Latisse® is the first FDA approved medication used for lengthening and thickening eyelashes. The active ingredient is 0.03% bimatoprost and is available by prescription only. Latisse® is safe and effective, and has been shown to result in longer, thicker, and darker eyelashes.
Latisse® is thought to extend the duration of the eye lash growth cycle with the active ingredient being bimatoprost. Ophthalmologists have used bimatoprost for the treatment of elevated eye pressure in patients with glaucoma for years. At the same time doctors noticed that the same patients treated with this medication developed longer, thicker eyelashes.
Administering Latisse® is quite simple. Patients use disposable applicators to apply a drop of Latisse® to the base of their upper eyelashes only once each night before bedtime. Results occur gradually over time and can be seen in as early as 4 weeks with full results experienced at 16 weeks. Without continued treatment, results will gradually diminish.
Latisse® is only approved for the treatment of the eyelashes and should only be applied to the upper eyelash with the applicator. Transfer of the medication occurs to the lower eyelash in the process of blinking.
While at Dr. Hovsepian’s Beverly Hills or Newport Beach office be sure to ask our aesthetic coordinator to learn more about Latisse® and how it can help you restore longer, fuller, and more voluptuous lashes.