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What is Latisse and what does it do?
Latisse® (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.03% is the first and only prescription treatment approved by the FDA/Health Canada for thin or sparse eyelashes, growing them longer, fuller and darker. It’s a once-a-day treatment that works gradually and effectively. You apply the solution topically to the base of your upper eyelashes. Then, results start to show in as little as 8 weeks, with full results in 16 weeks.
The science behind Latisse
Latisse makes lash growth possible because of its active ingredient: bimatoprost. Although the precise mechanism of action is unknown, Latisse is believed to affect the growth (anagen) phase of the eyelash hair cycle in two ways: first, it increases the length of this phase, and second, it increases the number of hairs in this growth phase.
In 2001, Allergan developed a medicated eye drop used to lower eye pressure (known as IOP or intraocular pressure) in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension. As a result, patients using this medication began experiencing eyelash growth as a side effect.
This led Allergan, already a pioneer in eye care, dermatological and aesthetic products, to begin studying its active ingredient. After a clinical trial, Latisse earned its FDA approval in December 2008. And since then, approximately 1.5 million bottles of Latisse have been prescribed to approximately 350,000 people.
Who is Latisse for?
- Someone wanting longer, thicker, darker lashes
- Someone tired of those long, uncomfortable lash extension appointments
- Get your lashes ready for a special occasion
- A busy person that doesn’t want to wear eye makeup
How do you use Latisse?
Latisse needs to be applied daily and is placed along the top lash line with an applicator provided for each eye. Put a few drops on the applicator and then simply sweep the brush across the top lash area – right where you would place eyeliner.
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Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient.