frequently asked questions
is LATISSE (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.03%?
LATISSE solution is a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis
(for inadequate or insufficient eyelashes) used to grow eyelashes,
making them longer, thicker and darker. It was originally a
glaucoma medication called Lumigan. After patients using Lumigan
noticed their eyelashes getting really long and thick, Allergan
studied it more and had bimatoprost FDA approved as an eyelash
much does LATISSE
The price of LATISSE is $120 and includes a FREE premium thin
eyeliner brush (only available from Dr Hoenig's office). Don't
be fooled by cheap imitations. LATISSE is the only FDA approved
eyelash growth treatment available, with proven, documented
long does a bottle of LATISSE
If you use LATISSE one drop per day with the reusable premium
brush that is FREE only from Dr Hoenig, one bottle will last
2 to 3 months.
use LATISSE as directed by the manufacturer, using two sterile
brushes per day, it will last approximately one month.
LATISSE really work?
FDA study showed that eyelashes typically grew 25
percent longer, 106 percent thicker and 18 percent darker.
I see the FDA clincial study notes for LATISSE?
Sure, here's the full
LATISSE FDA briefing.
I use LATISSE if I wear contact lenses?
Contact lenses should be removed prior to use of LATISSE
and may be reinserted 15 minutes following its application.
LATISSE right for you?
While most everyone may want the look of longer, fuller and
darker lashes, not everyone may be right for the treatment.
Dr Hoenig or Danya will evaluate your medical history to determine
if you are a good candidate. You should not use LATISSE
if you have an active eye condition, including an eye infection,
or have broken or irritated skin on your eyelid.
does LATISSE work?
The active ingredient in LATISSE is bimatoprost. Although
the precise mechanism of action is not known, research suggests
that the growth of eyelashes occurs by increasing the percent
of hairs in, and the duration of, the anagen (or growth) phase.
Lashes can grow longer, thicker and darker because bimatoprost
can also prolong this growth phase.
do I apply LATISSE?
LATISSE is a once-a-day treatment you apply each evening
to the base of the upper eyelashes. Read the full
soon will I see results?
LATISSE users may see results starting at 4 weeks with
full results after 16 weeks. The growth is gradual, over time.
Don't forget to take your own "before" photos so
you can compare the results.
LATISSE a replacement for mascara?
No, LATISSE does not work in place of mascara. However,
you may choose to wear less mascara or none at all after growing
your own beautiful lashes. Mascara is also a nice complement
to LATISSE to help make your new longer eyelashes look
even more attractive.
LATISSE different from nonprescription products that
indicate eyelash growth?
LATISSE solution is the first and only prescription
treatment approved by the FDA for inadequate or insufficient
eyelashes, growing them longer, fuller and darker.
if I forget to apply one night? Or a few nights?
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.
happens if I stop using LATISSE?
If you stop using LATISSE, your eyelashes are expected
to return to their previous appearance over several weeks
are the possible side effects of LATISSE?
The most common side effects after using LATISSE solution
are an itching sensation in the eyes and/or eye redness. This
was reported in approximately 4% of patients. 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.
should I do if I get LATISSE in my eye?
LATISSE solution is an ophthalmic drug product. If any
gets into the eye, it is not expected to cause harm. The eye
should not be rinsed.
should NOT use LATISSE?
Do not use LATISSE solution if you are allergic to one
of its ingredients, have glaucoma or an eye infection.
are the ingredients in LATISSE?
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
is skin hyperpigmentation?
This is a common, usually harmless condition in which patches
of skin become abnormally darker than the surrounding skin
color. This occurs when an excess of melanin, the brown pigment
that produces normal skin color, forms deposits in the skin.
Hyperpigmentation is a possible side effect of LATISSE,
but may be reversible after you discontinue use.
is elevated intraocular pressure (IOP)?
This is a condition where the pressure inside the eye is higher
than normal. LATISSE may decrease IOP. So talk to your
doctor if you are using IOP-lowering medications. Concurrent
administration of LATISSE and certain IOP-lowering medications
in ocular hypertensive patients should be closely monitored
for changes in intraocular pressure.
LATISSE is an FDA-approved prescription treatment for
hypotrichosis used to grow eyelashes, making them longer,
thicker and darker. Hypotrichosis is another name for having
inadequate or not enough eyelashes. The FDA reviewed clinical
study results to verify the identity, potency, purity, and
stability of the ingredients, and demonstrated that the product
is safe and effective for its intended use if used as prescribed.
us today for more information, and to find out if LATISSE
is right for you.