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Cosmetic Dermatology

Latisse

Do you wish your eyelashes were more lush? If so, Latisse may be the answer. Although there are other lash products, Latisse is the only FDA-approved treatment for growing longer, fuller, and darker lashes. You need a prescription to get it, but it does work.


I was a Principal Investigator in the clinical research trial that led to FDA approval of Latisse in 2009, so I’ve had experience with it longer than most physicians in the US. I started using it myself after lash extensions made my eyelashes break off. Now I can get on a motorcycle or in the water without worrying about my extensions coming off or mascara getting on my contacts. Best of all, I spend a lot less time in the morning on my lashes — a quick swipe of mascara and I’m good to go.


Here are some of the most common questions that patients ask me about Latisse:


What is Latisse? Latisse solution is a prescription treatment that’s been shown to grow eyelashes, making them longer, thicker, and darker. It’s also been shown to grown more lashes.


How does it work? All the hair on your body grows in cycles, including your lashes, and it’s thought that Latisse increases the growth phase of eyelashes.


How do I use Latisse? It comes in a small bottle, like a bottle of eyedrops. Read more...


When will I see results? In the clinical study, we saw significant improvement in most people by 8 weeks. Read more...


What if I stop using Latisse? Your lashes will most likely return to their original appearance over several weeks to months.


Can anyone use Latisse? You should not use Latisse if you’re allergic to one of its ingredients. Read more...


What are the possible side effects of Latisse? In the clinical study, the most common side effects were eye itching or redness, which was reported in up to 4% of users. Read more...


How is Latisse different from other lash products? Only Latisse has been studied and approved by the FDA to be safe and effective as a prescription treatment for lashes. Read more...


 
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