What is LATISSE� (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.03%?
LATISSE� solution is a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis used to grow eyelashes, making them longer, thicker and darker.
Can I get a prescription for LATISSE� from any doctor?
First, ask your doctor if LATISSE� is right for you. Although any doctor can prescribe LATISSE�, Skin Suite Rx suggests you visit us and have our knowledgeable Medical Director evaluate you for use of LATISSE�. When making an appointment, be sure to tell the receptionist that you want to find out more about LATISSE�.
What is hypotrichosis of the eyelashes?
Hypotrichosis is another name for having inadequate or not enough eyelashes.
How does LATISSE� work?
LATISSE� is believed to affect the growth (anagen) phase of the eyelash hair cycle in two ways: first, it increases the length of this phase; and second, it increases the number of hairs in this growth phase. The exact way it works is unknown.
How do I apply LATISSE�?
LATISSE� is a once-a-day treatment you apply yourself each evening to the base of the upper eyelashes. Our staff will instruct you during the evaluation how to apply LATISSE� properly.
How soon will I see results?
LATISSE� users may see results starting at 4 weeks with full results after 16 weeks. The growth is gradual overnight, over time.
Is LATISSE� a replacement for mascara?
No, LATISSE� does not work in place of mascara. However, mascara is a nice complement to LATISSE� to help make your new longer eyelashes look even more attractive.
Is LATISSE� (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.03% different from nonprescription products that indicate eyelash growth?
LATISSE� solution is the first and only prescription treatment approved by the FDA for inadequate or not having enough eyelashes, growing them longer, fuller and darker.
What if I forget to apply one night? Or a few nights?
If you miss an application or a few, don't try to catch up. Just apply the LATISSE� treatment the next evening and stay on schedule.
What happens if I stop using LATISSE�?
If you stop using LATISSE�, your eyelashes are expected to return to their previous appearance over several weeks to months.
What are the possible side effects of LATISSE�?
The most common side effects after using LATISSE� solution are an itching sensation in the eyes and/or eye redness. This was reported in approximately 4% of patients. LATISSE� solution may cause other less common side effects which typically occur on the skin close to where LATISSE� is applied, or in the eyes. These include skin darkening, eye irritation, dryness of the eyes, and redness of the eyelids.
What should I do if I get LATISSE� in my eye?
LATISSE� solution is an ophthalmic drug product. If any gets into the eye, it is not expected to cause harm. The eye should not be rinsed.
Who should NOT use LATISSE�?
Do not use LATISSE� solution if you are allergic to one of its ingredients.
What are the ingredients in LATISSE�?
Active ingredient: bimatoprost
Inactive ingredients: benzalkonium chloride; sodium chloride; sodium phosphate, dibasic; citric acid; and purified water. Sodium hydroxide and/or hydrochloric acid may be added to adjust pH. The pH during its shelf life ranges from 6.8 � 7.8.
What is skin hyperpigmentation?
This is a common, usually harmless condition in which areas of skin become darker than the surrounding skin color. This occurs when there is an increase in the melanin, the brown pigment that produces normal skin color, in the skin. Skin hyperpigmentation is a possible side effect of LATISSE�, but may be reversible after discontinuation of the product.
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