Latisse® (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.03% is the first and only prescription treatment approved by the FDA for inadequate or sparse eyelashes – lashes grow longer, fuller and darker with Latisse®. Latisse is manufactured and backed by the global leader in pharmaceuticals, Allergan. Over 5 million Latisse kits/bottles have been sold since 2009. Latisse results in the growth of new lashes, which are thicker and fuller, and darker than your normal lashes. Used regularly, lash growth will continue for as long as the product is used. Patients treated with Latisse in the clinical study experienced:
Application takes only seconds per day, and is simple and easy to apply. Using a special applicator supplied free with the product, apply a single drop of the solution at the base of upper lashes, where the bases of the lashes emerge from the eyelid. Any excess solution is simply blotted away gently with a tissue or soft cloth. Latisse offers a much more permanent solution to mascara and false lashes, which must be removed and reapplied each day, and dyes which fade away over time. Latisse is manufactured & sold in two different volume, same sized bottles: 5ml = 10 weeks of Latisse application(best deal, lower price per ml) 3ml = 5 weeks of Latisse application.
You deserve the best value. See more growth for less money per day and per ml with the 5ml Latisse. For beginners, two 5ml Latisse bottles allows you to reach your full natural lash potential (typically at or before 16 weeks). Continual use of Latisse is required to maintain longer, fuller, darker lashes.
Short Answer: No. Myth and urban legend buster! Latisse will NOT change your eye color, no matter your eye color. “There is no evidence to suggest that Latisse will change your eye color. Over 5 million prescriptions for Latisse have been filled with no confirmed reports of iris pigmentation issues.” —Dr. Mitchel Schwartz, MD
Detailed Answer: Bimatoprost (the clinical, official name of "Latisse") has been clinically trialed by Allergan and by individual doctors who were closely monitoring their patients. NO documented cases of iris color change have been reported by patients using Latisse AS PRESCRIBED. The eye-lash enhancing effects of bimatoprost were discovered by accident. Bimatoprost is a medication that has long been used in the treatment of glaucoma, and when these patients all reported growing thick, lush lashes as a happy side-effect of their glaucoma treatment, the pharmaceutical company behind it decided to also market the product for aesthetic purposes. The only instances in which eye-color changes have been reported are by patients who qualified for ALL of the following combined at the same time: (1) used bimatoprost as an eye-drop for glaucoma treatment, hence dropped directly into the iris daily, year after year (Latisse is placed outside the eye ball, on eye lid…NOT directly into the iris daily, year after year) (2) these patients, who dropped bimatoprost directly into their eyes day after day, also had green eyes WITH brown flecks...and only these brown flecks enlarged slightly over time (again after dropping the glaucoma solution directly into the iris daily, year after year…Latisse is not used in this manner). Therefore, the rumors and urban myth are FALSE of Latisse changing your eye color. You don’t get your teeth cleaned at the car wash right? So in short, just like most products, if you use as directed, you have nothing to worry about. If you don't drop Latisse directly into your iris daily and over numerous years, and you don't have brown flecks in your green eyes... your brown flecks (and definitely not your eye color) will not change in any way. Allergan is so certain that Latisse is completely safe for use with any color eyes that they specifically tap light-eyed celebrities as users and spokes models; such as Brooke Shields and Claire Danes. Both followed the prescribed Latisse treatment regimen, and both then showcased their still blue eyes, now framed with long lush lashes.
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Latisse is manufactured & sold in two different volume, same sized bottles: 5ml = 10 weeks of Latisse application (best deal, lower price per ml) 3ml = 5 weeks of Latisse application. You deserve the best value. See more growth for less money per day and per ml with the 5ml Latisse. For beginners, two 5ml Latisse bottles allows you to reach your full natural lash potential (typically at or before 16 weeks, though results can begin as early as around 6 weeks). Continual use of Latisse is required to maintain longer, fuller, darker lashes. On August 1, 2012, Allergan introduced in the USA the larger 5ml Latisse bottle vs. the original 3ml Latisse bottle.
The Allergan manufactured 5ml Latisse white-bottle shape mirrors that of the 3ml bottle; though the 5ml bottle has more solution, therefore it weighs more. (It’s like the bag of chips at the grocery store, same looking bag, just 67% more chips inside and by weight; plus 5ml lasts 10 weeks vs. 3ml’s 4 weeks.)
Your Latisse bottle will not expire for more than 16 months from our shipping date. The Latisse expiration date is listed as month and year. Example: 3/18 (March, 2018)
False Lashes: Yes, you can use Latisse with false lashes, though you should no longer need false lashes with Latisse. False eyelashes do remove lashes when placed on AND removed. You won't achieve optimal thickness and length until you completely stop using false eyelashes. Benefits of Latisse can be noticed in as few as 8 weeks, then maintenance phase begins at 16 weeks. So stop faking it, and start growing naturally longer thicker darker lashes today with Latisse. Contacts: Yes, you can use Latisse with contacts. But you should take them out before applying Latisse. “Just remove your contact lenses and then wait for 15 minutes after applying Latisse before putting your contacts back in.” — Dr. Marguerite McDonald, Ophthalmologist
It's a story of how one great product led to another. In 2001, Allergan developed another product, a medicated eye drop used to treat elevated intraocular pressure (IOP). Many patients using this medication also began to grow longer, fuller and darker lashes as a happy side effect. This led Allergan to study the medication's active ingredient, bimatoprost, specifically for growing lashes. After a clinical trial to study the safety and effectiveness for lash growth, Latisse was approved by the FDA in December of 2008. Since then, over 5 million bottles of Latisse have been sold. “We do not know exactly how Latisse works. However, we believe it does so by increasing the growth cycle (anagen) phase of your eyelash hair cycle. Anagen is the growth phase of all hair. We believe that it increases the length of the anagen phase and the number of hairs in this growth phase.” —Dr. J. Downie, Dermatologist
Latisse is an FDA-approved product that grows lashes longer, fuller and darker. Other non-prescription products have no research showing they can affect actual lash growth, let alone FDA approval. Latisse has also been used by patients to grow fuller eyebrows and hair on the head, although it is only FDA-approved for eyelash growth.
Yes, customers do purchase Latisse to grow thicker eyebrows and also to grow hair in balding areas on the head and have reported positive results. However, it is only FDA-approved for eyelash growth.
How to use: Latisse is a treatment you apply yourself each evening to the base of the upper eyelashes. Each Latisse kit contains detailed instructions for proper application. You can also watch a video demonstration. 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 for beginners. Using Latisse more than once a day will not grow your lashes faster or improve the effectiveness of the product. Continuous use of Latisse is required to keep your lashes longer darker and thicker.
Do I really have to use Latisse daily? Yes, Latisse should be applied daily to the base of the upper eyelashes. To achieve the full effect of longer, fuller and darker lashes, you should use the product daily for 16 weeks. Continual use of Latisse is required to maintain longer, fuller, darker lashes. After 16 weeks you can apply Latisse every other day, or even up to every 3 days, to maintain your lash length. It varies per person, so if you discover that your lashes are going back to their original lash length, simply apply more often (no more than once per day).
What happens if I stop using Latisse? Just like it takes some time for Latisse to work to grow lashes, if you stop using the product, your eyelashes will gradually return to their previous appearance over the course of several weeks to months.
What if I forget to apply Latisse one night? Or a few nights? “If you miss an application or a few, don't try to catch up. You don't want to double up on your treatments. Just apply the Latisse treatment the next evening and restart your schedule.” —Dr. C. Boyd, Plastic Surgeon
For beginners, two 5ml Latisse bottles allows you to reach your full natural lash potential (typically at or before 16 weeks, though results for some can begin as early as around 6 weeks). Continual use of Latisse is required to maintain longer, fuller, darker lashes. After 16 weeks you can apply Latisse every other day, or even up to every 3 days, to maintain your lash length. It varies per person, so if you discover that your lashes are going back to their original lash length, simply apply more often (no more than once per day). Latisse is manufactured & sold in two different sized bottles: 5ml = 10 weeks of Latisse application (best deal, lower price per ml) 3ml = 4 weeks of Latisse application.
Latisse is an ophthalmic solution. If any solution gets into the eye, it is not expected to cause harm. You do not need to rinse your eyes. Latisse is not an eye drop. Change eye color? No. This is a myth/urban legend. Latisse will NOT change your eye color, no matter your eye color. “There is no evidence to suggest that Latisse will change your eye color. Over 5 million prescriptions for Latisse have been filled with no confirmed reports of iris pigmentation issues.” —Dr. Mitchel Schwartz, MD Damage to the eye? No. Not to worry if you get Latisse in your eyes! Be certain to apply just one drop to the brush, swipe it along the base of your upper lashes right where your eyeliner goes, wipe off any excess Latisse on your skin, and you shouldn’t have any problem with accidentally getting the product in your eyes. Hair growth in areas other than lashes? WHEN MISUSED, reports do indicate hair growth in other areas where hair follicles reside when applied CONTINUOUSLY over time. While Latisse is FDA approved for lashes, doctors do prescribe Latisse for eyebrows and thinning hair or baldness. (Clients do purchase Latisse to successfully grow fuller eyebrows and improve thinning hair/balding.) Eye irritation? Side effects from the initial studies showed less than 4 percent of people experienced redness, irritation and itching of the upper eyelid, which was reversed upon discontinuation Skin darkening? While this is a common concern, eyelid skin darkening is actually a less common side effect. In a study for FDA approval, localized skin darkening only occurred in approximately 2.9% of patients using Latisse. It’s caused by an increase in melanin close to where the solution is applied and is expected to reverse several weeks s after discontinuing use of the product. Latisse safety and results backed by industry leading pharmaceutical company Allergan.