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, making the eyelashes appear longer, fuller and darker in just a matter of weeks.
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.
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. The treatment is appropriate for women 18 years of age and older with brown eyes. Though very safe, Latisse® may cause a permanent increase in the brown pigmentation of the colored part of the eye which may be noticeable in patients with hazel eye color. Other possible side effects may include irritation, redness, allergic reaction and lash growth misdirection. 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 opthlalmologist. Use during pregnancy or breast feeding is not recommended.
If you’ve always wanted longer, fuller lashes, consider Latisse®. Call Dr. Naderi today at (703) 481-0002 (VA) or (301) 222-2020 (MD).