What is LATISSE™ (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.03%?
LATISSE™ solution is a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis used to grow eyelashes, making them longer, thicker and darker.
What is hypotrichosis of the eyelashes?
Hypotrichosis is another name for having inadequate or not enough eyelashes.
How does LATISSE™ work?
The active ingredient in LATISSE™ is bimatoprost. Although the precise mechanism of action is not known, research suggests that the growth of eyelashes occurs by increasing the percent of hairs in, and the duration of, the anagen (or growth) phase. Lashes can grow longer, thicker and darker because bimatoprost can also prolong this growth phase.
How do I apply LATISSE™?
LATISSE™ is a once-a-day treatment you apply yourself each evening to the base of the upper eyelashes. See the full instructions in How to Apply.
How soon will I see results?
LATISSE™ users may see results starting at 4 weeks with full results after 16 weeks. The growth is gradual overnight, over time.
Is LATISSE™ a replacement for mascara?
No, LATISSE™ does not work in place of mascara. However, mascara is a nice complement to LATISSE™ to help make your new longer eyelashes look even more attractive.
Is LATISSE™ different from nonprescription products that indicate eyelash growth?
LATISSE™ solution is the first and only prescription treatment approved by the FDA for inadequate or insufficient eyelashes, growing them longer, fuller and darker.
What if I forget to apply one night? Or a few nights?
If you miss an application or a few, don't try to catch up. Just apply the LATISSE™ treatment the next evening and stay on schedule.
What happens if I stop using LATISSE™?
If you stop using LATISSE™, your eyelashes are expected to return to their previous appearance over several weeks to months.
Is LATISSE™ safe?
LATISSE™ is an FDA-approved prescription treatment for hypotrichosis used to grow eyelashes, making them longer, thicker and darker. Hypotrichosis is another name for having inadequate or not enough eyelashes. The FDA reviewed clinical study results to verify the identity, potency, purity, and stability of the ingredients, and demonstrated that the product is safe and effective for its intended use if used as prescribed.
Experience Real Eyelash Growth With Latisse
Latisse works from the inside out. As the treatment progresses, you'll begin to see changes in length, thickness and darkness gradually. After week 16, you'll see the full effect of LATISSE — and so will others. In the clinical study, 78% had a significant increase in overall eyelash prominence (including elements of length, fullness, and darkness) at week 16.
Bimatoprost is the active pharmaceutical ingredient in the formulation of LATISSE™ and is proven to be safe and has been approved by the FDA in 2001. Bimatroprost is a structural prostaglandin analog, a lipid compound derived from fatty acids designed to bind to prostaglandin (PG) receptors. PG receptors are present in hair, particularly in the dermal papilla and outer root sheath. Although the precise mechanism of action is unknown, PG receptors are thought to be involved in the development and regrowth of the hair follicle, by increasing the percent of hairs in, and the duration of, the anagen or growth phase.