Latisse® is the first and only FDA-approved prescription treatment used to grow eyelashes. This clinically-proven treatment can improve inadequate or not enough eyelashes, a condition known as eyelash hypotrichosis. The active ingredient in Latisse® is bimatroprost, which is believed to increase both the length of the growth phase of the eyelash hair cycle and the number of hairs in the growth phase.
Latisse® is a topical drop application which is applied once nightly to the skin along the base or lash line of the upper eyelashes. Patients will see results appear gradually and may notice greater length to the eyelashes in as little as four weeks. It takes sixteen weeks for the full growth to be achieved and for sustained results the product must be used nightly.
Expected Results with Latisse®
According to the manufacturers clinical research trials, 16 week regular users of Latisse® resulted in:
- Eyelash darkness increasing by 18%
- Eyelash thickness increasing by 106%
- Eyelash length increasing by 25%
Ideal Candidates for Latisse®
Good Candidates for Latisse®
- Have few or short eyelashes
- Desire to thicken their eyelashes
- Have realistic expectations and understand that once medication is stopped the eyelashes will return to their natural length and thickness.
Latisse® Application Technique
STEP 1: At Night, cleanse your skin and remove any eye make-up thoroughly
STEP 2: Place one drop of Latisse® on the sterile applicator
STEP 3: Gently paint the solution on to the upper eyelid, only apply one stroke
STEP 4: Do not apply solution to lower lid or around the eyes
STEP 5: Obtain new applicator and repeat STEP 3 on other eyelid
Use each prescribed applicator only once as reuse can lead to increased risk of infection. Within four weeks you will start to enjoy thicker and fuller eyelashes, at 16 weeks you will achieve the full potential of the results.
Cost of Latisse®
Latisse® 0.03% 5 mL Bottle $275
Risks, Safety and Potential Complication of Latisse® Use
Though very safe, Latisse® does have some known side effects and that is why it must be prescribed by a physician. If Latisse® is discontinued, the lashes will eventually return to their original appearance. Patients with eye disease or eye problems such as glaucoma should consult their ophthalmologist. Use during pregnancy or breast feeding is not recommended.
Possible Complications after Latisse® Use Include
- Permanent increase in the brown pigmentation of the colored part of the eye which may be noticeable in patients with hazel eye color
- Eye irritation and redness
- Allergic reaction
- Lash growth misdirection.
Schedule your Latisse® Consultation
To find out how you can improve the appearance of your eyelashes, contact the Naderi Center to schedule a consultation. Contact the Northern Virginia office at 703-481-0002 or the Chevy Chase, Maryland office at 301-222-2020. Although the Naderi Center is conveniently located for patients throughout the Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C. area, we have many patients from across the United States who come to our physicians and providers because they know they are ultra-specialized in their area of aesthetic medicine. Those outside of the immediate area may request a virtual consultation prior to their in office visit.