Latisse is a revolutionary treatment for hypotrichosis of the eyelashes. Hypotrichosis is a condition of abnormal hair patterns – predominantly loss or reduction. Eyelash hypotrichosis is another name for having inadequate or not enough eyelashes.
Latisse is the first and only FDA-approved treatment to enhance eyelash prominence as measured by increases in length, thickness and darkness. After years of research, scientists found that .03% bimatoprost ophthalmic solution improved the overall appearance of lashes. Many women’s eyelashes begin to become sparse after 30 years of age and gradually continue to become thinner, lighter and shorter. Until recently, there were not many options available to help alleviate this frequent problem to give you the lashes you’ve always wanted.
Available only through a doctor, Latisse is a once-daily topical prescription treatment applied to the base of the upper eyelashes with a sterile, single-use-per-eye disposable applicator. Latisse users can expect to experience longer, fuller and darker eyelashes in as little as eight weeks, with full results in 16 weeks. Application of Latisse at least every other day will maintain the new lash growth and support long, thick, healthy lashes.
To maintain results, continued treatment with Latisse is required. If Latisse use is discontinued, eyelashes will gradually return to where they were prior to treatment over a period of weeks to months (average eyelash hair cycle). So if you stop using Latisse completely , your lashes will return to their previous, sparse condition.
It’s important to always discard each applicator after one use. Re-using applicators, even just once the next evening, can cause serious problems such as an eye infection or allergic reaction. It is also important to apply Latisse carefully, since it may promote hair growth on other skin areas.
Latisse is safe for most people; however, you may not be a candidate for it if you have certain eye problems (such as uveitis and conjunctivitis), risk for macular edema, severe allergies or skin infections of the upper eyelids. It is not recommended for pregnant and nursing women.
Many women find that with Latisse, they no longer need to apply layers of thick mascara to give them the lashes they desire. Latisse is not a cosmetic like mascara; it is a drug, and you do need a prescription for it from your doctor. Getting your Latisse prescription is as simple as contacting OculoFacial Institute to schedule a consultation.