First and only FDA Approved treatment for inadequate eyelashes
Latisse - First and Only FDA Approved treatment for Hypotrichosis (Inadequate or not enough eyelashes)
New Prescription Product Increases Length, Thickness and Darkness of Eyelashes
Available only through a doctor, Latisse is a once-daily prescription treatment applied to the base of the upper eyelashes with a sterile, single-use-per-eye disposable applicator. Users can expect to experience longer, fuller and darker eyelashes in as little as eight weeks, with full results in 16 weeks. To maintain effect, continued treatment is required. If use is discontinued, eyelashes will gradually return to where they were prior to treatment over a period of weeks to months (average eyelash hair cycle).
The solution was first approved in 2001 as a medical product to lower intraocular pressure ini people with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension. Treated patients experienced eyelash growth as a side effect. Therefore, Allergan turned this side effect into a favorable aesthetic benefit for Hypotrichosis.
What are the possible side effects?
The most common side effect is an itching sensation in the eyes and/or eye redness. This was reported in approximately 4% of patients. Other less common side effects which typically occur on the skin close to application are: skin darkening, eye irritation, dryness of the eyes, and redness of the eyelids.
What should I do if I get this solution in my eye?
Latisse solution is an opthalmic drug product. If any gets into the eye, it is not expected to cause harm. They eye should not be rinsed.
What should I do if I experience eye redness?
Eye redness may occur immediately after use, but should usually last only for a short period of time. Eye redness alone is not an allergic reaction or inflammation, and doesn't mean that your eyes are being harmed. Please use the supplied applicators to minimize the occurrence of eye redness.
Can this treatment cause the color of my eyes to change?
Increased brown iris pigmentation has occurred when this solution has been used to treat elevated intraocular pressure/glaucoma. However, it should be noted that these eye disorders require direct application of the solution to the eye.
Why do the directions say to only apply to the base of the upper eyelashes?
Applied nightly, the transfer of this solution from the upper to lower eyelid may occur naturally because the eyelids are closed and the eyelashes touch each other. Over application may increase the chance of experiencing side effects. To ensure safety and maximize effectiveness, follow the directions to the product.
See Brooke Shield's video journey to longer, thicker and darker eyelashes with Latisse