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LATISSE Lash Growth

9735 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 308
Beverly Hills
California 90212
Phone 310.247.3777
Fax 310.247.3778

 

 

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Suite 102
Sherman Oaks
California 91403
Phone 818.501.4550
Fax 818.501.4583
 

Email: info@drhoenig.com
 
   
 
 

LATISSE™ frequently asked questions

What 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 growth stimulator.

How much does LATISSE™ cost?
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 clinical results.

How long does a bottle of LATISSE™ last?
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.

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If you use LATISSE as directed by the manufacturer, using two sterile brushes per day, it will last approximately one month.

Does LATISSE™ really work?
The FDA study showed that eyelashes typically grew 25 percent longer, 106 percent thicker and 18 percent darker.

Can I see the FDA clincial study notes for LATISSE™?
Sure, here's the full LATISSE FDA briefing.

Can 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.

Is 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.

How 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.

How 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 application instructions.

How 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.

Is 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.

Is 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.

What 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.

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 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.

What 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.

Who should NOT use LATISSE™?
Do not use LATISSE™ solution if you are allergic to one of its ingredients, have glaucoma or an eye infection.

What 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 — 7.8.

What 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.

What 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.

Is LATISSE™ safe?
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.

 

Contact us today for more information, and to find out if LATISSE™ is right for you.

 



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