The only treatment of its kind approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, LATISSE® is designed to enhance the appearance of your eyelashes. With this innovative topical prescription solution, you can make your lashes more prominent without mascara or eyelash curlers – though these traditional methods of eyelash enhancement can be still be used to further maximize your results.
What is LATISSE®?
LATISSE® can help you achieve thicker, darker, and longer lashes using a bimatoprost ophthalmic solution. This prescription formula was created for men and women with inadequate eyelashes or lashes that have thinned, lightened, or shortened over time.
How does the LATISSE® treatment work?
LATISSE® is a topical prescription solution that is applied daily to the base of the upper lashes, and is not intended for use on the lower lashes. The treatment boosts lash growth in two ways: lengthening the lash growth phase and increasing the overall number of lashes. By stimulating your natural lash growth, LATISSE® can enhance the definition of your lashes and the appearance of your eyes.
When will I see results from LATISSE®?
With daily application, patients can see results from LATISSE® as soon as six weeks after treatment begins. However, since LATISSE® encourages new lash growth, the results will develop gradually over the course of many weeks. The full results of LATISSE® are typically noticeable within sixteen weeks of use. Once you have achieved the results you desire with LATISSE®, you may reduce the frequency of application while still maintaining your longer, thicker, darker lashes.
What are the potential side effects of LATISSE®
The most common side effects are redness and irritation of the eyes with itching. Less commonly, darkness of the lids where the medication is applied and/or of the iris (the pigmented part of the eye) can occur. These side effects will be discussed in more detail at your visit.
LATISSE® is a prescription. If you and your provider at Absolute Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center in Glen Allen, Virginia determine that LATISSE® is appropriate for you, they will prescribe it.