What is Latisse™ ?
LATISSE™ solution is the first and only FDA-approved prescription treatment that helps eyelashes grow longer, thicker and darker. Designed to help patients suffering from hypotrichosis of the eyelashes (not enough eyelashes), LATISSE™ can enhance the look of your natural eyelashes with daily, self-administered applications. LATISSE™ (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.03% is only available by prescription through your doctor.
Looking for longer lashes?
If you take a walk down the aisles of any major drug store, you’ll probably notice rows and rows of mascara products. Clearly, many women want their eyelashes to look longer, fuller and darker in order to enrich the natural beauty of their eyes. Now with the new FDA-approved LATISSE™, your eyelashes won’t just look longer ... they will actually grow longer, fuller and darker. While LATISSE™ is not meant to replace mascara, it can significantly help people with thin, sparse or lightly colored eyelashes.
How do I get Latisse™?
Since LATISSE™ is only available through prescription, the first step is to make sure that LATISSE™ is right for you. Contact our office today to arrange a consultation.
The Latisse™ treatment
After Dr. Asaadi determines that you’re a good candidate for LATISSE™, we’ll show you how you can use LATISSE™ to make your eyelashes grow longer, fuller and darker. The application is a simple process you do at home each night. All it takes is a single drop of solution applied from a sterile applicator to the base of your upper eyelashes. LATISSE™ needs to be applied on a daily basis, and the improvement is gradual, with noticeable effects as early as four weeks, and full effects apparent by 16 weeks. If you stop using LATISSE™, your eyelashes will gradually return to their original length and thickness.
How does Latisse™ work?
While the precise way that LATISSE™ works is not known, it’s believed that the solution may boost the amount of hair that sprouts during the growth cycle of eyelashes, while also increasing the duration of the growth cycle. In a clinical study, 78% of patients saw a significant increase in the length, fullness and darkness of their eyelashes after 16 weeks of treatment with LATISSE™.
Is Latisse™ safe?
LATISSE™ is the only FDA-approved safe and effective medical treatment to help grow longer, fuller and thicker eyelashes. While LATISSE™ was recently approved by the FDA to treat hypotrichosis, the active ingredient in LATISSE™ (bimatoprost), has been FDA-approved since 2001 as a medical treatment to lower eye pressure in glaucoma patients. The most common side effects of LATISSE™ (reported in approximately 4% of patients) include an itching sensation in the eyes and/or eye redness. Less common side effects could occur on skin close to where LATISSE™ is applied. These include skin darkening, eye irritation, eye dryness and redness of the eyelids.
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Dr. Asaadi and his staff will be happy to discuss this procedure with you. Please feel free to call for a private consultation or Schedule an appointment online @ either our New York or New Jersey offices.