Latisse is the brand name for bimatoprost ophthalmic solution, a prescription-only eyelash growth serum produced by Allergan, a leader in medical aesthetics. Latisse is the only product that is FDA-approved to help eyelashes grow.
Long eyelashes are a hallmark of youth and beauty. Whether you have noticed your eyelashes thinning with age or if you have always had inadequate lash growth due to hypotrichosis, Latisse can help you grow longer, darker, fuller eyelashes. The beauty experts at Naples Aesthetic Institute can help you incorporate this revolutionary lash serum into a skin care routine that helps you look and feel your best.
The active ingredient in Latisse, bimatoprost, was initially used to treat high intraocular pressure in patients with glaucoma—but people soon realized that longer, darker, and fuller eyelashes were a side effect. Latisse works by mimicking the natural chemical within our body that stimulates hair growth and it prolongs the active growth phase of eyelashes.
Simply apply a few drops of serum to the sterile applicator that comes with your prescription, then carefully brush the applicator along the base of the eyelashes. Avoid getting any excess solution in the eye. Latisse should only be used on the upper eyelids; do not use on the lower eyelids in order minimize contact with the eye and reduce the chance of side effects. Latisse works best when it is used every day, but don’t try to “catch up” if you miss a day—simply pick up where you left off.
If you want full, lush, darker eyelashes, then Latisse may be right for you. Ideal candidates for Latisse are 18 or older and free of active eye diseases. People who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not use Latisse. Anyone who has had an allergic reaction to bimatoprost should not use Latisse.
The effects of Latisse are gradual and people typically see full results after about 16 weeks of treatment. Studies show that 78% of people who used Latisse showed significant increase in lash length, fullness, and darkness at 16 weeks.1
Latisse is a prescription treatment only available from a medical professional. You can get Latisse at Naples Aesthetic Institute—simply call or stop by our office. New patients can schedule a consultation appointment to learn if Latisse is right for you.
As the only FDA-approved product for lash growth, Latisse is clinically proven to increase eyelash growth and fullness. Over-the-counter lash serums often contain oils that may nourish lashes to make them softer, but they do not have the proven results of Latisse. Many drugstore lash serums contain highly allergenic ingredients like castor oil.
Any medication comes with the chance of some potential side effects. The most common side effects of Latisse, which were reported in fewer than 5% of patients, are itchy or red eyes. Possible side effects that occur more rarely include temporary eyelid skin darkening near the treatment area, changes in pigmentation of the iris (the colored part of the eye), and dryness of the eyes. Make sure to read the included important safety information before use of Latisse.
Yes, contact lens wearers can use Latisse. You must remove contacts before applying the serum and wait 15 minutes after applying to put your lenses in.
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