Most everyone wants long, full, fabulous eyelashes. Women spend hundreds of dollars on department store products to thicken, lengthen and darken or even grow back eyelashes. Many pay dearly to have the popular eyelash extensions applied by a beauty industry professional. Others, just can’t seem to ever grow eyelashes like they so desire.
Now, an FDA-approved product (available by prescription only) has been formulated to increase eyelash growth grow back eyelashes and help promote longer, fuller darker lashes.
LATISSE® was created by Allergan. In 2001, Allergan developed a medicated eye drop to treat elevated intraocular pressure. Many patients using this medication also began to grow longer, fuller and darker lashes as a side effect. This led Allergan to study the medication’s active ingredient, bimatoprost, specifically for growing lashes. After a clinical trial, LATISSE® was approved by the FDA in December of 2008.
LATISSE® solution is a growth treatment for hypotrichosis (inadequate or not enough eyelashes). In fact, it’s the only FDA-approved treatment clinically proven to grow lashes. And it’s the only lash growth product of its kind available by prescription. So you’ll need to talk to your doctor to see if it’s right for you.
The first step is to speak with one of our CosmetiCare physicians to find out if the solution to grow eyelashes is right for you. Not everyone may be a candidate for this treatment. Your doctor will have to evaluate your medical history to determine if it’s right for you.
You should not use LATISSE® if you have an active eye condition, including an eye infection, or have broken or irritated skin on your eyelid. If you are using certain eye products for specific eye diseases or conditions it is important that you not use LATISSE® until after consulting with your doctor.
Make sure to get all the facts before making the decision to use this new product. We have provided some basic information for you about LATISSE®. However, we encourage you to further inquire with your doctor to best determine if it is right for you.
LATISSE® is easy to use and provides you with visible results that can be seen over time, Although results can vary, after using the solution as directed—once a day—patients participating in a clinical trial noticed results gradually; first at 4 weeks, more significantly at 8 weeks and the full result after 16 weeks of use.