Latisse is a FDA-approved product that improves the length, thickness and darkness of the eyelashes. An applicator is removed from its tray and then, holding the sterile applicator horizontally, one drop of the Latisse solution is placed on the area of the applicator closest to the tip (but not on the tip). Immediately, the applicator is drawn carefully along the skin at the base of the upper eyelashes (where the eyelashes meet the skin) while going from the inner part of the lash line to the outer part. Any excess solution beyond the eyelid is blotted with a tissue.

Ideal candidates are looking to improve the length, thickness and darkness of the eyelashes. Patients suffering from certain eye conditions, pregnant women or lactating women are not ideal candidates.

The typical cost ranges from $100-$150 for a 30 day prescription supply. The final cost depends on any necessary medical tests, the geographic location of the procedure and if other procedures are performed at the same time.

The procedure produces longer, thicker and darker eyelashes. There is no recovery time needed after the treatment but patients shouldn't apply makeup or re-insert their contact lenses for 15 minutes after treating the eyelashes with Latisse. Initial results are evident after 3-4 weeks. While Latisse produces long-lasting results, these results are not permanent. For the benefits to continue, patients must continue to use Latisse or the lashes will return to their original appearance.



submitted on   Thu Jul, 09, 2015 by Alexander Ovchinsky, MD     
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