What is Latisse®?

Have you noticed changes in your eyelashes over the years? Perhaps they have lost fullness, or appear shorter. Maybe they are even lighter in color. If so, it may be time to consider Latisse®.

Latisse® is a treatment used to grow eyelashes for individuals with inadequate lashes. It is made up of bimatoprost ophthalmic solution, which was originally used to treat high intraocular pressure (IOP), which is a sign of glaucoma. Doctors started to notice that this medication also caused eyelash growth, which is how Latisse® was born. Although the precise method of action is unknown, Latisse® is believed to affect the growth (anagen) phase of the eyelash hair cycle in two ways: first, it increases the length of this phase, and second, it increases the number of hairs in this growth phase. This medication requires a prescription by a doctor, so if you are interested in learning more, contact us today!

What to Expect During Your Latisse® Treatment?

Latisse® is a once-a-day treatment you apply topically to the base of your upper eyelashes. Patients should apply the solution to an applicator and brush Latisse® onto the upper lash line. Be sure to throw away your applicator after every use. Always remove your contact lenses before using Latisse®, and wait 15 minutes before putting them back in. Dr. Beach will provide you with specific instructions on how to properly use Latisse for the best results. 

Who is a Good Candidate for Latisse®?

Individuals 18 years or older with thin or inadequate upper eyelashes can benefit from Latisse®. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or undergoing therapy for glaucoma, you should not use this treatment. The best way to determine candidacy is to schedule a consultation with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Beach.  

What to Expect After Your Latisse® Treatment?

It is important to know that the Latisse® serum takes time to show its benefit. It requires regular application for a few months to make hair follicles grow eyelashes longer and darker than before, with full results after 12 to 16 weeks. If you stop using Latisse®, your eyelashes resume their previous growth cycle patterns and are expected to return to their previous appearance over several weeks to months.

Uncommonly, some patients may experience eye irritation or dry eyes from using Latisse®. Latisse® may also lead to pigmentation changes in the iris and eyelids. While pigmentation changes in the eyelids typically go away once treatment is stopped, changes in the color of the iris are permanent. 

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If you would like to achieve fuller, thicker eyelashes, contact DermAtelier on Avenue today to learn more about Latisse®! Our team will be happy to assist you in any way we can, including scheduling your consultation appointment with Dr. Beach.

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