What is LATISSE®?
LATISSE® is an FDA-approved treatment to grow eyelashes for people with inadequate or not enough lashes.
What should you expect when using LATISSE®?
Great eyelashes don't just happen overnight. That's why it's important to note that LATISSE® works gradually, with full results around 16 weeks of continuous use. 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 slowly return to their previous appearance over several weeks to months. As you progress with your LATISSE® treatment, you'll first begin to see changes in length. Then, gradually, you'll notice more thickness and darkness in your lashes. Even if you're satisfied with your results by week 8, you should stick with the treatment until after 16 weeks, since that is when you will be expected to see the full effect of LATISSE®. After the initial 16 weeks of use, you can talk to the providers at Clear Dermatology & Aesthetics Center about continuing use.
How effective is LATISSE®?
The LATISSE® clinical study was conducted at 16 sites across the United States and included 278 participants of varying ages (22 to 78). The study tested LATISSE® and a placebo, which was LATISEE® without its active ingredient. Neither patients nor Clinical Investigators knew which group received what treatment. By week 16, the results showed that 78% (107/137) of participants experienced a significant increase in overall eyelash prominence (including elements of length, fullness and darkness), compared to 18% (26/141) for the placebo group.
Clinical trial results showed lashes were:
Are there any side effects with LATISSE®?
- 25% longer (2% for placebo)
- 106% fuller (12% for placebo)
- 18% darker (3% for placebo)
LATISSE® does have some side effects, the most common of which are an itching sensation in the eyes and/or eye redness. These were reported in approximately 4% of patients. 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.
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