Latisse - Tupelo, MS Specialist – Dr. Alan Pritchard

latisse-iconThin, sparse eyelashes are no match for Latisse, an eyelash enhancement product created by the makers of Botox that actually helps patients grow thicker, longer eyelashes on the upper eyelids.

Unlike other eyelash enhancement products that only darken or lengthen eyelashes superficially, Latisse encourages natural eyelash growth for as long as you use the product.

Is Latisse Right for You?

Because Latisse is a prescription medication, it is important to be evaluated by physician to determine whether you are a good candidate for Latisse. In general, Dr. Pritchard recommends Latisse to both female and male patients who desire lush and lengthened upper eyelashes.

How to Use Latisse

The Latisse solution should be applied daily, before bed, directly along the base of your upper eyelashes. If you wear contact lenses, you will be advised to remove them before applying Latisse. You can reinsert contacts again 15 minutes after application. Latisse comes with a small, easy-to-use applicator that should be thrown away after each use. Use a tissue to gently dab any excess solution from around the eye area.

After 12-18 weeks, Latisse results begin to appear, and patients enjoy noticeably longer, darker eyelahses. Although Latisse is FDA approved to stimulate eyelash growth on the upper eyelids only, some patients also choose to use Latisse off-label as an eyebrow growth product. 

Latisse Side Effects

Latisse side effects generally include temporary itching and eye redness, however only about 4% of Latisse users have reported experiencing these issues. Less common are side effects include skin darkening of your eyelid skin or eyelid irritation.

To minimize the risk of side effects, be sure to keep Latisse solution on the base of the upper lashes only and take care not to get it on other parts of the eye. In addition, be sure you are getting Latisse from a pharmacy or physician's office and do not use unregulated Latisse imitation products sold online. There is no assurance that online retailers claiming to sell Latisse are actually distributing bitamoprost ophthalmic solution.