Are your lashes thinning as you get older? You’re not the only one. A recent study among females shows that by age 30, your lashes are 30 percent thinner than they were in your 20s. And by age 60, they’re a surprising 50 percent thinner! With LATISSE®, you can more than double your lash fullness in 16 weeks.
What is LATISSE®?
LATISSE® is a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis (inadequate or not enough lashes) to grow eyelashes longer, fuller, 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.
How does it work?
LATISSE® makes lash growth possible because of its active ingredient: bimatoprost. Although the precise mechanism of action is unknown, LATISSE® is believed to affect the growth phase of the eyelash hair in two ways: first, it increases the length of this phase, and second, it increases the number of hairs.
What should I expect?
LATISSE® works from the inside out, with full results at week 16. As the treatment progresses, you’ll first begin to see changes in length. Then, gradually, you’ll notice more thickness and darkness in your lashes. If you’re satisfied with your results by week 8, don’t stop there. After week 16, you’ll see the full effect of LATISSE® solution – and so will others.
Other less common side effects typically occur on the skin close to where LATISSE® is applied, or in the eyes. These include eyelid skin darkening, eye irritation, dryness of the eyes, and redness of the eyelids. Eyelid skin darkening is a result of increased melanin in the skin, making your eyelid skin look a little darker close to where the solution is applied to the skin. This is expected to reverse after several weeks to months if you decide to stop using the product.