LATISSE® is a prescription treatment used to grow eyelashes longer, thicker and darker.
What is it about batting a long, lush set of lashes that makes a woman feel so fabulous? We go to great lengths for that satisfaction, literally. Applying fake lashes is tedious and time-consuming, lash extensions require regular appointments, and until recently, the only other option was a multitude of mascaras, which can only do so much.
What is it?
LATISSE®, which uses the active ingredient bimatoprost, is the first and only FDA-approved prescription treatment for short or low volume lashes. It grows longer, fuller, darker lashes in as little as 21 days and can be quickly and easily applied at home.
How does it work?
In 2001, Allergan developed a different product, a medicated eye drop used to treat patients with Glaucoma. Many patients using this medication began to notice longer, fuller lashes as a side effect. This led Allergan to study the medication’s active ingredient, specifically for growing lashes. Doctor’s believe it does so by lengthening the growth cycle (anagen) phase for your eyelashes. After a clinical trial to study safety and effectiveness for lash growth, LATISSE® was approved by the FDA in December of 2008.
What can I expect?
LATISSE® works gradually and remarkably, with full results in 16 weeks. Once you begin, you must continue regular use of the product for best results. If you stop using LATISSE® at any point, your eyelashes will return to their previous appearance over time. As the treatment progresses, you’ll first begin to see changes in length. Then, you’ll notice more thickness and darkness in your lashes. Continue use, and after week 16, you’ll see the full effect of LATISSE® — and so will others.
Latisse is a safe, effective way to take advantage of the lash growth my glaucoma patients have experienced for years.
Micah Rothstein, M.D. Glaucoma Specialist