What is Latisse®
Latisse® is a prescription-only, topical treatment that’s proven to regrow fuller, darker lashes. It is the only FDA approved treatment used to grow eyelashes.
How does it work?
As you age, your eyelashes become thinner and shorter. Latisse® is believed to affect the growth phase of the eyelash hair cycle making them longer and more full.
The active ingredient in Latisse® eyelash grower is called bimatoprost. Research suggests that growth of eyelashes occurs by increasing the percent of hairs in, and the duration of, the growth phase of the hair follicle. Bimatoprost can prolong this growth phase, hence you get longer lashes. It also appears to help generate extra lashes, so your lashes get fuller. While the exact mechanism is unknown, it appears Latisse® strengthens your lashes and increases the life cycle of each lash. Latisse® also increases the pigment, or color of the lash. Thus, over the treatment course with Latisse® eyelash grower, all of your own lashes become fuller, longer, thicker and darker.
How long does Latisse® last?
Naturally, when you stop using the product, your eyelashes will eventually return to their original state.
How do you Apply Latisse®?
Latisse® is an easy, convenient at-home treatment program. Just clean your face, remove eye makeup, and apply Latisse® to the base of your upper eyelashes with one of the applicator brushes provided in your Latisse® kit. The disposable applicators are to be used one time each (one per eye), then discarded.
If you wear contacts, you can put them in about 15 minutes after using Latisse®.
How soon will I see results from Latisse®?
The effect of Latisse® solution is gradual. In the clinical trial, the majority of Latisse® users saw significant improvement in 2 months. Most people notice results in about 16 weeks.
Is Latisse® Safe?
Latisse® is the only FDA-approved treatment used to grow eyelashes. Latisse® may only be prescribed by a physician or eye care specialist who can determine if Latisse® is safe for you. Side effects can include redness and itching. Very rarely, the colored part of the eye can become tinted brown.
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