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 the thickness and darkness of eyelashes, as well as speed up growth.
Most of the over the counter medications that you can buy for eyelashes are conditioners or thickeners that will make them look or feel thicker for a short period of time. Latisse® is proven to grow longer, thicker and darker lashes permanently with continued use.
How do I apply Latisse®?
Apply Latisse® nightly, directly to the skin of the upper eyelid margin at the base of the eyelashes.
Latisse® can be absorbed by soft contact lenses which can increase the concentration and cause discomfort in the eye itself. Therefore, contact lenses should be removed prior to application and should be reinserted 15 minutes post application.
Results & Recovery
You will usually start seeing results after about three weeks of use, but maximum improvement takes approximately six to eight weeks.
If you forget to apply Latisse® for a few days, there will be no noticeable changes, but 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. Your lashes will gradually look the way they had before using Latisse®.
Schedule a Consultation
For more information, or to set up a consultation with Dr. Jennifer Janiga or her associates, please send us an email or call 775-364-0224. You can purchase Latisse® in our Reno office after your consultation, or by asking when you walk in if you are a returning customer.