LATISSE (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.03%
Latisse is an FDA approved liquid solution to grow longer, fuller, and darker eyelashes. It is a once a day treatment applied topically to the base of the upper eyelashes where they meet the upper eyelid skin. Results may take at least 4 weeks and full growth is achieved by 16 weeks.
In any one given area of the body, the hair follicles are in different stages of growth. Latisse works by increasing the length of the growth phase of the hair follicles and also increasing the number of hair follicles that are in the growth phase as opposed to a resting phase.
Patients who are under treatment for eye pressure problems such as glaucoma or who are already using eye drops to treat these problems should always inform the physician. Eyelid skin darkening can occur but is reversible. Latisse is not for lower eyelids. Brownish discoloration of the eyes has been reported with similar medications to Latisse but when used as eye drops and not specifically with topical application as with Latisse.