LATISSE® is a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis (inadequate or not enough lashes) to grow eyelashes longer, fuller, and darker.
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 Dr. Thomas about ongoing use.
Some Important Do’s and Don’ts:
- Do not apply to the lower lid or in the eye and blot excess solution with a tissue.
- Only use the sterile applicators supplied with LATISSE® to apply the product.
- Don’t allow the tip of the bottle or applicator to touch fingers or any other unintended surface, as contamination by common bacteria is known to cause infections.
- Remove contact lenses prior to applying LATISSE®. Contact lenses may be reinserted 15 minutes afterwards.
- Remember, if you stop using LATISSE®, lashes will gradually return to their previous appearance.
Before & After
Other Tips for Success:
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. Follow these guidelines for best results:
Think Routine: 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.
Have Patience: 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.
Start Fresh: 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 Catch Up: 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.”
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®.
LATISSE® (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.03% Important Information
LATISSE® is a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis (inadequate or not enough lashes) to grow eyelashes longer, fuller, darker.
Important Safety Information
If you use/used prescription products for eye pressure problems, use LATISSE® under doctor care. LATISSE® may cause increased brown pigmentation of the colored part of the eye which is likely permanent. Eyelid skin darkening may occur and may be reversible. Only apply at the base of upper lashes. DO NOT APPLY to lower lid. Hair may grow on skin that LATISSE® frequently touches. If you have eye problems/surgery, consult your doctor about use of LATISSE®. Common side effects are itchy and red eyes. If discontinued, lashes gradually return to previous appearance.