Eyelash Enhancement (Latisse)

In 2009 we have the introduction of the first medication approved by the FDA to lengthen, increase the width and the darkness of eyelashes. This new product is called Latisse and it is brought to us by the same company that brought us popular cosmetic treatments such as Botox and Juvederm. Latisse is available by prescription only.

The Esthetic Clinic is the ideal place to get your prescription for Latisse as our doctors are both experts in facial and eyelid beauty as well as board certified eyelid surgeons.

Frequently asked questions about Eyelash Enhancement:

  • What is Latisse?

Latisse is an FDA approved drug named Bimotoprost.

  • Why is it important that the FDA has approved Latisse?

Most cosmetic treatments have not been approved by the Food and Drug Association. The fact that Latisse was approved means that Latisse was tested by FDA and not only found to be safe, but also effective in growing thicker longer eyelashes. Most cosmetic treatments are usually proven to be safe but they are not approved by any government agency to be effective. That is why so many cosmetic companies are allowed to make claims that are not scientifically true or valid and this is the reason why you can be assured that the claims made about Latisse are scientifically true and valid.

  • Are there other FDA approved treatments for short or not enough eyelashes?

None.

  • How does Latisse work?

It is not definitely known, but it is most likely that it prolongs the growth phase (anagen) of eyelashes allowing them to grow thicker and longer.

  • How long does it take for Latisse to make my lashes look longer and thicker?

It takes 4-8 weeks to begin noticing improvement and a period of 16 weeks for the improvement to be complete.

  • How often do I apply Latisse?

Latisse is to be applied once daily, usually before going to bed.

  • What do I need to do to prepare my lids for application of Latisse?

Wash away your makeup and remove any contact lens from your eyes.

  • How do I apply Latisse?

Special applicators are provided with the medication for application of the medicine to the eye-lashes on your upper eyelid every evening. Put a drop of medication on the applicator and rub the applicator along the skin at the base of the upper eyelids’ eyelashes. Blot away any excess that may be present. Use a new applicator for each eyelid.

  • Can Latisse have side effects?

4% of the patients develop red itchy eyes. This is typically noted immediately after application of the medication but lasts only a short time. In some cases this gets resolved within two weeks and in others, the treatment has to be stopped.

  • Will Latisse damage my eyes if I get it in them?

Using the applicators which are included with the medicine delivers a much lesser dose of medicine to the eye as compared to putting drops directly into the eye when used to treat glaucoma. In clinical studies, Latisse used with applicators did not alter intraocular pressure.

  • Will Latisse lower the pressure in my eye as it does when this medication is used to treat glaucoma?

Using the applicators which are included with the medicine delivers a much lesser dose of medicine to the eye as compared to putting drops directly into the eye when used to treat glaucoma. In clinical studies, Latisse used with applicators did not alter intraocular pressure.

  • Will the medication cause the color of my eyelid skin to change?

This occurs rarely in the area of the eyelid where the medication has been applied and has been reported to be reversible when the medication is stopped.

  • Can this medication alter the color of my eye?

A change in eye colour has not been demonstrated to occur when Latisse is applied to the upper eyelid skin with the applicator. This does occur in about 1% of patients when the medicine is put directly into the eye in a 20 times higher dose for the treatment of glaucoma.

  • What is hypotrichosis?

It is a medical term for not enough or inadequate eyelashes.


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