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What is LATISSE®?
LATISSE® (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.03% – is a prescription solution treatment for hypotrichosis to grow eyelashes, making them longer, thicker and darker.
Hypotrichosis is a different name for having or not enough eyelashes.
Does LATISSE really work?
We all want long eyelashes! We personally use it and are very pleased with the actual results. Yes, LATISSE really works when you use it as directed.
How does LATISSE work?
In brief, think of LATISSE as of nourishment for your eyelashes. The active ingredient in LATISSE solution is called bimatoprost. Bimatoprost can increase this growth phase and in result you get longer lashes. It also helps generate extra lashes, so your lashes get not only longer, but also fuller.
While the exact mechanism is unknown, it looks that LATISSE strengthens your lashes and increases the life cycle of each of them. LATISSE also darkens the pigment, or color of the lash. So over the treatment course with LATISSE solution all of your lashes become fuller, longer, thicker and darker. Therefore, when you stop using the product, your eyelashes will eventually return to their original state.
Your lashes won’t just look better with LATISSE, they are better!
Is LATISSE safe to use?
Yes. LATISSE is safe to use. LATISSE was clinically tested in a major III-Phase, multi-center, double-masked, placebo-controlled study to research its safety and efficacy in which all target points (improved eyelash fulness, length, thickness and darkness) were met. Bimatoprost, the active ingredient in LATISSE solution, was first FDA approved in 2001 as a medicine to lower Intraocular Pressure in people with open-angle glaucoma or eye hypertension. Patients treated with bimatoprost for these specific conditions also experienced eyelash growth as a common side effect.
The long-term safety of bimatoprost for medical use has been recognized by the medical community and well established based on 32 clinical trials with more than 5,700 glaucoma patients during more than 13 years of clinical trial experience. Given the existing large clinical and post-marketing safety data with bimatoprost solution 0.03%, coupled with the positive results from the Phase III LATISSE study, LATISSE provides patients a clinically meaningful aesthetic benefit with a favorable safety profile.
At what age I can start to use LATISSE?
LATISSE is FDA approved for use by adults ages 18 years and older.
Can men use LATISSE?
Yes. LATISSE is appropriate for both- men or women if conditions support it.
In what sizes do LATISSE comes?
LATISSE comes in two sizes: 3ml bottle with 60 sterile applicators or in 5ml bottle with 140 sterile applicators.
Can one use LATISSE on their eyebrows?
While it may look as a good idea, LATISSE was only approved by the FDA for use on upper eyelashes. There are no clinical studies have been done to research if LATISSE will grow eyebrows.
Will I have to use LATISSE every day to achieve maximum results?
While you use LATISSE your eyelashes will grow without shedding as it normally would. On average most people achieve best results around 13 to 16 weeks. Maintenance treatment should consist of two to three times per week and can be started within short period after initial treatment.
How long does it take to achieve best results using LATISSE? How permanent is it?
People who use LATISSE may start to see results after 8 weeks with full results at 12- 16 weeks. The growth is very gradual and develops over time.
When you stop using LATISSE, your eyelashes will return to its previous condition over next several weeks or months.
Can LATISSE replace mascara?
When used regularly LATISSE will make your natural eyelashes to grow longer, thicker, darker and fuller – the very same reasons people use mascara, nevertheless you still should apply mascara while using LATISSE to achieve even more dramatic effect.
Do I need to put LATISSE in the refrigerator?
No you do need to. Actually it is a good idea to keep it close by to remember to use it daily.
How many applicators are included in the box?
Each 3 ml bottle includes 60 sterile tips- one per each eye per dose/day to maintain sterility.
Each 5 ml bottle includes 140 sterile tips- one per each eye per dose/day to maintain sterility.
Do I need a prescription to get LATISSE?
Yes you do. Our doctor will write the prescription for you when you come to Trifecta Med Spa for a LATISSE treatment. Then you fill this prescription at your local pharmacy of your choice.
If I have a question about LATISSE, how can I contact you?
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What are the potential side effects from LATISSE?
The most usual side effects while using LATISSE solution are minor itching in the eyes or eye redness, which may occur in approximately 4% of patients. These side effects may occur right after, but usually last only for a short duration of time. Eye itching and/or eye redness are not an allergic reactions and should not be considered as harm to your eyes.
LATISSE also may cause other much less common side effects, which usually occur on the skin close to where LATISSE is applied, or in the eyes. These include eye irritation, redness of the eyelids and dryness of the eyes. Skin darkening (hyperpigmentation) may occur as another less common side effect.
Also change of iris pigmentation to brown has happened when similar medications were delivered directly into the eye of a patient to treat Elevated Intraocular Pressure (glaucoma). Although iris discoloration was not reported in clinical studies of LATISSE, we advise our clients should about potential for increased brown iris discoloration which is most likely to be permanent.
If you have an eye trauma, infection or experience an unusual drop in visual acuity, have eye surgery, or develop any specific eye reactions such as conjunctivitis or eyelid reactions, you should stop using the LATISSE immediately and seek your physician’s advice concerning the use of LATISSE treatment. You may also contact Allergan® to report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS at 1(800)433-8871.
Do I really need to use the applicators that come with LATISSE?
Yes, you really must do, because it’s the correct thing to do. LATISSE applicator brushes are there for a number of reasons:
1. They come pre-packaged two at time (one for each eye) – in a sterile blister pack. That is very important. Sterile applicators help protect your eyes from infections and common bacteria developing on other applicators thus preventing the risks for potential side effects like redness, itchiness, hyperpigmentation etc…
2. They were designed to hold and dispense the correct dose of one drop per applicator, per eye.
Only use the sterile applicators that come with LATISSE for best results.
Are there other Warnings or Considerations I need to know?
LATISSE is approved for use on the skin of the upper eyelid margins at the base of the eyelashes. DO NOT APPLY LATISSE to the lower eyelid. If you are using LUMIGAN® or other same class products for elevated intraocular pressure (IOP)/ Glaucoma, or if you have a history of irregular IOP, you should only use LATISSE under the careful supervision of your doctor.
LATISSE use also may cause darkening of the eyelid skin which is usually reversible.
There is a possibility for hair growth to occur in areas of your skin that LATISSE frequently touches. Any excess solution outside the upper eyelid margin should be blotted with absorbent material such as tissue to reduce the chance of skin discoloration from happening. There is a possibility for a difference in eyelash thickness, length and fullness, number of eyelash hairs, pigmentation, and direction of lash growth. These differences if they occur will usually go away when you stop using LATISSE.
How do I apply LATISSE?
LATISSE is a once-a-day self-apply treatment to the base of your upper eyelashes. DO NOT APPLY LATISSE in your eye or to the lower lid because it can lead to excess hair growth outside the treatment area.
- Before applying LATISSE make sure that your face is clean, you remove all the makeup and contact lenses and any other facial skin care products have already been put in place.
- Remove an LATISSE applicator from its tray. Then, holding the sterile tip horizontally, place one drop of LATISSE solution on the area of the applicator closest to the tip but not on the tip, in order not to let any drip off.
- Immediately place the applicator carefully along the skin at the base of the upper eyelashes (where the eyelashes meet the skin) moving from the inner part of your lash line to the outer part. Do not apply LATISSE in your eye or to the lower lid in order to avoid excess hair growth outside the treatment area.
- Remove any excess solution beyond the eyelid with a soft tissue.
- Dispose the applicator after each use. Repeat for an opposite eyelid, using a new sterile tip to minimize any potential for contamination from one eye to another.
Can I still use LATISSE while pregnant or nursing?
No. LATISSE is not recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding women because potential side effects to the unborn or nursing baby are not fully known.
Can I use LATISSE on both upper and lower lashes?
No. A clinical study of LATISSE was done on patients who applied LATISSE to the base of their upper lashes only. Do not apply LATISSE intentionally in your eye or to the lower lashes. There is the potential for hair growth to occur in areas where LATISSE comes in prolonged contact with the skin surface.
Most likely the lower lashes will be growing too because when your eyes are closed while sleeping, your lower lashes are getting the benefits also.
What happens if I forget to apply LATISSE?
If you miss an application of LATISSE – do not try to catch up. Apply LATISSE the next night and continue to stay on schedule.
What happens when I stop using LATISSE?
In order to continue to receive the maximum benefits of LATISSE, daily application is necessary, and If you made a decision to stop using LATISSE altogether, your eyelashes will return to their previous look in the next several weeks or months.
Can I wear Contact lenses with LATISSE?
Yes, you can, but you should not wear your contact lenses prior to application of LATISSE. You may put them back on 15 minutes following LATISSE application.
What happens if LATISSE accidentally gets into my eye?
Do not worry. LATISSE is an ophthalmic medicine. If it gets into your eye, LATISSE will not cause harm. The eye even should not be rinsed.
Who should not use LATISSE?
Do not use LATISSE if you are allergic to any one of its ingredients: Bimatoprost, benzalkonium chloride, sodium chloride, sodium phosphate, dibasic, citric acid and purified water.
What is skin the hyperpigmentation?
Hyperpigmentation is a common and usually harmless condition in which areas of skin become darker than the surrounding skin color. This occurs because of an increase in the melanin- the brown pigment in the skin. Skin hyperpigmentation is a possible side effect of LATISSE and it usually reversible after you stop using the product.
Why LATISSE is better than other products for eyelashes?
LATISSE is the first and only prescription treatment which is currently approved by the FDA for inadequate eyelashes, growing them fuller, thicker, darker and longer. And it really works!
Where can I find more information on LATISSE?
For more information you can visit the official LATISSE website: www.latisse.com