What is LATISSE™?

LATISSE™ is a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis used to grow eyelashes, making them longer, thicker, and darker. Eyelash hypotrichosis is another name for having inadequate or not enough eyelashes. In layman’s terms if you want longer thicker lashes this is the treatment for you!!
How does it 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 soon will I see results? The onset of effect with LATISSE™ solution is gradual. In clinical trial, the majority of LATISSE™ users saw a significant improvement by two months full effect happens by 16 weeks.
How is LATISSE™ different? 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.
Beauty products are touted to make us look younger, thinner, etc, etc. We only prescribe products that have evidence based research to back up their claims. In medicine that is how doctors make decisions in how to treat patients. Dr. McGee feels that cosmetics and cosmetic procedures should be no different. These are decisions that she can help you with so that you can make an informed decision.
Latisse® is applied nightly by dabbing the solution onto the upper lash line with disposable applicators given to you by your doctor. Applicators must only be used once to limit the possibility of infection or allergic reaction. Additionally, Latisse® must be applied very carefully to reduce the likelihood of any side effects. It is not recommended that patients apply the solution to the lower lash line as the product will likely already transfer from the top lash line while the patient sleeps or blinks. To minimize the chance of any adverse side effects, follow the instructions given to you by your doctor on the proper application of this drug.

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Side Effects

If applied incorrectly, the use of Latisse® may result in:
  • Darkening of the eyelids
  • Hair growth in unwanted areas
  • Possibly of iris pigmentation
  • Redness and irritation
  • Itching
Generally, eye lashes gradually return to their original state when the use of Latisse® is stopped. Precision Vision of Edmond can help you decide if Latisse® is right for you.
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