Latisse, made by Allergan Medical (the makers of Botox), is the first prescription treatment approved by the FDA for hypotrichosis (inadequate eyelashes) used to grow eyelashes, making them longer, thicker and darker. It is generally believed to work by increasing the percentage of eyelash development during the eyelash growth phase.
Latisse is applied directly to the eyelashes, once a day. An applicator is supplied for each day of the month when you purchase the product. Each day you are supposed to use a new sterile applicator to use Latisse.
If you are generally unhappy with your eyelashes, Latisse may be for you. If you aren’t satisfied with the color, length, or maybe you even use fake eyelashes every now and again, you may want to talk to our skin care professionals about trying Latisse
Q: How do I maintain my lashes after using Latisse?
A: Once you’re lashes have grown to an ideal length, usually in about three to four months, you can start using Latisse every other day for lash maintenance. This will help ensure that your lashes stay thick, healthy, and beautiful.
Q: Can I wear mascara while using Latisse?
A: Yes, you can wear mascara while using Latisse. Latisse is not a replacement for mascara, but is a treatment for inadequate lashes. Using Latisse in combination with mascara can make lashes appear even longer and thicker.
Q: Are there other FDA-approved treatments for longer, darker, and fuller lashes?
A: Latisse is the only FDA-approved eyelash treatment to date for the following uses: inadequate lashes, longer lashes, fuller lashes, darker lashes. Latisse must be attained through prescription only.
Q: Can I ever stop using Latisse?
A: Once you stop using Latisse, your lashes are expected to return to their pre-treatment length and fullness over the course of the next several months, though each individual is different.
Q: Can I wear contacts when using Latisse?
A: You should not wear contacts while administering the treatment. Instead, remove your contacts before a Latisse application and wait fifteen minutes before putting them back in