ARE YOUR LASHES THINNING OVER TIME?
Not enough lashes? LATISSE® grows lashes longer, fuller and darker.
Great eyelashes don’t just happen overnight. That’s why it’s important to note that LATISSE® solution works gradually and remarkably — with full results at week 16.
Once you begin, you must continue applying the topical solution each night and follow the directions for best results. If you stop using LATISSE® at any time, your eyelashes will return to their previous appearance over several weeks to months.
5 steps • Once daily • 16 weeks
It’s important that you understand how to use LATISSE® correctly. 5 application steps.
Before applying LATISSE® daily, ensure your face is clean and that makeup and contact lenses are removed.
Prepare the applicator
Remove an applicator from its tray. Then, holding the sterile applicator horizontally, place one drop of LATISSE® solution on the area of the applicator closest to the tip, but not on the tip.
Apply to skin using applicator
Immediately draw the applicator carefully along the skin at the base of the upper eyelashes (where the eyelashes meet the skin) going from the inner part of your lash line to the outer part.
Blot any excess solution beyond the eyelid with a tissue.
Dispose of applicator
Dispose of the applicator after one use. Repeat for the opposite eyelid, using a new, sterile applicator to help minimize any potential for contamination from one eyelid to another.
Real Women, Real Results
It takes 16 weeks for full results
LATISSE® solution works gradually. While you may start seeing longer lashes after 4 weeks, you must use LATISSE® daily for 16 weeks for full results. You should not reduce or stop daily application of LATISSE® when you first notice results.
Tips for success
- Think routine: Try to incorporate LATISSE® into your daily routine—for example, after you’ve washed your face and brushed your teeth, put on your LATISSE®.
- Keep it handy: Store the LATISSE® bottle near your skin care products or toothbrush so you won’t forget to apply it each night.
- Chart your progress: When you start using LATISSE® solution, be sure to mark your calendar and take pictures throughout the weeks (0, 4, 8, 12, 16), so you can have your own before and after photos.
Commonly Asked Questions and Answers from Latisse Primary Investigators.
I participated as a clinical investigator in the LATISSE® clinical study, which was conducted at 16 sites across the country and included 278 people. Throughout the course of the 16-week treatment period, each participant was photographed and evaluated at 4-week intervals (week 0 to week 16) for differences in their overall lash prominence, including length, thickness and darkness. At the end of the 16-week treatment period, the results showed that LATISSE® was effective for 78% (107/137) of those participating vs. 18% (26/141) for those in the vehicle group (the vehicle was the same solution as LATISSE®, but without the active ingredient).
Specifically, patients treated with LATISSE® in the clinical study experienced a:
• 25% increase in lash length (vs. 2% for vehicle) • 106% increase in lash thickness/fullness (vs. 12% for vehicle) • 18% increase in lash darkness (vs. 3% for vehicle)
I tell my patients to remove any makeup, clean the upper eyelids and remove their contact lenses, if applicable. Contact lenses can be placed back in the eye after 15 minutes following the application of LATISSE®. Then, using the single-use applicator brush provided in the package, one drop of LATISSE® is placed on the applicator brush and applied to the base of the upper eyelid lash margin (DO NOT APPLY in your eye or the lower lash line as excess hair growth outside the treatment area may occur). The same process is repeated using a fresh applicator brush to avoid cross contamination. Be careful not to allow the tip of the bottle or applicator to contact surrounding structures, fingers or any other unintended surface in order to avoid contamination by common bacteria known to cause infections. After applying, any excess fluid should be blotted off with a tissue. For best results, LATISSE® needs to be used once a day for 16 weeks. Using LATISSE® more than once a day will not grow your lashes faster or improve the effectiveness of the product.
If LATISSE® patients 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, they should immediately seek their physician’s advice concerning the continued use of LATISSE® solution.
In my practice, most of my patients tolerate LATISSE® well. The adverse events I have seen in some of my patients, such as itchy eyes and eye redness, are consistent with those most commonly reported in the LATISSE® clinical trial. I also conducted my own clinical study at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Adverse events reported in my study were the same as those seen in the Allergan clinical trials.