Latisse is a popular treatment which allows patients to grow longer, thicker and darker eyelashes. This can be a good option for cosmetic use as well as those suffering with hair loss due to alopecia, chemotherapy or other concerns.
What is Latisse?
Latisse, or bimatoprost, is a topical medication intended to increase eyelash growth. The medication encourages the growth of longer, thicker and darker eyelashes.
How Does Latisse Work?
After receiving your prescription, you will be instructed to apply Latisse to the top lash line once per night. Continue applying Latisse for 8-16 weeks. Your provider can monitor your progress in follow-up appointments and help you determine how long to continue using Latisse. If you have met your goal results by week eight, you can discontinue use. However, most patients will continue using Latisse through all 16 weeks.
Generally, patients will begin to see some increase in their lash length at about week four of the treatment. These results will continue to improve until weeks 8-16, when you will notice longer, fuller and darker eyelashes.
Latisse results are not permanent. If you discontinue use of Latisse fully, your eyelashes will return to their natural appearance within a few months.
Latisse may cause side effects including darkening eyelids, changes in eye color or dry eyes.