Latisse® is the first and only FDA-approved prescription treatment for inadequate or not enough eyelashes. Latisse® works by growing your eyelashes longer, fuller and darker. Latisse® is applied once a day usually at night after washing your face. Latisse® is applied topically to the base of your upper eyelashes only. Then, gradually over the next several weeks, 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.
Results will remain indefinitely as long as you continue to use Latisse®. If you stop using Latisse® at any time, your eyelashes will return to their previous appearance over several weeks to months. Talk to your doctor to see if Latisse® is right for you and start growing your lashes today!
Latisse® Q & A
How does Latisse® solution work?
The exact mechanism of action is unknown, however, we know Latisse® increases the growth cycle phase of your eyelashes. You can expect longer, darker and thicker lashes with treatment.
How is Latisse® solution different than other lash products that don't require a prescription?
Latisse® is the only FDA-approved product to grw lashes longer, fuller and darker for those who do not have enough lashes. It has been studied for safety and efficacy and is available only by prescroiption or in your doctors office.
What are the potential side effects?
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 Lattise® is applied, or in the eyes. These include skin darkening, eye irritation, dryness of the eyes and redness of the eyelids.
Can Latisse® solution darken my eyelids?
Localized skin darkening, also called hyperpigmentation, can occur with Latisse®, although it’s a less common side effect. Eyelid skin darkening occurred in approximately 2.9% of patients using Latisse®. When it does occur, it is typically close to where the solution is applied on the skin — making the eyelid skin look a little darker. This is due to an increase of melanin in the skin, but is expected to reverse, usually several weeks to months after discontinuing use of the product.
Can Latisse® harm my eyes?
Latisse® is an ophthalmic solution. If any solution gets into the eye, it is not expected to cause harm. You do not need to rinse your eyes. Latisse® is not an eye drop. DO NOT APPLY in your eye or to the lower lid.
How soon will I see results?
Latisse® growth is gradual over time. Some may start to notice longer lashes after about a month and many should experience full results in approximately four months. Just like it takes some time for Latisse® to work, if use of Latisse® is discontinued, eyelashes will return to their previous appearance over the course of several weeks to months.
What should I do if I experience eye redness or itching?
Eye redness and itching sometimes occur with the use of Latisse®. If the redness or itching persists (or if you notice other symptoms), you should consult your doctor.
What happens if I stop using Latisse® solution?
Just like it takes some time for Latisse® to work to grow lashes, if you stop using the product, your eyelashes will gradually return to their previous appearance over the course of several weeks to months.
Can I use Latisse® solution if I wear contacts?
Yes, but you should take them out before applying Latisse®. Just remove your contact lenses and then wait for 15 minutes after applying Latisse® before putting your contacts back in.