Latisse is the only substance approved by the FDA to treat Hypotrichosis, or the condition of too few eyelashes. Originally developed by researchers to treat Ocular Hypertension, Latisse has been proven to effectively enhance the appearance of the upper lashes. While the exact mechanism of Latisse is unknown, its active ingredient, bimatoprost, is responsible for extending the Anagen (active growth) phase of lashes. Additionally, while individual hairs may be in any of the three growth phases at one time, bimatoprost increases the number of lashes in the active growth stage. As a result, Latisse allows lashes to lengthen naturally on their own. *
The Ideal Latisse Candidate:
Both men and women can make an excellent candidate for Latisse; which can benefit anyone who frustrated by short, thin eyelashes. While the trigger of sparse lash growth may be genetics, illness, or simply the normal aging process, Latisse has the power to consistently increase the thickness and fullness of the lashes. *
Latisse in the Comfort of Your Own Home:
Latisse is available only by prescription through your cosmetic surgeon. The liquid-gel is applied at home, once nightly, to the upper lashes. Some patients will begin to see results in as few as four weeks, while the full benefits will be evident in sixteen weeks. *
Risks of Latisse:
Latisse is considered extremely safe and effective for the treatment of Hypotrichosis. While rare, the most common side effects include an increase in the brown pigment of the eye, itching, redness, dry eye, as well as new hair growth on areas with which Latisse comes into contact. Patients with a hypersensitivity to bimatoprost, or who have had a previous reaction to Latisse, should avoid future use. *
How to Get Started With Latisse:
Talk to Dr. Vitenas to determine if you are a good candidate for Latisse. We will help you determine if Latisse can help achieve the long, full lashes you desire. The Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique can also recommend other noninvasive cosmetic treatments to further enhance the beauty of your eyes. Treatments often paired with Latisse include Botox to reduce Crow’s Feet or Juvederm to improve hollows under the eyes. *
What is Latisse?
Latisse is the only FDA-approved topical treatment to improve Hypotrichosis (too few eyelashes). *
What areas can be treated with Latisse?
Latisse is used to improve the look of the upper lash line; the product should not be used on the lower lashes. *
How is Latisse applied?
Latisse is applied at home nightly with a small brush-applicator. After the eye area has been thoroughly cleaned, one drop of Latisse will be placed along the lash line. *
Where do I purchase Latisse?
Dr. Vitenas will give you a prescription for Latisse, which will then be filled at your local pharmacy. *
How long does a Latisse treatment take to perform?
Latisse takes just a few minutes to apply, once daily. *
Am I a good candidate for Latisse?
Anyone frustrated by thin, short, or fine lashes can make a good candidate for Latisse. Both men and women can benefit from the treatment. *
Who Should Avoid Latisse?
If you have a hypersensitivity to bimatoprost, the active ingredient in Latisse, then the treatment should be avoided. *
Does Latisse cause any discomfort?
No, Latisse does not cause any pain or discomfort. It is easily and safely applied at home. *
When will I see results from Latisse?
Some patients will notice the benefits of Latisse in as little as one month. It will take up to 16 weeks for the full results of Latisse to be noticeable. *
What can I expect after a Latisse treatment?
Latisse requires no downtime. After applying, patients should wait 15 minutes before putting in contacts. *
Can I continue to wear makeup with Latisse?
Yes, makeup and mascara can be worn as usual during your Latisse treatment. *
How long will the results from my Latisse treatment last?
Patients will begin to notice results from their Latisse treatment in just four weeks. However, the full benefits will take up to 16 weeks to appear. The results can be long-lasting, provided the Latisse treatment continues. Once Latisse has been stopped, the lashes will return to their normal state. *
What are the possible risks of Latisse?
Latisse is considered a safe and effective treatment for Hypotrichosis. Reactions are rare, but can include red eyes, itchy eyes, dry eye, and increased brown pigmentation of the eye, as well as hair growth on skin that comes in contact with Latisse. *
How much does Latisse cost?
Latisse costs between $100 and $120 for a one-month supply. Multiple bottles are sometimes filled at a discount.