Latisse solution is a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis used to grow eyelashes, making them thicker, darker, and longer. Eyelash hypotrchosis is another name for having inadequate or not enough eyelashes.
Latisse is believed to affect the growth (anagen) phase of the eyelash hair cycle in 2 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.
The onset of effect with Latisse solution is gradual. In the clinical trial, the majority of Latisse users saw a significant improvement by 2 months.
Only Latisse has been approved by the FDA as a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis used to grow eyelashes. It also has been studied in clinical trial to demonstrate its safety and effectiveness.
You should not use Latisse solution if you are allergic to one of its ingredients. Also, tell your doctor or eye care specialist if any of the following apply to you:
Yes, the safety and effectiveness of Latisse was shown in a clinical trial.
The most common side effects after using Latisse are eye itching or eye redness. These were reported by about 4% of users in the clinical trial. Latisse solution may cause other less common side effects which typically occur on the skin close to where Latisse is applied. These include skin darkening, eye irritation, dryness, or redness of the eyelids.