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Eyelashes frame the eye, which are the windows to the soul. The FDA has approved a new product called Latisse to treat hypotrichosis, inadequate eyelashes, or hypotrichosis. LATISSE, also known as a bimatoprost ophthalmic solution – 0.03%, is a prescription medical treatment that is the ultimate treatment for hypotrichosis (inadequate lashes). Latisse helps you grow eyelashes darker, longer, and fuller.

Using the regular application of Latisse along the lash line of your upper eyelid encourages the growth of longer, thicker, and darker eyelashes. Latisse is not for use on the lower eyelid lashes, however.

You are required to use Latisse every day for at least two months. Your longer, darker, and thicker lashes will significantly improve as long as you use Latisse. Unfortunately, once you stop using Latisse, eyelashes will revert to their natural appearance.

There are a few side effects with Latisse, including:

  • Redness in the thin tissue over the white part of your eye
  • Dry Eyes
  • Itchy and red eyes
  • Hair growth around the eyes if you get the medication on your skin
  • Darkened eyelids
  • Brown pigmentation in the iris of your eye.


Patients who used Latisse for medical conditions were mixed. For example, patients who lost eyelashes due to chemotherapy were happy with the treatment, but further studies are needed.

Latisse faqs

There are side effects, but they are rare. However, if Latisse gets on the cornea of your eye, it will leave a dark spot that does not go away. However, the FDA has approved Latisse, which means extensive testing has been done on the product.

Yes. The product does work Bimatoprost is an active ingredient first used to treat ocular hypertension and glaucoma. Bimatoprost can be found naturally in your body and is like prostaglandins.

Do not use Latisse if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. Also, if you use a prescription product for eye pressure problems, only use Latisse under a doctor’s care.

You may experience eyelid skin darkening. In addition, hair may grow outside the treatment area, and common side effects include itchy and red eyes.

Latisse can only be received via prescriptions through an eye doctor.

Talk to your provider about an existing condition like high eye pressure, glaucoma, or inflammation.

You can pick up Latisse at a pharmacy with a doctor’s prescription. Note that insurance prescription plans do not cover Latisse.

Take out contact lenses before using Latisse. Then, wait 15 minutes before inserting contact lenses back into your eyes.

If you stop using Latisse, eyelashes will return to their natural look.

Stop using Latisse and call your doctor at once.