Thin eyelashes or eyelashes that simply do not grow is concerning and, until recently, the only other option was lash extensions.
LATISSE®, which uses the active ingredient bimatoprost, is the first and only FDA-approved prescription treatment for short or missing lashes. Our clients have been amazed to find that a product which sounds too good to be true really works. Latisse grows longer, fuller and darker lashes in as little as 21 days.
You’ll find that LATISSE® lengthens, thickens and grows your own lashes.
How Does Latisse Work?
In 2001, Allergan developed another product, a medicated eye drop used to treat elevated intraocular pressure (IOP). Many patients using this medication also began to grow longer, fuller and darker lashes as a side effect. This led Allergan to study the medication’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. Doctors believe it does so by lengthening the growth cycle (anagen) phase of your eyelash hair cycleas well as the number of hairs in this growth phase.
What To Expect
LATISSE® is a solution that is applied sparingly to the upper lash line. It 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. 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.