LATISSE™: New Product Enhances EyelashesA woman may have inadequate eyelashes because of age, medical treatment (such as chemotherapy) or other causes. If scanty lashes are a concern, a new product can help.
LATISSE™ is the first prescription treatment approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) for inadequate eyelashes. LATISSE is a once-a-day treatment you apply to the base of your upper eyelashes to make them longer, thicker and darker.
Typically, a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist will prescribe this product. Almost anyone can use it, including women who have lost their eyelashes following cancer treatment and women who simply want to enhance the look of their eyelashes. It works for everyone. You begin to see growth at about eight weeks, with demonstrative changes after 16 weeks.
Women with certain eye diseases such as glaucoma, may be able to use LATISSE under the care of a supervising physician.
LATISSE should be applied on each eyelid at night, similar to applying mascara. The most common side effects are an itching sensation in the eyes and/or eye redness. If you stop using LATISSE, your eyelashes are expected to return to their previous appearance over several weeks to months.
A one-month supply of LATISSE costs $120. For more information, call Cascadia MediSpa at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin at 414-805-6014.
Author: Marla Fraunfelder
Last Review Date: March 18, 2009