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Eyelash Hypotrichosis

EYELASH HYPOTRICHOSIS

by on Jan.24, 2010, under Conditions, Eyelash Hypotrichosis

Introducing Latisse

LATISSE™ is the first and only FDA-approved, science-based treatment to enhance eyelash prominence as measured by increases in length, thickness, and darkness of eyelashes. 

In the clinical study, 78% had a significant increase in overall eyelash prominence (including elements of length, fullness, and darkness) at week 16.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is in LATISSE?

The active ingredient in LATISSE is bimatoprost, a prostaglandin which prolongs the growth cycle of the eyelash. By extending the hair growth cycle, lashes grow longer, more lashes remain present, and the result is a fuller, lusher eyelash that’s natural, not coated with sticky mascara or glued on with extensions or false lashes.

Latisse BEFORE & AFTER

How long does it take LATISSE to work?

LATISSE shows lash improvements after a full growth cycle, usually beginning around 4 weeks. By weeks 8 to 10, most users have a growth “pop,” and by 16 weeks, the full effects are in place.

How is LATISSE different from other products like Revitalash?

LATISSE has FDA approval. Plus, you’ll know what’s in the product as the ingredients are right on the package label. Results are proven with scientific studies. LATISSE is a product of Allergan with the identical active ingredient in use for many years in the ophthalmologic sector. That means there is industry-leader research, safety testing, and established safe use directives.

How do I use LATISSE?

A once daily application is all that is required. This is done at night after cleaning the face, removing any eye makeup, and removing contacts. The solution is applied only to the upper lash line and the excess solution is blotted. Because the active ingredient affects all hair, it is important to wipe away any solution that drips beyond the lash line to prevent unwanted hair growth. Jena will give you all the necessary application instructions.

How long do I have to use LATISSE?

Ongoing use of LATISSE is required to maintain full results. If you stop using LATISSE, your lashes will return to their original condition. Although, after a full 16 week cycle, some users notice that they can skip 2-3 nights per week and still see satisfactory lash fullness and length. Official product use instructions call for every day application. Individual results will vary.

Latisse Results Timeline

Are there possible side effects?

Throughout clinical trials, some users did experience itchy eyes and eye redness. However, some users found that these irritations went away once they became accustomed to the product or began applying it properly. As with any prescription treatment, always consult with your doctor for information and proper usage of the LATISSE solution. 

Once you know how to apply LATISSE, it’s important to understand a few simple tips to help you make your treatment as effective as possible. 

Follow these guidelines for best results:

•    Think routine 
Try to incorporate LATISSE into your nightly routine. For example, apply it after you’ve washed your face and brushed your teeth.
•    Keep it handy 
Store the LATISSE bottle near your other skin care products or toothbrush, so you won’t forget to apply it each night.
•    Have patience 
LATISSE (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.03% takes time to work. Only use it once a night and don’t overuse it as this may increase the chance of experiencing eye redness or itchiness.
•    Start fresh 
If your eye makeup remover leaves an oily residue on your eyelids, wipe off any excess oils with soap and water to ensure a clean surface before you apply LATISSE.
•    Follow the rules 
Always use the sterile, disposable FDA-approved applicator provided in the kit. Don’t try to apply LATISSE with a cotton swab. The LATISSE applicator is specially designed to hold a drop and release a drop as well as ensure safety and maximize effectiveness.
•    Don’t play catch up 
If you miss a dose one night, don’t apply more just to catch up. Simply apply LATISSE the next evening and stay on schedule.
•    Beware of germs 
Don’t let the tip of the bottle or applicator come in contact with your fingers or any other unintended surface in order to avoid contamination.
•    Chart your progress 
When you start using LATISSE solution, be sure to mark your calendar and take pictures throughout weeks (week 0, 4, 8, 12, and 16), so you can have your own “Before and After Gallery.”

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