LATISSE®is a medical treatment to enhance the length and prominence of eyelashes. The active ingredient in Latisse is bimatoprost. Bimatoprost is used as a treatment for glaucoma. During the treatment, glaucoma patients discovered their eyelashes were longer while using the medication. The treatment is applied to your upper eyelashes once a day. Within 8 weeks, you will see visible results. Typically it takes up to 16 weeks to achieve maximum results with LATISSE®.
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Frequently Asked Questions About LATISSE®
Could LATISSE® cause the color of my eyes to change?
Increased brown iris pigmentation has occurred when the same formulation of bimatoprost ophthalmic solution was instilled directly into the eye to treat elevated intraocular pressure. 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 permanent.
Is LATISSE® an eye drop?
LATISSE® solution is applied topically, along the skin of the upper eyelashes. It is not intended for use in the eyes, but if some solution gets into your eye, you do not need to rinse it.
Could it darken my eyelids?
Skin hyperpigmention (or skin darkening) is a less common side effect, which typically occurs close to where the solution is applied on the skin. This is due to an increase of melanin in the skin. The pigmentation is expected to increase as long as bimatoprost is administered, but has been reported to be reversible in most patients upon discontinuation of bimatoprost.
Can it harm my eyesight?
LATISSE® is an ophthalmic solution. If any solution gets into the eye, it is not expected to cause harm. You do not need to rinse your eyes. LATISSE® is not an eye drop. DO NOT APPLY in your eye or to the lower lid.
How is LATISSE® different from over-the-counter products for lash growth?
LATISSE® is the first and only FDA-approved prescription treatment for inadequate or not enough lashes, growing them longer, fuller and darker.
What does LATISSE® cost?
One LATISSE® kit costs approximately $120. Ask your doctor whether he or she offers any additional discounts. For more ways to save, join LashPerks to get updates on special discounts and promotions.
Do I need to refill my LATISSE® prescription every month?
To achieve the full effect of LATISSE® — longer, fuller, darker lashes — you will need to use the product daily for 16 weeks. After that point, use of LATISSE® can be decreased to twice a week to maintain the results.
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.
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