Latisse® is a product that is used to enhance eyelash growth. This product is applied to the upper eyelashes nightly. With prolonged use, patients are able to maintain longer, fuller, darker eyelashes. Maximum results are achieved on average after 16 weeks of use, and are easily maintained with continued use of the product. Patients are advised to have a baseline eye examination prior to treatment to ensure that they are a proper candidate for Latisse® and that there are no ocular contraindications to use. Short term follow up is also needed to monitor the patient’s progress.
Manufactured by Allergen, the company that is also the manufacturer of Botox, Latisse® is an eyelash enhancement product. Latisse results have confirmed its effectiveness, and Latisse is the first and the only FDA-approved medication to treat people with the problem of hypotrichosis, a condition where people have far too few eyelashes.
Latisse eyelash application gives the users eyelashes that are fuller, longer, thicker, darker, and more luscious. It is sold with a sterile and disposable applicator. The Latisse solution contains an active ingredient called “Bimatoprost” that is well known for its ability to enhance lash growth. It is an FDA-approved drug that was earlier used to treat eye conditions like glaucoma and also to manage ocular pressure. Some of the inactive ingredients in Latisse solution include benzalkonium chloride, sodium chloride, sodium phosphate, dibasic, citric acid, and purified water.
A few reviews of Latisse suggest the possibility of some allergic reactions and a few side effects. The overall Latisse worth decreases because of allergies people develop to the inactive ingredient, benzalkonium chloride. Some of the side effects include redness and itching of the eye, eye irritation, and dryness. However, these are mild in nature compared to the incredible results and reviews of Latisse. The efficacy of Latisse eyelash treatment can be felt by applying it once a day for at least eight weeks to the base of the upper eyelashes.
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