LATISSE™

Introducing LatisseDo you want longer, thicker, darker lashes? There is now a prescription treatment for permanent eyelash enhancement, without any in office treatment! Introducing LATISSE™ from Allergan pharmaceuticals, available from Drs. Kline, Boyd and Chivers.

LATISSE™ (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution 0.03%) is a new FDA approved prescription treatment for hypotrichosis. It is used to grow eyelashes, making them stronger, thicker and darker. Hypotrichosis is the name for the condition described as having inadequate or not enough eyelashes.

We are excited to offer LATISSE™ an innovative new product engineered to help boost eyelash growth and thickness. The medication is dropped onto an applicator, which is then applied to the base of the lashes. Patients should see results within two months, with results lasting for about one to two months. For best results patients are recommended to use LATISSE™daily.

LATISSE™is a pharmacological preparation designed to enhance eyelash growth during the growth phase of the eyelash hair cycle. The drug is believed to act to increase the length of this phase and also to increase the number of hairs in the growth phase. The exact mechanism of action is unknown. LATISSE™ is available by prescription only and works as a permanent lash enhancer until the hair falls out. Continued use of LATISSE™ensures continued visibility of results. If you wish to stop using LATISSE™, the hair will follow its natural cycle and enhanced hairs will be replaced with natural hairs as the lashes grow and fall out, typical over several weeks to months.
(You should speak with Dr. Kline, Boyd or Chivers before using LATISSE™if: )

  • You are allergic to one of the ingredients.
  • You  have been previously diagnosed with glaucoma or other eye pressure problems, please speak with your eyecare professional prior to starting LATISSE™.
  • You are currently taking medications for glaucoma or elevated eye pressure. You should contact your eyecare professional so that they can closely monitor your eye pressure while you are on LATISSE™.
  • You have risk factors for glaucoma, including a family history. Please speak with your eye care specialist prior to starting LATISSE™.

The most common side effects after using LATISSE™ are eye itching or redness, which were reported in about 4% of users in the clinical trial. Other less common side effects may include skin darkening, eye irritation, dryness, or redness of the lids on the eyelid skin close to where the product is applied. You should always only use the FDA-approved sterile applicators to apply LATISSE™ solution directly to the base of your upper eyelashes. The applicators have been specially designed and manufactured to meet FDA standards, and ensure that the correct dose of LATISSE™ is applied. This will maximize effectiveness and safety.

Doctors and researchers recommend that you remove your contact lenses prior to applying LATISSE™. It is also recommended that you wait about fifteen minutes after application before re-inserting your lenses.  LATISSE™ is available from many dermatologists and eyecare professionals by prescription only.