LATISSE® is the first and only FDA-approved prescription treatment for inadequate or not enough eyelashes, growing them longer, fuller and darker.
Discover the LATISSE® difference.
LATISSE® solution is a growth treatment for lashes. In fact, it’s the only FDA-approved treatment clinically proven to grow lashes. And it’s the only lash growth product of its kind available by prescription. So you’ll need to talk to your doctor to see if it’s right for you.
LATISSE® grows lashes longer, fuller and darker.
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LATISSE® solution is a once-nightly treatment you apply topically to the base of your upper eyelashes, as instructed by your doctor. Then, gradually, the results come in. You may start to see more length in as little as 4 weeks and you should achieve full growth in 16 weeks. It’s not an illusion of growth. It’s real lash growth.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does LATISSE® work?
LATISSE® makes lash growth possible because of its active ingredient: bimatoprost. Although the precise mechanism of action is unknown, LATISSE® is believed to affect the growth phase of the eyelash hair cycle in two ways:
First, it increases the length of this phase, and second, it increases the number of hairs in this growth phase.
The history behind LATISSE®.
LATISSE® was created by Allergan, a pharmaceutical leader with 60 years of eye care expertise. In 2001, Allergan developed a medicated eye drop to treat elevated intraocular pressure. Many patients using this medication also began to grow longer, fuller and darker lashes as a side effect. This led Allergan to study the medication’s active ingredient, bimatoprost, specifically for growing lashes. After a clinical trial, LATISSE® was approved by the FDA in December of 2008.
Read the Patient Information that comes with LATISSE™ before you start using it and each time you get a refill. There may be new information.
What is hypotrichosis of the eyelashes?
Hypotrichosis is another name for having inadequate or not enough eyelashes.
What is LATISSE™ solution?
lATISSETM solution is a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis used to grow eyelashes, making them longer, thicker and darker.
Who should NOT take LATISSE™?
Do not use LATISSE™ solution if you are allergic to one of its ingredients.
Are there any special warnings associated with LATISSE™ use?
LATISSE™ solution is intended for use on the skin of the upper eyelid margins at the base of the eyelashes. DO NOT APPLY to the lower eyelid. If you are using lUMIGAN® or other products in the same class for elevated intraocular pressure, or if you have a history of abnormal lOP, you should only use LATISSE™ under the close supervision of your physician.
LATISSE™ use may cause darkening of the eyelid skin which may be reversible. LATISSE™ use may also cause increased brown pigmentation of the colored part of the eye which is likely to be permanent.
It is possible for hair growth to occur in other areas of your skin that LATISSE™ frequently touches. Any excess solution outside the upper eyelid margin should be blotted with a tissue or other absorbent material to reduce the chance of this from happening. It is also possible for a difference in eyelash length, thickness, fullness, pigmentation, number of eyelash hairs, and/or direction of eyelash growth to occur between eyes. These differences, should they occur, will usually go away if you stop using LATISSE™.
Who should I tell that I am using LATISSE™?
You should tell your physician you are using LATISSE™ especially if you have a history of eye pressure problems. You should also tell anyone conducting an eye pressure screening that you are using LATISSE™
What should I do if I get LATISSE™ in my eye?
LATISSE™ solution is an ophthalmic drug product. LATISSE™ is not expected to cause harm if It gets into the eye proper. Do not attempt to rinse your eye in this situation.
What are the possible side effects of LATISSE™?
The most common side effects after using LATISSE™ solution are an itching sensation in the eyes and/or eye redness. This was reported in approximately 4% of patients. LATISSE™solution may cause other less common side effects which typically occur on the skin close to where LATISSE™ is applied, or in the eyes.These include skin darkening, eye irritation, dryness of the eyes, and redness of the eyelids.
If you develop a new ocular condition (e.g., trauma or infection), experience a sudden decrease in visual acuity. have ocular surgery or develop any ocular reactions, particularly conjunctivitis and eyelid reactions, you should immediately seek your physician’s advice concerning the continued use of LATISSE™ solution.
What happens if I stop using LATISSE™?
If you stop using LATISSE™, your eyelashes are expected to return to their previous appearance over several weeks to months. Any eyelid skin darkening is expected to reverse after several weeks to months. Any darkening of the colored part of the eye known as the iris is NOT expected to reverse and is likely penmanent.
How do I use LATISSE™?
LATISSE™ solution is packaged as a 3 mL bottle of solution with 60 accompanying sterile, disposable applicators. The recommended dosage is one application nightly to the skin of the upper eyelid margin at the base of the eyelashes only.
Once nightly, start by ensuring your face is clean, makeup and contact lenses are removed. Remove an applicator from its tray. Then, holding the sterile applicator horizontally, place one drop of LATISSE™ on the area of the applicator closest to the tip but not on the tip.Then immediately draw the applicator carefully across the skin of the upper eyelid margin at the base of the eyelashes (where the eyelashes meet the skin) going from the inner part of your lash line to the outer part. Blot any excess solution beyond the eyelid margin. Dispose of the applicator after one use. Repeat for the opposite upper eyelid margin using a new sterile applicator: This helps minimize any potential for contamination from one eyelid to another.
DO NOT APPLY in your eye or to the lower lid. ONLY use the sterile applicators supplied with LATISSE™ to apply the product. If you miss a dose, don’t try to “catch up.” Just apply LATISSE™ solution the next evening. Fifty percent of patients treated with LATISSE™ in a clinical study saw significant improvement by 2 months after starting treatment.
If any LATISSE™ solution gets into the eye proper, it is not expected to cause harm. The eye should not be rinsed.
Don’t allow the tip of the bottle or applicator to contact surrounding structures, fingers, or any other unintended surface in order to avoid contamination by common bacteria known to cause infections. Contact lenses should be removed prior to application of LATISSE™ and may be reinserted 15 minutes following its administration.
Use of LATISSE™ more than once a day will not increase the growth of eyelashes more than use once a day.
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