If you’re tired of using mascara, false eyelashes or eyelash extensions to hide your thin, sparse eyelashes, you may want to consider switching to LATISSE® eyelash growth treatment.
LATISSE® is a safe, effective treatment for hypertrichosis, or inadequate eyelashes, that allows you to grow longer, darker, more abundant eyelashes that will last as long as you continue to use the product daily.
Using LATISSE® for eyelash enhancement
LATISSE® works for both men and women, and it’s easy to use. After removing contact lenses and cleansing your skin, just apply one brush stroke of LATISSE® with a fresh applicator brush to the base of your upper eyelashes at bedtime. Blot excess solution using a tissue and wait at least 15 minutes before inserting contact lenses. LATISSE® will not affect permanent eyeliner.
LATISSE® side effects
Before prescribing LATISSE®, Dr. Weston will assess your health and medical history and talk with you about possible LATISSE® side effects, including:
- Eye irritation, redness and itching
- Darkening of upper eyelid skin
- Increased iris pigmentation
Bimatoprost, the active ingredient in LATISSE®, causes a gradual change in eyelash growth over several weeks. You should start to see a visible increase in eyelash growth within 8-12 weeks. By week 16, you should see full LATISSE® results. Studies of LATISSE® show that about 80% of those who use it as prescribed achieve a significant increase in eyelash length, color and fullness of their eyelashes.