Eyelash Enhancement (Latisse)

What is Eyelash Enhancement (Latisse)?

Latisse is an FDA-approved prescription liquid that is applied directly to the base of the upper lash line. It encourages the growth of longer, thicker, and darker lashes. Bimatoprost, the active component, prolongs the lash cycle's development phase. Although regular application to the base of the upper lashes can improve the appearance of the lashes, it should only be used under a medical professional’s supervision due to potential negative effects.

Who is a Good Candidate for Eyelash Enhancement?

Good candidates for eyelash enhancement with Latisse typically include individuals who:

  • Desire longer, thicker, and darker eyelashes and have concerns about their eyelash appearance
  • Have no eye infections or eye conditions that would prevent them from using the treatment
  • Have sparse or inadequate eyelash growth
  • Who have lost their eyelashes due to chemotherapy
  • Are in good health
  • Wear contact lenses that want to avoid applying mascara

How Does Eyelash Enhancement with Latisse Work?

Eyelash enhancement with Latisse works by using the active ingredient bimatoprost, which extends the anagen (growth) phase of the eyelash hair cycle. Latisse encourages the production of longer, thicker, and darker lashes by stimulating the hair follicles at the base of the upper lashes. It achieves this by slowing the transition of hairs into the resting phase and increasing the quantity of hairs in the growth phase. Although results may differ amongst individuals, maintaining the desired eyelash augmentation requires regular and continuous application.

The Eyelash Enhancement (Latisse) Procedure

To use Latisse for eyelash enhancement, follow these steps:

  • Wash your face and remove any makeup or contact lenses.
  • Apply a single drop of Latisse to the included applicator.
  • Gently swipe the applicator along the base of your upper eyelashes.
  • Dispose of the applicator after each use.
  • Use Latisse daily in the evening. Avoid applying it to the lower lashes.
  • Be patient; it can take several weeks to see visible results.

Post-Care Treatment

After applying Latisse for eyelash enhancement, it's important to follow some post-care guidelines:

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Common Questions

Latisse is generally safe when used as directed and under medical supervision. However, it can have side effects, so consult a healthcare provider before use.

It can take several weeks to start seeing visible results, with full effects typically seen after 12-16 weeks of consistent use.

If you discontinue Latisse, your eyelashes will gradually return to their previous appearance over a few weeks to months.

Latisse is approved for use on the upper lashes only. Using it on lower lashes or eyebrows is not recommended.

Possible side effects include redness, itching, and darkening of the eyelid skin and eye color. Consult a doctor if you experience any adverse effects.

Eyelash Enhancement (Latisse) Recap

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Treatment Length

12-16 weeks

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How Long Does Eyelash Enhancement Last?

As Long as You Use It As Prescribed

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Each individual’s treatment, results and/or discomfort level may vary based upon the circumstances, the patients’ specific situation, as well as the service provider’s judgment and only after further discussion of the patient’s specific situation, goals, risks and benefits and other relevant information. Results cannot be guaranteed.