Longer Lashes with Latisse: What You Should Know

Longer Lashes with Latisse: What You Should Know

Hypotrichosis is a condition in which a patient loses eyelashes to the extent that they become inadequate. This condition is a constant source of worry for women who are conscious about their looks. In order to improve hair growth for longer lashes, a new prescription medication called Latisse has been established that is made available through a dermatologist’s or doctor’s office.

What is Latisse?

Latisse is a treatment approved by the FDA to stimulate the growth of new eyelashes in people with reduced or inadequate eyelashes. You’ll need to consult an eye specialist before taking Latisse, as it is a prescription medication. Latisse is a liquid solution closed in a small bottle that can be applied nightly with a sterile spoolie. Results remain visible until a few months after you stop using Latisse.

How to use Latisse?

Latisse is easy and convenient to use, since it’s enclosed in a small bottle and the kit provides clean brushes. The Latisse solution must be applied to the lashes daily (before going to bed) by putting one drop of the solution on a clean brush. Then, apply it on the upper lashes and the formula will be spread to the lower lashes as you sleep.


Results usually become noticeable within a period of two months with constant use. However, the results are dramatically improved after four months of treatment, making the eyelashes look thicker and longer. The results are maintained with the constant use of Latisse formula, but once its use is discontinued, the eyelashes go back to their original appearance gradually. Itchy and dry eyelids are the most common side effects of using Latisse.

Important Safety Information

You should review its ingredients with your dermatologist and do not use if you have any allergy to them. Use Latisse under your dermatologist’s care if you have used prescription products for eye pressure problems. Some reversible eyelid skin darkening might occur. You should not apply the solution to lower lid, because this can limit its effectiveness. Common side effects include hair growing outside the treatment area, and itchy or red eyes.

Schedule a Consultation

Contact our office if you are suffering from hypotrichosis and want to acquire thick and long eyelashes. Dr. Diggs can consult with you about your options with Latisse and recommend your unique treatment plan.