by Dr. AH Nezami at the Jacksonville Cosmetic Surgery Center
In 2008 FDA approved Latisse as a prescription product to grow eyelashes fuller, longer and darker. Patients can expect real results in 16 weeks. According to Allergan manufacturer of Latisse approximately 544,000 patients have purchased Latisse.
Step 1 - Before applying: Before applying LATISSE® daily, ensure your face is clean and that makeup and contact lenses are removed.
Step 2 - Prepare the applicator: Remove an applicator from its tray. Then, holding the sterile applicator horizontally, place one drop of LATISSE® solution on the area of the applicator closest to the tip, but not on the tip.
Step 3 - Apply to skin using applicator: Immediately draw the applicator carefully along the skin at the base of the upper eyelashes (where the eyelashes meet the skin) going from the inner part of your lash line to the outer part.
Step 4 - Blot Excess: Blot any excess solution beyond the eyelid with a tissue.
Step 5 - Dispose of applicator: Blot any excess solution beyond the eyelid with a tissue.
LATISSE® solution is "intended for use on the skin of the upper eyelid margin at the base of the eyelashes. DO NOT APPLY to the lower lid".
- LATISSE® use may cause darkening of the eyelid skin, which may be reversible.
- LATISSE® use may also cause increased brown pigmentation of the colored part of the eye, which is likely to be permanent.
- It is possible for hair growth to occur in other areas of the skin that LATISSE® frequently touches. In some cases increased iris pigmentation has occurred when bimatoprost solution was administered.
- If LATISSE® gets into the eyes, it is not expected to cause harm.
Latisse® may not be returned nor will the purchase price be refunded. Be sure to consult with our cosmetic and skin care professionals prior to purchase to assure Latisse® is right for you.