Latisse is the only FDA cleared prescription treatment for inadequate eyelash growth (hypotrichosis). Consistent use of this medicine can make eyelashes longer, thicker and oftentimes darker.
The onset of the effect is gradual. The majority of patients in the clinical trials saw significant improvement in 2 months.*
Latisse is a prescription medicine and requires a consult to discuss potential side effects. Dr. Omar Ibrahimi is available to discuss this medication with you and to help determine if you would be an appropriate candidate for it.
If you live in the greater Stamford area or Fairfield County, Connecticut, feel free to schedule a consultation with us to discuss Latisse.
Commonly asked questions about Latisse
Q: Does Latisse work?
A: The LATISSE clinical study was conducted at 16 sites across the country and included 278 people. At the end of the 16-week treatment period, the results showed that LATISSE was effective for 78% (107/137) of those participating.
Q: Is Latisse safe?
A: Yes, LATISSE is extremely safe. Prior to its use for growing eyelashes, doctors have used the active ingredient in Latisse to treat glaucoma (high pressure in the eye). The most common side effects after using LATISSE solution are an itching sensation in the eyes and/or eye redness. LATISSE solution may cause other less common side effects, which typically occur on the skin close to where LATISSE is applied, or in the eyes. These include skin darkening, eye irritation, dryness of the eyes and redness of the eyelids. These can be minimized by proper application.
Q: Can Latisse darken my eye color?
A: Proper use of LATISSE to the base of the upper eyelashes minimizes the risk of this occurring. The scenario in which we worry more about this is with direct application of the medication into the eye. LATISSE use may cause increased brown iris pigmentation of the colored part of the eye. While very infrequent, increased iris pigmentation has occurred when LATISSE solution was administered. Do not apply LATISSE in your eye or to the lower lid.
*Results may vary depending on the individual.