is LATISSE for Me?
LATISSE is safe and effective for most healthy individuals. The ideal candidate for LATISSE has realistic treatment goals and expectations and, more importantly, can commit to regular use.
Some conditions, diseases, and medications may keep you from using LATISSE or make you a less than ideal candidate for treatment. Your DermaTouch RN practitioner will be able to advise you on the best course of action if you:
- Have allergies to certain medications, including local anesthetics
- Have a neurological disorder
- Have skin or eye infections
- Are on antibiotics or heart medication
- Are pregnant or nursing
Before and After
Source: LATISSE® Before and After Galleries, http://www.latisse.com/RealWomenGallery.aspx
Visit the LATISSE gallery to see more before and after pictures of actual treatment results experienced by real patients!
Contact DermaTouch RN
If you’d like to learn more about the LATISSE lash growth solution, call our office today at 281-895-9090 or fill out our contact form to request an appointment. During your consultation, your DermaTouch RN practitioner will talk to you about the proper use and associated contraindications of LATISSE and help you determine whether it’s right for you.