Latisse Frequently Asked Questions


What is LATISSE?

LATISSE is an aesthetic prescription treatment used to grow eyelashes, making them longer, thicker and darker. Allergan, who also produces Botox and Juvederm, introduced Latisse to the market in 2009. It has since become a block buster with thousands of women achieving spectacular results.


How does it work?

It affects the growth phase of the eyelash hair cycle in two ways: First, the length of this phase is increased leading to longer lashes. And second, the number of hairs in this growth phase are increased resulting in fuller, darker lashes.


How do I apply it?

Apply once-a-day. You apply it yourself each evening using a specially designed applicator to the base of the upper eyelashes. After full results are obtained the frequency of applications is reduced to maintain desired eye lash quality.


How long does it take for Latisse to kick in?

You may see results starting at 8 weeks with full results at 12 to 16 weeks. Growth is gradual overnight, over time.


Is it a Replacement for Mascara?

No, LATISSE does not work as a replacement of mascara. It is a solution treatment for inadequate or not enough lashes and requires a prescription from a doctor. However, mascara can be used on your eyelashes in addition to LATISSE.


Is LATISSE different from nonprescription products for Eyelash Growth?

YES! It is the first and only prescription treatment approved by the FDA for inadequate or not having enough eyelashes, growing them longer, fuller and darker.


Is Latisse only available by prescription?

Yes, you will need a prescription to order Latisse


What if I forget to apply one night? Or a few?

Don't worry. If you miss an application (or a few) don't try to catch up. Just apply the it the next evening and stay on schedule.


What if I stop using LATISSE?

If you stop using the product, your eyelashes will return to their previous appearance over several weeks to several months. You may continue with applications again anytime you wish.


What are the possible side effects?

The most common side effects after use is an itching sensation in the eyes and/or eye redness. This was reported in approximately 4% of patients. It may cause other less common side effects which typically occur on the skin close to where it is applied, or in the eyes. These include skin darkening, eye irritation, dryness of the eyes, and redness of the eyelids.


Can latisse be used during pregnancy?

No. Do not use Latisse if you are pregnant.


What should I do if I experience eye redness?

Eye redness alone is not an allergic reaction or inflammation, and doesn't mean that your eyes are being harmed. You may experience redness immediately after use, but should usually last only for a short period of time.


What should I do if I experience eye itching?

Eye itching should last only for a short period of time (one to two weeks during initial use). Eye itching alone does not indicate an allergic reaction and does not mean that your eyes are being harmed. Consult your doctor if the itching persists or you notice other symptoms as well.


What if I get LATISSE in my eye?

LATISSE is an ophthalmic drug product. If any gets into the eye, it is not expected to cause harm. Your eye should not be rinsed.


Who should not use LATISSE?

Anyone who is allergic to one of its ingredients should not use LATISSE.


What are the ingredients?

Active ingredient: bimatoprost
Inactive ingredients: benzalkonium chloride; sodium chloride; sodium phosphate, dibasic; citric acid; and purified water. Sodium hydroxide and/or hydrochloric acid may be added to adjust pH. The pH during its shelf life ranges from 6.8 - 7.8.


What should I use to apply LATISSE?

You should always only use the FDA-approved sterile applicators provided only should always be used to apply directly to the base of your upper eyelashes. The applicators have been specially designed and manufactured to meet FDA standards, and ensure that the correct dose of is applied.You should only use the FDA-approved sterile applicators provided and apply Latisse directly to the base of your upper eyelashes. The applicators have been specially designed and manufactured to meet FDA standards, and ensure that the correct dose of is applied.


Where can I Find LATISSE in the Philadelphia area?

Bella Medspa has convenient locations where LATISSE can be purchased in:
Rittenhouse Square Philadelphia - Convenient to Cherry Hill and Marlton and Collingswood, NJ
Chester Springs - Convenient to King Of Prussia, Exton and Pottstown, PA
Newtown (Bucks County) - Convenient to Doylestown, Yardley, New hope, Lambertville, Langhorne, PA as well as Princeton and Trenton, NJ



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