Latisse® is FDA-approved to treat inadequate or not enough eyelashes. It’s only available by prescription and can offer full results in 16 weeks. If you’ve noticed your lashes have become less full and shorter over time, this topical solution might be for you. Learn more about Latisse® and how it can help you to gain the full, dark and long lashes you’ve been missing.
Hypotrichosis is the clinical term for inadequate or not enough lashes. Latisse® is a topical solution you can get by prescription to treat this problem. It’s the first product of its kind to be approved by the FDA to grow eyelashes. The active ingredient in Latisse® is bimatropost., It works because this ingredient increases the length of the growth phase of lashes. It also increases the number of hairs that grow.
Latisse® was originally used to treat the eye condition known as glaucoma. Users soon began reporting the unintended side effect of longer, darker and fuller lashes. This discovery led to further clinical studies, and the FDA approved the serum for use in growing lashes in December of 2008.
What to Expect
First and foremost, it is important to use Latisse® as directed for the full 16 weeks of treatment in order to gain optimal results. Stopping before that time will cause any lash growth to gradually reverse. The product should be applied to the base of the upper eyelid on a nightly basis. Clinical trials have proven significant results are possible when the serum is used as directed.
Latisse® is a topical solution that is only available by prescription for the treatment of not enough or thin eyelashes. This product may be for you if you want to have darker, longer and fuller lashes. Set up an appointment at the office of Nancy Shibayama, MD, Inc. in Auburn to learn more information about this product. We are proud to serve clients throughout the Roseville, Grass Valley, Nevada City, Sacramento, and Folsom areas. Contact us today for a consultation!