Latisse Frequently Asked Questions
What is LATISSE®?
LATISSE® solution is a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis used to grow eyelashes, making them longer, thicker, and darker. Eyelash hypotrichosis is another name for having inadequate or not enough eyelashes.
How does it work?
LATISSE® is believed to affect the growth (anagen) phase of the eyelash hair cycle in 2 ways: first, it increases the length of this phase; and second, it increases the number of hairs in this growth phase. The exact way it works is unknown.
How soon will I see results?
The onset of effect with LATISSE® solution is gradual. In clinical trial, themajority of LATISSE® users saw a significant improvement by 2 months.
How is LATISSE® different?
Only LATISSE® has been approved by the FDA as a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis used to grow eyelashes. It also has been studied in clinical trial to demonstrate its safety and effectiveness.
Can anyone use LATISSE®?
You should not use LATISSE® solution if you are allergic to one of its ingredients. Also, tell Dr Erhard or one of our nurses if any of the following apply to you:
Previously diagnosed with eye pressure problems: People with a history of eye pressure problems (specifically elevated intraocular pressure) should speak to an eye care specialist before starting LATISSE®
Currently taking medication for eye pressure problems: People taking medication to lower their IOP should be closely monitored while using LATISSE® solution Have risk factors for glaucoma:
People with risk factors for an eye condition called glaucoma, including a family history of glaucoma, should speak to an eye care specialist before starting LATISSE®
Is LATISSE® safe?
The safety and effectiveness of LATISSE® was shown in a clinical trial. Ask Dr. Erhard for more information about the safety of LATISSE® solution, and see the Important Safety Information on the back cover of this brochure.
What are the possible side effects with LATISSE®?
The most common side effects after using LATISSE® are eye itching or eye redness. These were reported by about 4% of users in clinical trial.
Should I remove my contact lenses first?
As a precaution, it’s recommended that you remove your contact lenses because they can absorb an ingredient in LATISSE® solution. You can put them back in 15 minutes after application.
What if I forget to apply LATISSE?
If you miss a dose, don’t try to “catch up.” Just apply LATISSE® the next evening. Make LATISSE® solution part of your evening routine, like brushing your teeth or removing your makeup. IMPORTANT: Using LATISSE® more than once a day will not increase the growth of eyelashes more than daily use.
What should I do if LATISSE gets in my eye?
It is not expected to cause harm. Don’t rinse your eye. Be careful to keep the tip of the bottle or applicator from touching your fingers, objects, or surfaces in order to avoid contamination.
What if I stop using LATISSE?
Your lashes are expected to return to their previous appearance over several weeks to months.
Can I continue to wear mascara while using LATISSE?
Yes, you can use mascara in addition to LATISSE® solution.