What is Latisse®?
Latisse® solution is a treatment for hypotrichosis used to grow eyelashes, making them longer, thicker and darker.
What is hypotrichosis of the eyelashes?
Hypotrichosis is another name for having inadequate or not enough eyelashes.
How does Latisse® work?
Latisse® is believed to affect the growth phase of the eyelash hair cycle in two ways: first, it increases the length of this phase; and second, it increases the number of hairs in this growth phase. The exact way it works is unknown.
How do I apply Latisse®?
Latisse® solution is a once-a-day treatment you apply yourself each evening to the base of the upper eyelashes. Do not apply in your eye or to the lower lid because excess hair growth outside the treatment area may occur.
How soon will I see results?
Latisse® users may see results at 8 weeks with full results at 12 to 16 weeks. The growth is gradual, overnight, over time.
Is Latisse® a replacement for mascara?
No, Latisse® does not work in place of mascara. Latisse® is a solution treatment for inadequate or not enough lashes. However, mascara can be used on your eyelashes in addition to Latisse®.
What if I forget to apply one night? Or a few nights?
If you miss an application or a few, don’t try to catch up. Just apply the Latisse® treatment the next evening and stay on schedule.
What happens if I stop using Latisse®?
If you stop using Latisse®, your eyelashes are expected to return to their previous appearance over several weeks to months.
What should I do if I wear contact lenses?
Contact lenses should be removed prior to application of Latisse® and may be reinserted 15 minutes following its administration.
What should I do if I get Latisse® in my eye?
Latisse® solution is an ophthalmic drug product. If any gets into the eye, it is not expected to cause harm. The eye should not be rinsed.
What should I do if I experience eye itching?
Eye itching may occur immediately after use. Consult your doctor if the itching persists or you notice other symptoms as well.
What should I do if I experience eye redness?
Eye redness may occur immediately after use. Consult your doctor if the redness persists or you notice other symptoms as well.
What is skin hyperpigmentation?
This is a common condition in which areas of skin become darker than the surrounding skin colour. Skin hyperpigmentation is a possible side effect of Latisse®, but may be reversible after discontinuation of the product.
Could Latisse® cause the colour of my eyes to change?
Although iris pigmentation was not reported in clinical studies with Latisse®, patients should be advised about the potential for increased brown iris pigmentation which is likely to be permanent.
Why do the directions say to only apply Latisse® solution to the base of the upper eyelashes?
A clinical trial of Latisse® was conducted on patients who applied the product to the base of their upper lashes only. Do not apply in your eye or to the lower lid. There is the potential for hair growth to occur in areas where Latisse® solution comes in repeated contact with the skin surface. It is important to apply Latisse® only to the skin of the upper eyelid margin at the base of the eyelashes using the accompanying sterile applicators, and to carefully blot any excess Latisse® from the eyelid margin to avoid it running onto the cheek or other skin areas.