What is LATISSE?
LATISSE solution is a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis used to grow eyelashes, making them longer, thicker, and darker.
Eyelash hypotrichosis is another name for having inadequate or not enough eyelashes.
How does it work?
LATISSE is believed to prolong the anagen phase (active growth phase). The exact way it works is unknown.
How soon will I see results?
The onset of effect with LATISSE solution is gradual. In the clinical trial, the majority of LATISSE users saw significant improvement by 2 months.
How is LATISSE different from other products?
Only LATISSE has been approved by the FDA as a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis used to grow eyelashes.
Can anyone use LATISSE?
You should not use LATISSE if you are allergic to one of its ingredients. Also, tell your doctor or skin care specialist if any of the following apply to you:
- Previously diagnosed with eye pressure problems: People with a history of eye pressure problems (specifically, elevated intraocular pressure) should speak to an eye care specialist before starting LATISSE.
- Currently taking medication for eye pressure problems: People taking medications to lower their intraocular pressure (IOP) should be closely monitored while using LATISSE solution.
- Have risk factors for glaucoma: People with risk factors for an eye condition called glaucoma, including a family history of glaucoma, should speak to an eye care specialist before starting LATISSE.
What are the possible side effects with LATISSE?
The most common side effects after using LATISSE are eye itching or eye redness. These were reported by about 4% of patients in the clinical trials. 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, or redness of the eyelids.
If you develop a new eye condition (eg, eye trauma), experience a sudden decrease in vision, have eye surgery, or develop any reaction, particularly an infected eyelid reaction, you should immediately talk to your doctor or skin care specialist about whether or not to continue using LATISSE solution.