Latisse is an FDA approved medication that is designed to promote the growth of thicker, longer, and healthier eyelashes in 8-10 weeks. This is a clinically approved and generally safe medication that can cause noticeable cosmetic benefits for patients who qualify as good candidates.
How Does Latisse Work?
Latisse works by lengthening the period by which hair grows, along with the number of hairs that are produced. In this case, Latisse is not placed in the eye but is brushed along the lash line of the upper eyelid using the provided applicator. Then as you blink, the drug spreads to your lower lash line automatically.
You may start to see more length in as little as four weeks after beginning Latisse treatment, and you should achieve full growth in 16 weeks! It’s not an illusion of growth. It’s your own eyelashes — only fuller and darker.
You can see the gradual transformation through week 16 in the photos below, and we’re happy to walk you through the stages of growth in greater detail during your consultation.
Before and Afters
What to Know About Using Latisse
As with any medication, it’s important to understand how to use Latisse safely. Latisse works similarly to daily contacts where applicators should not be re-used to help prevent dry, irritated, and itchy eyes. It has been proven safe in clinical trials, but some patients with pre-existing conditions are unable to use it. If you have uveitis, eyelid dermatitis, ocular hypertension, or select other conditions, you may not be able to use Latisse. We always recommend that you talk with your Ophthalmologist before starting the medication.
If you are considering using Latisse, you should consult a dermatologist before use. Our highly experienced team can help you determine whether Latisse is right for you. Latisse is very safe for those who qualify for the treatment, and it is a prescription medication.
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I can’t tell you how happy I am with the results of Latisse. This discovery has made a real change in my life.
Twenty years ago I was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer which required a double mastectomy. After surgery a chemotherapy regime was recommended; the treatment not only took my hair, but also my eyelashes and eyebrows. In an attempt to look normal, I began to use individual permanent eyelashes, which I glued to the few fragile eyelashes remaining.
Every morning I had to dedicate at least fifteen minutes to filling in the lashes which fell out while sleeping or cleansing my face. I had to carry additional eyelashes, glue, and tweezers everywhere I went in order to make repairs. I can tell you the entire situation was depressing.
When I read about Latisse I didn’t think it was possible, but it was! I now have full eyelashes and was elated to throw out the false lashes. Applying eye makeup is now a pleasure and I am so thankful to the physician who gave me and many other cancer survivors the ability to put one of the daily reminders of the ravages of cancer behind.– M. A.