What is Latisse?

There’s no secret that long, thick, dark lashes make the most beautiful eyes, and those that don’t have them naturally covet them. Of course, there are tons of products available promising to grow the lashes fast and full, but Latisse actually keeps that promise.

What Is Latisse?

Latisse is the only FDA-approved prescription drug that can grow eyelashes. It makes them longer and fuller. The popular lash serum is safe, easy to apply, and comprised of a prostaglandin-based formula. It starts delivering noticeable results in about 8-10 weeks.

What Makes Latisse Special?

Latisse was first known for its success as an eyedrop medicine used with glaucoma patients to relieve pressure inside the eyes. The bonus doctors discovered during this treatment was that patients developed a side effect that helped them grow longer, fuller lashes.

Lashes have a growth cycle, and Latisse works by increasing the length of that cycle ensuring the lashes grow longer and the number of hairs you grow increases.

Latisse was given the green light by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in 2008 as an eyelash growth serum, and since then, more and more people have been getting the treatment.

How Do I Apply Latisse?

Each kit comes with the prescription growth serum and single-use sterile brushes for application. Latisse is not placed into the eye. The directions explain that one drop of serum is placed on the applicator brush and applied to the base of the upper eyelid lash margin only. It is not applied to the bottom lashes. As you blink your eyes, the Latisse serum automatically spreads to your lower lash line.

For best results, Latisse needs to be used once before bedtime for 16 weeks. If you stop using it, your lashes will gradually return to their previous appearance over the course of several weeks to months.

Can Latisse Harm My Eyesight?

You shouldn’t have to worry about Latisse causing harm to your eyes. Even if you get it in your eye, simply rinse out your eye and you should be fine.

Some of the side effects of the formula include redness and itching but they aren’t very common.

That being said, while Latisse is considered a safe medication, if you have a certain eye condition, you should check with your eye doctor first.

Can I Skip Mascara Now?

Latisse is not a substitute for mascara. It’s designed to grow eyelashes for those with inadequate or not enough lashes. Many Latisse clients continue to wear mascara.

Schedule A Consultation

Interested in learning more about Latisse and what it can do for you? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Shauna Diggs at Cosmedic Dermatology today. She will listen to your concerns and determine whether Latisse is the best treatment option for you.

To schedule a consultation today, call our Grosse Pointe, MI office at 313-882-5777 or use our online scheduling form.