How does Latisse® work?
Latisse® (bimatoprost topical solution 0.03%) is believed to prolong the active growth phase of the eyelashes, resulting in longer lashes. It also stimulates the production of melanin which makes lashes darker.
How do I use Latisse®?
Your package of contains a two-month supply of Latisse® as well as disposable brushes for application of the product. Latisse® should be used nightly before bed, on clean skin. Use a clean disposable brush for each eye. Place one drop of Latisse® onto the brush tip, and apply along the upper lash line (similar to liquid eyeliner application). Do not apply Latisse® to the lower lash line. Blot away any excess product with a tissue and dispose of the brush. Repeat these steps for the other eye.
When can I expect to see results?
When applied nightly, Latisse® users typically notice results as early as eight weeks, with full results in 12 - 16 weeks. Long-term results can be maintained with continued use of the product.
What if I forget to apply Latisse®?
If you miss a night, do not apply extra to try to catch up. Simply apply one drop of Latisse® the next night as usual and stay on schedule.
What happens if I stop using Latisse®?
If you discontinue Latisse®, your eyelashes will gradually return to their previous appearance.
What are the possible side effects?
The most common side effects after using Latisse® are an itching sensation in the eyes and/or eye redness. These were reported in approximately 4% of patients. Less common side effects include skin darkening along the lashline, eye irritation, eye dryness and eyelid redness.
I’ve heard that Latisse® can change the colour of your eyes. Is this true?
Although this effect has not been reported in clinical studies with Latisse®, one should be aware of the potential for increased brown pigmentation of the iris from Latisse® use, which is likely to be permanent.
Can I wear mascara while using Latisse®?
Absolutely! Any eye makeup may be worn while you are using Latisse®. Once you have experienced full results you may actually find that you need less mascara!