Fun fact: LATISSE™ was discovered entirely by accident. Bimatoprost was originally used as a glaucoma drug, but users reported that their eyelashes were thicker and fuller after use!
With clinically proven results you can see over time, LATISSE™ is easy to use. It’s a once-a-day treatment applied topically to the base of your upper eyelid.
A Trusted Treatment
While LATISSE™ has been on the market for just a few years, it was developed after many years of research by Allergan, a pharmaceutical leader known for its expertise in prescription eye care products.
What Are the Side Effects of LATISSE™?
The most commonly reported potential side effects after using LATISSE™ include an itching sensation in the eyes and eye redness. However, these effects only occur in 4 percent of patients.
In most cases, these effects only last for a short period and are not harmful to your eyes. They are also not indicators of allergic reactions.
Other less common side effects of LATISSE™ include eye irritation, eye dryness and redness of the eyelids. Some individuals also report hyperpigmentation (skin darkening) of the skin of the eyelids, but this is rare.
Could LATISSE™ Cause the Color of My Eyes to Change?
No. Eye color change (change in iris pigment) has not been reported as a side effect of LATISSE™ in clinical trials.
Is LATISSE™ Safe?
Yes. LATISSE™ is approved by the FDA to treat hypotrichosis and to make eyelashes longer, thicker and darker. Before being released to the market, the FDA reviewed clinical study data to determine the safety and effectiveness when LATISSE™ is used as prescribed.
How Can I Learn More About LATISSE™?
If you want longer, thicker, darker and more beautiful eyelashes, make an appointment to talk to Dr. Peterson. LATISSE™ is a prescription-only treatment to grow eyelashes, which means it must be given to you by a licensed physician.
Dr. Peterson will evaluate your medical history at your consultation to ensure you’re a good candidate for this treatment to improve eyelashes’ appearance.
We can also start your LATISSE™ on the same day as your consultation, as we have a supply in our office.
Is LATISSE™ Available Over the Counter?
No, LATTISE™ is a prescription medication available only from licensed physicians.
Who Is Not a Good Candidate for LATISSE™?
LATISSE™ should not be used by individuals who have glaucoma or are at a high risk of developing glaucoma. Talk to Dr. Peterson about your health history and underlying conditions, so that he can identify any potential risk factors.
Can I Wear Makeup After LATISSE™?
Yes, you can continue to wear eye makeup, such as mascara and eyeliner, during your LATISSE™ treatment.
What Happens if I Stop LATISSE™?
The discontinuation of bimatoprost can cause a stoppage to the growth of the eyelashes. Users can expect to have their eyelashes return to their previous thinner and shorter appearance over several months.
Is LATISSE™ Better Than Eyelash Extensions?
If you’re weighing your options between LATISSE™ or getting eyelash extensions, here are a few things to consider about the risks of eyelash extensions:
Quality. Low-quality eyelash extensions will look cheap and not last as long as high-quality lashes or LATISSE™ Eyelash Enhancer results.
Longevity. Eyelash extensions only last four to eight weeks, so you’ll need maintenance treatment to maintain your results.
Risk. Eyelash extensions can negatively impact your natural lashes’ health over time and can cause them to thin or fall out.
That being said, if you’re looking for a quick eyelash boost before a significant event like a wedding, prom or party, you’ll want to choose lashes over LATISSE™, which can take several weeks to show growth.
If you would like to learn more about LATISSE™ Eyelash Enhancer and how it can give your eyelids a boost, or if you want to learn more about our cosmetic, plastic or aesthetic services, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Peterson today.