Latisse is the only FDA cleared prescription treatment for inadequate eyelash growth (hypotrichosis). Experts say that one cause of thinning eyelashes is aging. With consistent use of this medicine, your eyelashes may become longer, thicker and darker.
How Does It Work?
Eyelash growth is cyclical. The normal eyelash growth cycle involves 4 phases—anagen, catagen, telogen, and exogen—and occurs over several months. Latisse® is believed to prolong the active growth phase—or anagen phase.
The onset of the effect is gradual. The majority of patients in the clinical trials saw significant improvement in 2 months and fuller, longer, darker lashes in 16 weeks. Latisse may cause darkening of the eyelid skin, which may be reversible upon discontinuation of the product. Although iris dyspigmentation was not reported in clinical studies, patients should be advised about the potential for increased brown iris pigmentation, which is likely to be permanent.
Latisse Pictures After 16 Weeks of Use
How Do I Apply Latisse®?
Latisse is a prescription medicine and requires a consult with Dr. Gallacher. You will apply the medication yourself in the comfort of your own home. Watch this video for a demonstration of the proper application of Latisse.