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About Latisse

There’s been a growing interest in this product ever since it was introduced. And it’s no wonder. LATISSE® is the first and only FDA

-approved prescription treatment for inadequate or not enough

eyelashes, growing them longer, fuller and darker.

Discover the LATISSE® difference.

LATISSE® solution is a growth treatment for hypotrichosis (inadequate or not enough eyelashes). In fact, it’s the only FDA-approved treatment clinically proven to grow lashes. And it’s the only lash growth product of its kind available by prescription. So you’ll need to talk to your doctor to see if it’s right for you.

LATISSE® grows lashes longer, fuller and darker.

LATISSE® solution is a once-nightly treatment you apply topically to the base of your upper eyelashes, as instructed by your doctor. Then, gradually, the results come in. You may start to see more length in as little as 4 weeks and you should achieve full growth in 16 weeks. It’s not an illusion of growth. It’s real lash growth.

How LATISSE® works.

LATISSE® makes lash growth possible because of its active ingredient: bimatoprost. Although the precise mechanism of action is unknown, LATISSE® is believed to affect the growth (anagen) phase of the eyelash hair cycle in two ways: first, it increases the length of this phase, and second, it increases the number of hairs in this growth phase.

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Latisse™ FAQ’s

What is Latisse®?

Latisse® solution is a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis used to grow eyelashes making them longer, thicker and darker.

What is Hypotrichosis?

Hypotrichosis is another name for having inadequate or not enough eyelashes.

How does Latisse® work?

Latisse® is believed to affect the growth (anagen) phase of the eyelash hair cycle in two ways: first, it increases the length in this phase; and second, it increases the number of hairs in this growth phase. The exact way it works is unknown.

Is Latisse® effective?

A clinical study was conducted at 16 sites across the country and included 278 participants, featuring women and men of various ages (22-78), backgrounds, and eye colors. Throughout the course or the 16-week treatments, each participant was photographed and evaluated at 4-week intervals (week 0 – week16) for differences in their overall lash prominence, including elements of length, thickness, and fullness. At 16 weeks, the results showed that Latisse® was effective for 78%  of those participating, verus 18% for the vehicle group. Vehicle is the same as Latisse®, without its active ingredient.

How soon will I see results?

Latisse® users may start to see longer lashes at 4 weeks, with full growth at 16 weeks. The growth is gradual over time.

How do I apply Latisse®?

Latisse® solution is a once-a-day you apply yourself each evening to the base of the upper eyelashes. DO NOT APPLY in your eye or to the lower lid, because excess hair growth outside the treatment area may occur. See full instructions on how to apply, and apply as instructed by Dr. Ramaya.

What if I forget to apply Latisse®?

If you miss a night, don’t apply extra to try to catch up. Simply apply Latisse® the next night as usual and stay on schedule.

What if I stop using Latisse®?

If Latisse® is discontinued, lashes will gradually return to their previous appearance.

What should I do if I wear contact lenses?

Contact lens wearers can use Latisse®. They need to remove their lense before applying the solution and can re-insert their contacts 15 minutes after.

Are there any possible side effects?

 The most common side effects after using Latisse® solution are an itching sensation in the eyes and/or eye redness. These were reported in approximately 4% of patients. Latisse® solution may cause other less common side effects, which typically occur on the skin close to where it is applied, or in the eyes. These include, skin darkening, eye irritation, eye dryness, and eyelid redness.

Could my eye color change with Latisse®?

There have been no reports of eye color change in the clinical study. However, there is the potential for increased brown iris pigmentation which is likely to be permanent. Increased iris pigmentation is associated at a very low incidence when bimatropost is instilled directly into the eye.

Will there be lid pigmentation changes with Latisse®?

Latisse® may cause darkening to the upper eyelid. This is expected to be reversible if you stop using Latisse®.

Can anyone use Latisse®?

You should not use Latisse® if you are allergic to one of its ingredients. Also, you should talk to Dr. Ramaya or an eye care specialist before starting Latisse® if any of the following apply to you.

√ previous diagnosis of eye pressure problems (specifically, elevated intraocular pressure).

√ currently taking medication for eye pressure problems (particularly intraocular pressure). If so, you should be closely monitored while using Latisse®.

√ risk factors for glaucoma including a family history of glaucoma. Please speak to an eye care specialist before starting Latisse®.

How do I maintain my results?

To achieve the full effect you will need to use the product daily for 16 weeks. After that point, you can talk to Dr. Ramaya about ongoing use.

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