Latisse is the first and only FDA-approved prescription treatment for hypotrichosis, used to grow eyelashes, making them longer, thicker, and darker. It is important to remember that Latisse solution works gradually. While you may start seeing longer lashes after 4 weeks, to reach maximum fullness and darkness, you must use Latisse every day for 16 weeks. Do not reduce or stop daily application of Latisse when you first notice results. If discontinued, lashes will gradually return to their previous appearance. The most common side effects after using Latisse are eye itching or eye redness. These were reported by about 4% of patients in the clinical trials. 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 or redness of the eyelids. Skin hyperpigmentation (skin darkening) is a less common side effect, which typically occurs close to where the solution is applied to the skin, making the eyelid skin look a little darker. This is due to an increase of melanin in the skin, but is expected to reverse after several weeks to months if you decide to stop using the product. Latisse may cause increased brown pigmentation to the colored part of the eye which is likely permanent. Latisse Solution received its FDA approval in December 2008. FDA regulations are extremely stringent, and when a drug is FDA approved, that means its efficacy and safety have been scientifically studied in valid clinical trials.
Comprehensive Wellness Center offers Latisse for $110.
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