Latisse All you need to know.
What is Latisse:
LATISSE® is an FDA-approved treatment to grow eyelashes for people with inadequate or not enough lashes.
Who is it for:
If you have trouble growing hair around the eye, have scant lashes, or are experiencing eyelash loss due to stress or illness and you’re looking for a proven, effective, and safe treatment to grow, thicken, and darken your lashes, Latisse might be an option for you!
- Before Applying. Before applying LATISSE® each night, ensure your face is clean, makeup and contact lenses are removed, and any other facial care products have already been applied
- Remove an applicator from its tray
- Apply to Skin Using Applicator
- Latisse® is to be applied topically only to the upper eyelash area • Latisse® is not to be used more than once a day
- Latisse® is always to be applied with the FDA-approved applicators to prevent contamination
- Latisse® is never to be used in the eye
- Allergies – do not use Latisse® if you are allergic to any of the ingredients: bimatoprost, benzalkonium chloride, sodium chloride, sodium phosphate, dibasic, citric acid or purified water.
- Glaucoma – do not use Latisse® if you are currently using any type of eye drops for glaucoma or intraocular pressure problems.
- Using Latisse® can decrease the effectiveness of other glaucoma drops such as LUMIGAN, Xalatan or Travatan or other Prostaglandin analogs.
- Pregnancy – do not use Latisse® if you are pregnant or nursing.
- Do not use Latisse® if you are under 18 years of age.
Post Treatment Care:
- Blot Excess Always blot excess Latisse® – unwanted hair growth can occur if repeatedly applied to an area.
- Dispose of Applicator
What to Expect After Treatment:
- Latisse® takes at least 6-8 weeks for product penetration and when treatment is stopped, approximately 2 weeks to exit the system.
- Thicker, darker and longer lashes appear after 6-8 weeks of application.
- The application sites may be itchy and appear puffy for up to 7-10 days.
- Latisse® may cause the treated area to become darker (hyperpigmented), typically found on upper eyelids. This skin color change is believed to be reversible when medication is stopped. • Side effects may include eye irritation, dryness of the eyes and redness of the eyelids.
- Side effects are rare and experienced by only 4% of patients.