Latisse® is a prescription medication that promotes the growth of longer, fuller, and darker lashes. It comes from the same medication that is used to treat the progression of glaucoma and was approved by the FDA for cosmetic use in 2008. Full results appear after 12 to 16 weeks of daily use and to maintain results, Latisse® must be used continuously.
Latisse® is applied nightly by dabbing the solution onto the upper lash line with disposable applicators given to you by your doctor. Applicators must only be used once to limit the possibility of infection or allergic reaction. Additionally, Latisse® must be applied very carefully to reduce the likelihood of any side effects. It is not recommended that patients apply the solution to the lower lash line as the product will likely already transfer from the top lash line while the patient sleeps or blinks. To minimize the chance of any adverse side effects, follow the instructions given to you by your doctor on the proper application of this drug.
If applied incorrectly, the use of Latisse® may result in:
- Darkening of the eyelids
- Hair growth in unwanted areas
- Possibly of iris pigmentation
- Redness and irritation
Generally, eyelashes gradually return to their original state when the use of Latisse® is stopped. Eye Care Associates of Nevada can help you decide if Latisse® is right for you.