For those who feel they do not have enough eyelashes, also known as hypotrichosis, there is a prescription treatment called LATISSE ® . It is used to promote growth of the eyelashes, increase their length, as well as make them darker and thicker. LATISSE ® is the only treatment for hypotrichosis that has been FDA-approved.?
What to Expect during LATISSE ® ?
You may begin to notice a change in the condition of the eyelashes around the 8th week of use. The LATISSE ® solution will show full results in approximately 12 to 16 weeks. Continuing the application of the solution nightly is pertinent to see maximum results. You can expect your eyelashes to return to their previous condition over a period of time if you stop using LATISSE ® . If you use the topical solution as directed you should begin to see a gradual change in length along with the thickness and darkness of the lashes.??
There are some side effects associated with LATISSE ® . The most common include itching and redness of the eyes. Only about 4% of the patients using the solution reported these side effects. Less commonly there are side effects that may occur on skin near the application site of LATISSE ® or on the eyes. These may include darkening of the skin, dryness or irritation in the eyes, or eyelid redness.?
When to Contact Your Doctor?
You should consult your physician immediately if you develop any new eye infection, experience any trauma to they eye, or if you experience a sudden decrease in your vision. If you have any eye surgery or if you contract conjunctivitis, seek your physician's advice in regards to continuing the use of LATISSE ® .