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Have you ever wanted longer, thicker and darker eyelashes even without mascara? Now it's possible with Latisse®. Created by the makers of Botox®, Latisse is a prescription medication that's applied topically to the eyelid margin once a day. It seems to work by prolonging the growth phase (anagen phase) of the hair follicles of the eyelashes. Because of this, results are generally seen by two months and tend to reach their peak appearance by four months.
Dr. Pearson is proud to be able to offer this completely unique medication for eyelash growth. It does require a prescription from him, however.
Frequently Asked Questions about Latisse:
- How exactly is Latisse applied?
Click on the video below to learn how to use Latisse correctly:
- How often do I have to apply Latisse?
Latisse should be applied once every evening after your face is clean and your makeup has been removed.
- Should I remove contact lenses before using Latisse?
We recommend removing your contacts before using Latisse because they can potentially absorb the product. However, it should be safe to apply your contact lenses after 15 minutes.
- Can I continue to wear mascara while using Latisse?
Yes! This is a great way to enhance the eyelashes even more.
- What should I do if I accidentally get Latisse in my eye?
While it's not expected to do any harm, do not rinse your eye.
- What happens if I stop using Latisse?
If you stop using Latisse, your eyelashes are expected to return to their previous appearance over several weeks to months.
- What if I forget to apply Latisse?
If you miss an application or a few, don't try to catch up. Just apply the Latisse treatment the next evening and stay on schedule.
- Are there any special warnings associated with Latisse use?
Latisse is intended for use on the skin of the upper eyelid margins at the base of the eyelashes. DO NOT APPLY to the lower eyelid. If you are using for elevated intraocular pressure (IOP), or if you have a history of abnormal IOP, you should only use Latisse under the close supervision of your eye doctor. Latisse may cause darkening of the eyelid skin which may be reversible. Latisse use may also cause increased brown pigmentation of the colored part of the eye (the iris) which is likely to be permanent. It is possible for hair growth to occur in other areas of your skin that Latisse frequently touches. Any excess solution outside the upper eyelid margin should be blotted with a tissue or other absorbent material to reduce the chance of this from happening. It is also possible for a difference in eyelash length, thickness, fullness, pigmentation, number of eyelash hairs, and/or direction of eyelash growth to occur between eyes. These differences, should they occur, will usually go away if you stop using Latisse.
- What are the possible side effects of Latisse?
The most common side effects after using Latisse are an itching sensation in the eyes and/or eye redness. This was reported in approximately 4% of patients. Latisse 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. If you develop a new ocular condition (e.g., trauma or infection), experience a sudden decrease in visual acuity, have eye surgery, or develop any ocular reactions, particularly conjunctivitis and eyelid reactions, you should immediately seek Dr. Pearson's advice concerning the continued use of Latisse.
Latisse has quickly become one of the most popular prescription cosmetic treatments available. It's also a great adjunct to cosmetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) to really make beautiful eyes stand out. For more information about Latisse and cosmetic facial plastic surgery here in Fleming Island/Orange Park and the greater Jacksonville, Florida area, please contact us or call (904) 215-7377 to schedule an appointment.