How Does LATISSE Work?

Great eyelashes don’t just happen overnight. That’s why it’s important to note that LATISSE solution works gradually and remarkably. Once you begin, you must continue applying the topical solution each night and follow the directions for best results. 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.

Are There Do's & Don'ts?

Once you know how to apply LATISSE®, it’s important to understand a few simple tips to help you make your treatment as effective as possible:
1. Use LATISSE® as directed. 
2. Be sure to remove makeup and contacts before use.
3. Always use the sterile, disposable, FDA-approved applicator provided in the kit.
4. Only apply LATISSE® to the base of upper lashes, not the lower lid.
5. Don’t apply more just to catch up if you miss an application. Simply apply LATISSE® the next evening and stay on schedule.
6. Avoid contamination by common bacteria and don’t let the tip of the bottle or applicator contact your fingers or any other unintended surface.
7. 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.

Is LATISSE® Right for me?

Because only you know what look is right for you, it’s important to discuss treatment and expectations with Judy.  During the consultation/evaluation, she will determine if LATISSE® is right for you.



LATISSE® is the only FDA-approved product to grow lashes longer, fuller and darker for those who do not have enough lashes. It has been studied for safety and efficacy and is available only by prescription. LATTISE was developed through a medical study of it’s active ingredient, bimatoprost, specifically for growing lashes. After a clinical trial to study the safety and effectiveness for lash growth, LATISSE® was approved by the FDA in December of 2008.

A LATISSE® clinical study was conducted at 16 sites across the country and included 278 people. Throughout the course of the 16-week treatment period, each participant was photographed and evaluated at 4-week intervals (week 0 to week 16) for differences in their overall lash prominence, including length, thickness and darkness. At the end of the 16-week treatment period, the results showed that LATISSE® was effective for 78% (107/137) of those participating vs. 18% (26/141) for those in the vehicle group (the vehicle was the same solution as LATISSE®, but without the active ingredient). Specifically, patients treated with LATISSE® in the clinical study experienced a:
          • 25% increase in lash length (vs. 2% for vehicle)
          • 106% increase in lash thickness/fullness (vs. 12% for vehicle)
          • 18% increase in lash darkness (vs. 3% for vehicle)

It’s believed that LATISSE® works by increasing the growth cycle (anagen) phase of your eyelash hair cycle. Anagen is the growth phase of all hair. It increases the length of the anagen phase and the number of hairs in this growth phase.

Eyelash hypotrichosis is the medical name for having inadequate or not enough lashes. Eyelash hypotrichosis is defined as having lower than average length, thickness and/or number of eyelashes.

You need to be patient when using LATISSE® as the growth is gradual over time. Some may start to notice longer lashes after about a month and many should experience full results in approximately four months. This is similar to the clinical trial results, but individual results may vary. Just like it takes some time for LATISSE® to work, if use of LATISSE® is discontinued, eyelashes will return to their previous appearance over the course of several weeks to months.

If any solution gets into the eye, it is not expected to cause harm. You do not need to rinse your eyes. LATISSE® is not an eye drop. DO NOT APPLY in your eye or to the lower lid.

If you miss an application or a few, don’t try to catch up. You don’t want to double up on your treatments. Just apply the LATISSE® treatment the next evening and restart your schedule.

Yes, but you should take them out before applying LATISSE®. Just remove your contact lenses and then wait for 15 minutes after applying LATISSE® before putting your contacts back in.

Both men and women can use LATISSE® to increase the length, thickness and darkness of the eyelashes if a provider determines they are appropriate candidates for treatment. There are many male patients who use LATISSE® to grow their lashes and are happy with their lash results.

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