Thinning eyelashes are actually a part of the aging process. As you age, the eyelash follicles can slow and/or stop producing eyelashes all together. Latisse® solution is a prescription treatment for hypertrichosis (not having adequate eyelashes) that is used to grow eyelashes, making them longer, thicker and darker.
What to Expect
Latisse solution works gradually and should be applied daily to the base of the upper eyelashes. While a few patients have seen some results in as little as 2 weeks, most will notice longer eyelashes in 4 weeks and fuller, darker lashes at 8 weeks. To achieve the full effect of longer, fuller and darker lashes, you should use the product daily for 16 weeks. To maintain your results, apply Latisse solution 3 to 4 times a week.
The most common side effects after using Latisse solution are an itching sensation in the eye and/or eye redness. Other, less common side effects may occur.
Latisse 5mL - $169.95
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Steps to Applying Latisse
- Before Applying
Before applying LATISSE® each night, ensure your face is clean, makeup and contact lenses are removed, and any other facial care products have already been applied.
- Prepare the Applicator
Remove an applicator from its tray. Then, holding the sterile applicator horizontally, place one drop of LATISSE® solution on the area of the applicator closest to the tip but not on the tip.
- Apply to Skin Using Applicator
Immediately draw the applicator carefully along the skin at the base of the upper eyelashes (where the eyelashes meet the skin) going from the inner part of your lash line to the outer part. DO NOT APPLY in your eye or to the lower lid because excess hair growth outside the treatment area may occur.
- Blot Excess
Blot any excess solution beyond the eyelid with a tissue.
- Dispose of Applicator
Dispose of the applicator after one use. Repeat for opposite eyelid, using a new sterile applicator to help minimize any potential for contamination from one eyelid to another.