LATISSE® is a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis (inadequate or not enough lashes) to grow eyelashes longer, fuller, darker.
Like every routine, applying LATISSE® (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.03% is all about consistency and precision. Once you follow the basic guidelines, the results will come gradually over time. To see the full effect of your eyelash transformation, take a “before” picture before you start the treatment, and keep taking pictures every 4 weeks to chart your progress.
Directions for nightly use:
Before applying LATISSE® each night, ensure your face is clean, makeup and contact lenses are removed, and any other facial care products have already been applied.
Remove an applicator from its tray. Then, holding the sterile applicator horizontally, place one drop of LATISSE® solution on the area of the applicator closest to the tip but not on the tip.
Immediately draw the applicator carefully along the skin at the base of the upper eyelashes (where the eyelashes meet the skin) just as you would apply liquid eyeliner. This area should feel lightly moist without runoff. Blot any excess solution beyond the eyelid with a tissue.
Dr. Lateef will evaluate your medical history to determine if you are a good candidate for LATISSE®. If you have an eye infection, broken or irritated upper eyelid skin or if you are using products for elevated intraocular pressure, talk to your doctor about it.
The most common side effect after using LATISSE® are an itching sensation in the eye and/or eye redness, which were reported in approximately 4% of patients. These may occur immediately after use, but should last only for a short period of time. You should always use the FDA-approved sterile applicators to apply LATISSE® directly to the base of the eyelid in order to prevent infection.
We offer 3mL and 5mL sizes. Contact Orlando Dermatology at (407) 351-1888 for more information.