Latisse® Eye Lash Rejuvenator
LATISSE® is a prostaglandin analog, indicated to treat hypotrichosis of the eyelashes by increasing their growth including length, thickness and darkness.
Latisse is applied directly to the upper eyelid at the base of the eyelash. It is applied once a day, usually in the evening. Using it more often will not increase eyelash growth. It usually takes about a month to see results. The results are not permanent. If you stop using it, your lashes will eventually return to their previous appearance.
If you have a history of eye pressure problems or are using eye medications, you should consult an ophthalmologist before using Latisse. The most common side effect is itching or redness of the eyes. This occurred in about 4% of patients in a large clinical trial. One somewhat concerning side effect is possible increased permanent brown pigmentation of the iris when brimatoprost was put directly into the eye. However, this occurred rarely and was not reported in Latisse clinical trials. This can probably be avoided by carefully applying Latisse to keep it out of the eye.