What is Latisse?
Latisse is a prescription treatment for inadequate or sparse eyelashes and eyebrows. It is used to grow eyelashes and brows, making them longer, thicker and darker.
How to use Latisse
Apply the Latisse at night after your makeup is removed. Place 1 drop in the cap of the Latisse and apply with the sterile brush. Apply it as you would a liquid eyeliner, tracing a line along the upper lash line right where the lashes meet the skin. Do not apply the latisse to the lower lashes. Dr. Lily also recommends applying the remaining Latisse on the brush to the eyebrows. The Latisse may be applied to the eyebrows alone if desired as well. It generally takes around 2 months to see results. Once you stop using Latisse, your eyelashes and brows will likely return to their previous appearance over several weeks to months.
What should I do if I get Latisse in my eye?
Latisse was originally used as an ophthalmic drug. It will not harm you if you get it in your eye. Do not try to rinse out your eye.
Side Effects of Latisse
Latisse can cause increased brown pigmentation in the colored part of the eye (iris) of people with green or hazel eyes. This side effect is likely to be permanent. There is no risk of brown pigmentation in any other eye colors. Also the skin directly above the upper lash line may darken as a result of the Latisse application. This side effect is not permanent. Redness or irritation may occur as well although it rare.
Call the Office if…
If you develop a new ocular condition (e.g., trauma or infection), experience a sudden decrease in visual acuity, have ocular surgery, or develop any ocular reactions, particularly conjunctivitis and eyelid reactions, you should immediately seek your physician’s advice concerning the continued use of Latisse.
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