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LATISSE solution is a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis used to grow eyelashes, making them longer, thicker and darker.  Hypotrichosis is another name for having inadequate or not enough eyelashes.

What to Expect

Set your sights on growth.

Great eyelashes don’t just happen overnight. That’s why it’s important to note that LATISSE (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.03% works gradually and remarkably — starting at 4 weeks with full results after 16 weeks. Once you begin treatment, you could start to see results in as little as 4 weeks, but you must continue applying the topical treatment each night and follow the directions for best results. Remember results are gradual over time. Your eyelashes will experience real measurable growth.

Your eyelashes will experience real measurable growth.

LATISSE works from the inside out. As the treatment progresses, you’ll begin to see changes in length, thickness and darkness gradually. After week 16, you’ll see the full effect of LATISSE — and so will others.

 

 
In the clinical study, 78% had a significant increase in overall eyelash prominence (including elements of length, fullness, and darkness) at week 16.

There are possible side effects.

Throughout clinical trials, some users did experience itchy eyes and eye redness. However, some users found that these irritations went away once they became accustomed to the product or began applying it properly. As with any prescription treatment, always consult with your doctor for information and proper usage of LATISSE solution.

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About Safety

If you’re considering LATISSE (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.03%, it’s important to get all the facts. You may have questions about how the treatment works, how soon you’ll see results and, of course, the safety of the product. This site was intended to give you a basic understanding of the product, but you should talk to your doctor to see if LATISSE is right for you.

The first step: talk to your doctor

Your doctor will evaluate your medical history to determine if you’re a good candidate for LATISSE. If you have an eye infection, broken or irritated upper eyelid skin, or if you are using products for elevated intraocular pressure, talk to your doctor.

What are the side effects?

The most common side effects after using LATISSE solution are an itching sensation in the eyes and/or eye redness, which were reported in approximately 4% of patients. These may occur immediately after use, but should usually last only for a short period of time. Eye itching and eye redness are not allergic reactions, and do not mean that your eyes are being harmed.

LATISSE solution may cause other less common side effects, which typically occur on the skin close to where LATISSE is applied, or in the eyes. These include eye irritation, dryness of the eyes, and redness of the eyelids. Skin darkening (or hyperpigmentation) is another less common side effect. This condition causes areas of skin to become darker than the surrounding skin color, but has been reported to be reversible after discontinuation of the product.

You should always only use the FDA-approved sterile applicators to apply LATISSE directly to the base of your upper eyelashes. The applicators have been specially designed and manufactured to meet FDA standards, and ensure that the correct dose of LATISSE is applied. This will maximize effectiveness and safety.

Could LATISSE cause the color of my eyes to change?

Eye color change – iris pigmentation – was not reported in the LATISSE clinical trials. Iris pigmentation has occurred in patients who applied similar medications directly into the eye to treat elevated intraocular pressure/glaucoma. Keep in mind that the amount of product applied to the base of the upper eyelashes is only 5% of the volume vs. when applied directly into the eye. Most of LATISSE is absorbed by the skin at the upper eyelid margin. Please consult your doctor to learn more about LATISSE.

Is LATISSE safe?

LATISSE is an FDA-approved prescription treatment for hypotrichosis used to grow eyelashes, making them longer, thicker and darker. Hypotrichosis is another name for having inadequate or not enough eyelashes. The FDA reviewed clinical study results to verify the identity, potency, purity and stability of the ingredients, and demonstrated that the product is safe and effective for its intended use if used as prescribed.

There are possible side effects. Throughout clinical trials, some users did experience itchy eyes and eye redness. However, some users found that these irritations went away once they became accustomed to the product or began applying it properly. As with any prescription treatment, always consult with your doctor for information and proper usage of LATISSE solution.

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Tips for Success:

Your Guide to Making the Most of LATISSE.

Once you know how to apply LATISSE, it’s important to understand a few simple tips to help you make your treatment as effective as possible.

Follow these guidelines for best results:

Think routine

Try to incorporate LATISSE into your nightly routine — for example, after you’ve washed your face and brushed your teeth.

Keep it handy

Store the LATISSE bottle near your other skin care products or toothbrush, so you won’t forget to apply it each night.

Have patience

LATISSE (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.03% takes time to work. Only use it once a night, and don’t overuse it, as this may increase the chance of experiencing eye redness or itchiness.

Start fresh

If your eye makeup remover leaves an oily residue on your eyelids, wipe off any excess oils with soap and water to ensure a clean surface before you apply LATISSE.

Follow the rules

Always use the sterile, disposable FDA-approved applicator provided in the kit. Don’t try to apply LATISSE with a cotton swab. The LATISSE applicator is specially designed to hold a drop and release a drop, as well as ensure safety and maximize effectiveness.

Don’t play catch up

If you miss a dose one night, don’t apply more just to catch up. Simply apply LATISSE the next evening and stay on schedule.

Beware of germs

Don’t let the tip of the bottle or applicator contact your fingers or any other unintended surface, in order to avoid contamination.

Chart your progress

When you start using LATISSE solution, be sure to mark your calendar and take pictures throughout weeks (0, 4, 8, 12, 16), so you can have your own “Before & After Gallery.”

Talk to your doctor for some additional tips for success.

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LATISSE Frequently Asked Questions

What is LATISSE (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.03%?
What is hypotrichosis of the eyelashes?
How does LATISSE work?
How do I apply LATISSE?
How soon will I see results?
Is LATISSE a replacement for mascara?
Is LATISSE (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.03% different from nonprescription products that indicate eyelash growth?
What if I forget to apply one night? Or a few nights?
What happens if I stop using LAISSE™?
Can I get a prescription for LATISSE from any doctor??
What are the possible side effects of LATISSE?
What should I do if I get LATISSE in my eye?
Who should NOT use LATISSE?
What are the ingredients in LATISSE?
What is skin hyperpigmentation?
What is elevated intraocular pressure (IOP)?
What should I do if I experience eye redness?
Could LATISSE cause the color of my eyes to change??
What should I use to apply LATISSE?
Why do the directions say to only apply LATISSE solution to the base of the upper eyelashes?
What should I do if I experience eye itching?

What is LATISSE (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.03%?

LATISSE solution is a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis used to grow eyelashes, making them longer, thicker and darker.

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What is hypotrichosis of the eyelashes?

Hypotrichosis is another name for having inadequate or not enough eyelashes.

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How does LATISSE work?

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. The exact way it works is unknown.

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How do I apply LATISSE?

LATISSE is a once-a-day treatment you apply yourself each evening to the base of the upper eyelashes. See the full instructions in How to Apply.

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How soon will I see results?

LATISSE users may see results starting at 4 weeks with full results after 16 weeks. The growth is gradual overnight, over time.

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Is LATISSE a replacement for mascara?

No, LATISSE does not work in place of mascara. However, mascara is a nice complement to LATISSE to help make your new longer eyelashes look even more attractive.

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Is LATISSE (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.03% different from nonprescription products that indicate eyelash growth?

LATISSE solution is the first and only prescription treatment approved by the FDA for inadequate or not having enough eyelashes, growing them longer, fuller and darker.

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What if I forget to apply one night? Or a few nights?

If you miss an application or a few, don’t try to catch up. Just apply the LATISSE treatment the next evening and stay on schedule.

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What happens if I stop using LATISSE?

If you stop using LATISSE, your eyelashes are expected to return to their previous appearance over several weeks to months.

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Can I get a prescription for LATISSE from any doctor?

First, ask your doctor if LATISSE is right for you. Although any doctor can prescribe LATISSE, some may be more familiar with this product than others. When making an appointment, be sure to tell the receptionist that you want to find out more about LATISSE.

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What are the possible side effects of LATISSE?

The most common side effects after using LATISSE solution are an itching sensation in the eyes and/or eye redness. This was reported in approximately 4% of patients. LATISSE solution may cause other less common side effects which typically occur on the skin close to where LATISSE is applied, or in the eyes. These include skin darkening, eye irritation, dryness of the eyes, and redness of the eyelids.

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What should I do if I get LATISSE in my eye?

LATISSE solution is an ophthalmic drug product. If any gets into the eye, it is not expected to cause harm. The eye should not be rinsed.

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Who should NOT use LATISSE?

Do not use LATISSE solution if you are allergic to one of its ingredients

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What are the ingredients in LATISSE?

Active ingredient: bimatoprost
Inactive ingredients: benzalkonium chloride; sodium chloride; sodium phosphate, dibasic; citric acid; and purified water. Sodium hydroxide and/or hydrochloric acid may be added to adjust pH. The pH during its shelf life ranges from 6.8 — 7.8.

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What is skin hyperpigmentation?

This is a common, usually harmless condition in which areas of skin become darker than the surrounding skin color. This occurs when there is an increase in the melanin, the brown pigment that produces normal skin color, in the skin. Skin hyperpigmentation is a possible side effect of LATISSE, but may be reversible after discontinuation of the product.

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What is elevated intraocular pressure (IOP)?

This is a condition where the pressure inside the eye is higher than normal. LATISSE may decrease IOP. So talk to your doctor if you are using IOP-lowering medications. Concurrent administration of LATISSE and certain IOP-lowering medications in ocular hypertensive patients should be closely monitored for changes in intraocular pressure.

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What should I do if I experience eye redness?

Eye redness may occur immediately after use, but should usually last only for a short period of time. Eye redness alone is not an allergic reaction or inflammation, and doesn’t mean that your eyes are being harmed. Please use the LATISSE applicators as instructed to help to minimize the occurrence of eye redness.

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Could LATISSE cause the color of my eyes to change?

Eye color change – iris pigmentation – was not reported in the LATISSE clinical trials. Iris pigmentation has occurred in patients who applied similar medications directly into the eye to treat elevated intraocular pressure/glaucoma. Keep in mind that the amount of product applied to the base of the upper eyelashes is only 5% of the volume vs. when applied directly into the eye. Most of LATISSE is absorbed by the skin at the upper eyelid margin. Please consult your doctor to learn more about LATISSE.

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What should I use to apply LATISSE?

You should always only use the FDA-approved sterile applicators to apply LATISSE solution directly to the base of your upper eyelashes. The applicators have been specially designed and manufactured to meet FDA standards, and ensure that the correct dose of LATISSE is applied. This will maximize effectiveness and safety.

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Why do the directions say to only apply LATISSE solution to the base of the upper eyelashes?

A clinical trial of LATISSE was conducted on patients who applied the product to the base of their upper lashes only. Applied nightly, the transfer of LATISSE solution from the upper to lower eyelid may occur naturally because the eyelids are closed and the eyelashes touch each other. Over application may increase the chance of experiencing side effects. To ensure safety and maximize effectiveness, please follow the directions provided.

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What should I do if I experience eye itching?

Eye itching may occur immediately after use, but should usually last only for a short period of time (one to two weeks during initial use). Eye itching alone is not an allergic reaction, and doesn’t mean that your eyes are being harmed. Consult your doctor if the itching persists or you notice other symptoms as well.

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