How is LATISSE® different than other Lash products on the market?
LATISSE® is currently the only lash growth product on the market with substantiated research to back its claims and is the only FDA-approved product to grow lashes longer, fuller and darker. It has been studied for safety and efficacy and is available only through a physician or nurse practitioner by prescription.
Apply LATISSE®at the same time every night, so it easily becomes a part of your nightly regime. First, ensure the face is clean, makeup and contact lenses are removed, and any other facial care products have been applied. Then, carefully apply one drop of Latisse to the disposable sterile applicator supplied and apply evenly along the skin of the upper eyelid at the base of the eyelid. The upper lid in the area of lash growth should feel lightly moist without runoff. Blot any excess solution runoff outside the upper eyelid with a tissue. Dispose of the applicator after one use and then repeat for the opposite upper eyelid margin using a new sterile applicator. Do not reuse applicators and do not use any other brush/applicator to apply Latisse.
Potential 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 in the clinical study. 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 skin darkening, eye irritation, dryness of the eyes and redness of the eyelids. While this is a common concern, eyelid skin darkening is a less common side effect. In a study for FDA approval, localized skin darkening only occurred in approximately 2.9% of patients using LATISSE®. It’s caused by an increase in melanin close to where the solution is applied and is expected to reverse several weeks to months after discontinuing use of the product. LATISSE® use may cause increased brown iris pigmentation of the colored part of the eye which is likely to be permanent. While very infrequent, increased iris pigmentation has occurred when LATISSE® solution was administered
Do not apply LATISSE® in your eye or to the lower lid.
How are results maintained?
To maintain luxurious lashes, treatment protocol must be continued. If use of LATISSE® is discontinued, eyelashes will gradually return to where they were before treatment over a period of weeks to months (average eyelash hair cycle).
Contact lens and LATISSE®
Remove your contact lenses and then wait for 15 minutes after applying LATISSE® before putting your contacts back.