Warning: Your web browser is outdated, which may cause this website to display improperly. Click here to update.

Latisse®

Latisse is the brand name for the medication bimatoprost ophthalmic solution 0.03%, which was approved in the U.S. in 2001. It is used to increase growth, thickness and darkness of eyelashes.

Latisse®

What is Latisse?

Latisse is the brand name for the medication bimatoprost ophthalmic solution 0.03%, which was approved in the U.S. in 2001. It is used to increase growth, thickness, and darkness of eyelashes.

Does Latisse work?

Yes! Latisse works. Most of the over the counter medications that you can buy for eyelashes are conditioners or thickeners like you use on your hair on your head, they make them look or feel thicker for a short period of time, but Latisse actually grows longer, thicker and darker permanent lashes with continued use.

How do I use Latisse?

You apply Latisse nightly, directly to the skin of the upper eyelid margin at the base of the eyelashes.

How long before I see results with Latisse?

You will usually start seeing results after about three weeks of use, but maximum improvement takes approximately six to eight weeks.

What if I stop Latisse or forget it when I go on vacation?  Will all my lashes fall out?

If you forget to apply Latisse just for a few days nothing noticeable will really happen, although it may take longer to get to maximum improvement. If you completely stop Latisse, eyelash growth is expected to return to its pre-treatment level over a few weeks and your lashes will soon look the way they would have had you never used Latisse.

Can I use Latisse if I wear contacts?

Latisse can be absorbed by soft contact lenses thereby increasing the concentration unnecessarily in the eye itself, therefore contact lenses should be removed prior to application of Latisse and should be reinserted 15 minutes following its administration.

How do I get Latisse?

Dr. Jennifer Janiga will be able to get Latisse for you right in her office. For more information, or to set up a consultation with Dr. Janiga to discuss Latisse in our Reno/Tahoe dermatology office, please send us an email or call 775-398-4600. Appointment length varies but is usually not more than 15-30 minutes.

Jennifer J. Janiga, MD, FAAD

Dr. Janiga enjoys taking care of both adults and children. Her extensive training and years of experience in medical dermatology, lasers, and cosmetic procedures allows her to treat her patients with the comprehensive attention they deserve.

Dr. Janiga listens attentively to what patients have to say, and works with them in planning the right course of action on an individual basis. Honest talk, humility and a fresh perspective paired with years of experience and education all contribute to the effectiveness of her straightforward care.