What is LATISSE?
LATISSE ® (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution 0.03%) is an FDA-approved prescription treatment for Hypotrichosis (inadequate or not enough eyelashes). It increases the growth of eyelashes, including length, thickness, and darkness. A kit is purchased which includes the medication and disposable sterile-tip applicators.
What are the Treatment Areas?
LATISSE is applied to the upper eyelid only, and should not be applied to the lower eyelash margin, because it is passed from upper eyelid to lower eyelid when blinking.
How is the Treatment Administered?
Once nightly, one drop is placed on the sterile applicator and applied evenly to the skin of the upper eyelid margin at the base of the eyelashes. This applicator will be disposed and the other eye will be treated with a new sterile applicator. It is important to never reuse applicators or to use any other brush or applicator.
What Should I Expect While Using the Treatment?
The full effect is seen at 16 weeks. It is important to continue applying the solution and follow the directions to achieve the best results. If treatment is permanently discontinued, the eyelashes will return to their pre-treatment level. Possible side effects include eye redness or itching and eyelid irritation. These symptoms are side effects, not allergic reactions. LATISSE may cause darkening of the upper eyelid skin which may be reversible. Permanent discoloration of the iris (colored part of the eye) may occur if the drops frequently come in contact with the eye.
Am I a Candidate?
Most clients are able to take LATISSE, however, anyone using intraocular pressure-lowering eyedrops for glaucoma must consult with their ophthalmologist prior to treatment.
How Do I Get Started?
LATISSE is a prescription medication, therefore a consultation must be completed with our MedSpa provider. Contact us below or submit an online consultation form to learn more about how we can help you grow longer, thicker, and darker eyelashes. We offer free consultations and our medical providers will work with you to develop a treatment plan that will help you reach your beauty goals!