What is hypotrichosis of the eyelashes?
Hypotrichosis is another name for having inadequate or not enough eyelashes. Solution to this problem – Latisse.
Is Latisse Safe to Use?
The active ingredient in LATISSE is bimatoprost. It is the first and only prescription treatment approved by the FDA in 2001 for inadequate or insufficient eyelashes, growing them longer, fuller and darker. Although the precise mechanism of action is not known, research suggests that lashes can grow longer, thicker and darker because bimatoprost can prolong and increase the percent of hairs during this growth phase.
How Does Latisse Work?
Latisse works from the inside out. As the treatment progresses, you'll begin to see changes in length, thickness and darkness gradually. After week 16, you'll see the full effect of LATISSE™ — and so will others. The best part is that the measurable growth is your own lashes only thicker and longer.
What if I forget to apply one night... or several 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 are the possible side effects of LATISSE?
The most common side effects after using LATISSE solution are an itching sensation in the eyes and/or eye redness. This was reported in approximately 4% of patients. However, some users found that these irritations went away once they became accustomed to the product or began applying it properly. Others found the problem went away when you switch to applying the solution every other day or every few days. LATISSE solution may cause other less common side effects which typically occur on the skin close to where LATISSE is applied, or in the eyes. These include hyperpigmentation (skin darkening), eye irritation, dryness of the eyes, and redness of the eyelids. These possible side effects of LATISSE, but may be reversible after discontinued use.
As with any prescription treatment, always consult with your doctor for information and proper usage of LATISSE solution.
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.
Who should NOT use LATISSE?
Do not use LATISSE solution if you are allergic to one of its ingredients.
What are the ingredients in LATISSE?
Active ingredient: bimatoprost
Inactive ingredients: benzalkonium chloride; sodium chloride; sodium phosphate, dibasic; citric acid; and purified water. Sodium hydroxide and/or hydrochloric acid may be added to adjust pH. The pH during its shelf life ranges from 6.8 — 7.8.
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