Are Your Lashes Thinning Over Time?
Not enough lashes? LATISSE® grows lashes longer, fuller and darker. Ask Dr. Baratta if LATISSE® is right for you.
LATISSE® is an FDA-approved treatment to grow eyelashes for people with inadequate or not enough lashes.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT
Great eyelashes don’t just happen overnight. That’s why it’s important to note that Latisse solution works gradually and remarkably — with full results at week 16. Once you begin, you must continue applying the topical solution each night and follow the directions for best results. If you stop using LATISSE® at any time, your eyelashes will return to their previous appearance over several weeks to months.
Set your sights on growth.
As the treatment progresses, you’ll first begin to see changes in length. Then, gradually, you’ll notice more thickness and darkness in your lashes. If you’re satisfied with your results by week 8, don’t stop there. Stick with the treatment. After week 16, you’ll see the full effect of Latisse solution — and so will others. After that, you can talk to your doctor about ongoing use.
Results were proven in our clinical study.
The Latisse clinical study was conducted at 16 sites across the country and included 278 participants of varying ages (22 to 78). The study tested Latisse solution and a vehicle (or placebo), which was Latisse without its active ingredient. Neither patients nor Clinical Investigators knew which group received what treatment. By week 16, the results showed that 78% (107/137) of participants experienced a significant increase in overall eyelash prominence (including elements of length, fullness and darkness), compared to 18% (26/141) for the vehicle group.
Clinical trial results showed lashes were:
25% longer (2% for vehicle)
106% fuller (12% for vehicle)
18% darker (3% for vehicle)
Side effects are possible. Here’s what to look out for.
Latisse does have some side effects, the most common of which are an itching sensation in the eyes and/or eye redness. These were reported in approximately 4% of patients.
Other less common side effects typically occur on the skin close to where Latisse is applied, or in the eyes. These include eyelid skin darkening, eye irritation, dryness of the eyes, and redness of the eyelids. Eyelid skin darkening is a result of increased melanin in the skin, making your eyelid skin look a little darker close to where the solution is applied to the skin. This is expected to reverse after several weeks to months if you decide to stop using the product.
If you’re using Latisse solution and you develop a new ocular condition or reaction (e.g., trauma or infection), experience a sudden decrease in visual acuity, or need to have eye surgery, be sure to talk to your doctor immediately concerning the continued use of Latisse.
TIPS FOR SUCCESS
Try to incorporate Latisse into your nightly routine — for example, after you’ve washed your face and brushed your teeth.
Keep it Handy
Store the Latisse bottle near your other skin care products or toothbrush, so you won’t forget to apply it each night.
Latisse (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.03% takes time to work. Only use it once a night. Use of Latisse more than once a day will not increase the growth of eyelashes more than use once a day.
Latisse is best applied to a clean surface. Before getting started, be sure to remove makeup and contacts.
Follow the Rules
Always use the sterile, disposable, FDA-approved applicator provided in the kit when applying Latisse. Do not try to apply with a cotton swab. Only apply Latisse to the base of upper lashes, not the lower lid.
Don’t Play Catchup
If you miss a dose one night, don’t apply more just to catch up. Simply apply Latisse the next evening and stay on schedule.
Beware of Germs
Don’t let the tip of the bottle or applicator contact your fingers or any other unintended surface, in order to avoid contamination by common bacteria known to cause infections.
Chart Your Progress
When you start using Latisse solution, be sure to mark your calendar and take pictures throughout weeks (0, 4, 8, 12, 16), so you can have your own “Before & After Gallery.”
Stay On Course
As we mentioned earlier, you do need to exercise patience with Latisse. If you’re satisfied with your results by week 8, stick with the treatment. You’ll see the full effect of Latisse come into view at week 16. After that, you should talk to your doctor about ongoing use.