All About Latisse!

Maybe you’ve heard of it, maybe you haven’t but if you are looking for longer, fuller, thicker lashes… It’s just a Latisse away!

We asked our skincare expert, Renee Hinojosa to answer some common questions about Latisse so you can know more about it prior to booking a consultation!

 

First off, What is Latisse®?

Renee: LATISSE® solution is a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis used to grow eyelashes, making them longer, thicker and darker. Hypotrichosis is another name for having inadequate or not enough eyelashes

How does it work?
LATISSE® is believed to affect the growth (anagen) phase of the eyelash hair cycle in two ways: first, it increases the length of this phase; and second, it increases the number of hairs in this growth phase. The exact way it works is unknown.

How do I apply it?
LATISSE® solution is a once-a-day treatment you apply yourself each evening to the base of the upper eyelashes. DO NOT APPLY in your eye or to the lower lid because excess hair growth outside the treatment area may occur. See the full instructions in How to Apply, and apply as instructed by your doctor.

How soon will I see results?
LATISSE® users may see results at 8 weeks with full results at 12 to 16 weeks. The growth is gradual, overnight, over time.

Can I use it as a replacement for mascara?
No, LATISSE® does not work in place of mascara. LATISSE® is a solution treatment for inadequate or not enough lashes and requires a prescription from a doctor. However, mascara can be used on your eyelashes in addition to LATISSE®.

What if I forget to apply one night? Or a few nights?
If you miss an application or a few, don’t try to catch up. Just apply the LATISSE® treatment the next evening and stay on schedule.

What happens if I stop using it?
If you stop using LATISSE®, your eyelashes are expected to return to their previous appearance over several weeks to months.

What are the possible side effects of LATISSE® solution?
The most common side effects after using LATISSE® solution are an itching sensation in the eyes and/or eye redness. This was reported in approximately 4% of patients. LATISSE® solution may cause other less common side effects which typically occur on the skin close to where LATISSE® is applied, or in the eyes. These include skin darkening, eye irritation, dryness of the eyes, and redness of the eyelids.

If you develop a new ocular condition (e.g., trauma or infection), experience a sudden decrease in visual acuity, have ocular surgery, or develop any ocular reactions, particularly conjunctivitis and eyelid reactions, you should immediately seek your physician’s advice concerning the continued use of LATISSE® solution.

What are the ingredients in LATISSE®?
Active ingredient: bimatoprost
Inactive ingredients: benzalkonium chloride; sodium chloride; sodium phosphate, dibasic; citric acid; and purified water. Sodium hydroxide and/or hydrochloric acid may be added to adjust pH.

If you are interested in seeing if Latisse ® is right for you, call 775-787-8300 and schedule a complementary consultation with Renee!


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