LATISSE® is an FDA-approved prescription treatment for hypotrichosis used to grow eyelashes, making them longer, thicker and darker. Eyelash hypotrichosis is another name for having inadequate or not enough eyelashes. The results of the FDA reviewed clinical study have verified the identity, potency, purity and stability of the ingredients, and have also demonstrated that the product is safe and effective for its intended use if used as prescribed.
How does it work?
LATISSE® is believed to prolong the anagen phase (active growth phase). LATISSE® works from the inside out. As the treatment progresses, you’ll begin to see changes in length, thickness and darkness gradually. The exact way it works is unknown.
Who can use LATISSE®?
If any of the following conditions apply to you, LATISSE® may not be the right solution.
- Have been previously diagnosed with eye problems
- Have a history of eye pressure problems (specifically elevated intraocular pressure)
- Are currently taking medications to lower their intraocular pressure (IOP)
- Have risk factors for glaucoma, including a family history of glaucoma
- Are allergic to any of the LATISSE® ingredients
You should speak to one of our eye care specialists before starting LATISSE® to see if it’s right for you. Some people may need to be closely monitored during treatment to prevent any future eye problems.
What are the possible side effects with LATISSE®?
The most common side effects after using LATISSE® are eye itching or eye redness. These were reported by about 4% of patients in the clinical trials. LATISSE® solution may cause other less common side effects, which occur on the skin close to where LATISSE® is applied, or in the eyes. These include skin darkening, eye irritation, dryness or redness of the eyelids.