Hypotrichosis is a condition marked by a reduced amount of hair on the head and/or body. Specifically, Hypotrichosis of the eyelash is described as inadequate or not enough eyelashes. Those suffering from Hypotrichosis complain of having short, intermittent lashes.
Many eyelash conditioners and enhancers have become available to the public, promising longer, thicker lashes. LATISSE® is the first and only science-based treatment approved by the FDA to enhance eyelash prominence as measured by increases in length, thickness and darkness of eyelashes. Available only through a physician, Dr. Darvish is now prescribing LATISSE®, a once-daily prescription treatment applied to the base of the upper eyelashes with a sterile, single-use-per-eye disposable applicator, which can be easily purchased at Skinpeccable.
For a free consultation on how to treat your thin, dull eyelashes or any other cosmetic issue you may be having, please click here or call us at 310.979.SKIN (7546). At your free cosmetic consultation, Dr. Darvish will address your concerns and suggest the most appropriate procedure. Dr. Darvish personally oversees all treatments and can be contacted via email or telephone for any pre or post procedure questions you may have.
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.
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® solution is a once-a-day treatment you apply yourself each evening to the base of the upper eyelashes. DO NOT APPLY in your eye or to the lower lid because excess hair growth outside the treatment area may occur. See the full instructions in How to Apply.
How soon will I see results?
LATISSE® users may start to see longer lashes at 4 weeks, with full growth at 16 weeks.
Is LATISSE® a replacement for mascara?
No, LATISSE® does not work in place of mascara. LATISSE® is a solution treatment for inadequate or not enough lashes and requires a prescription from a doctor. However, mascara can be used on your eyelashes in addition to LATISSE®.
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 should I do if I wear contact lenses?
Contact lenses should be removed prior to application of LATISSE® and may be reinserted 15 minutes following its administration.
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.
Could LATISSE® cause the color of my eyes to change?
Increased brown iris pigmentation has occurred when the same formulation of bimatoprost ophthalmic solution was instilled directly into the eye to treat elevated intraocular pressure. Although iris pigmentation was not reported in clinical studies with LATISSE®, patients should be advised about the potential for increased brown iris pigmentation which is likely to be permanent.