Latisse, also known as bimatoprost, is a topical ointment that is FDA-approved for the enhancement of eyelashes. Its use results in darkening, increased eyelash length, and thickening. Latisse is also used on the eyebrows to achieve similar results although this is considered an off-label use and not FDA approved.
About the Procedure
Latisse is a serum applied nightly to the eyelashes to improve volume and length, creating a younger, brighter, and rejuvenated look to the eyes. For individuals who no longer want to use eyelash extensions or find that a lash lift simply doesn’t provide the desired look, Latisse can enhance natural eyelashes through a simple nightly regimen. To use Latisse, start with a clean face and remove an applicator from its tray. Then, holding the sterile applicator horizontally, place one drop of Latisse solution on the area of the applicator closest to the tip but not on the tip. Immediately draw the applicator carefully along the skin at the base of the upper eyelashes (where the eyelashes meet the skin) going from the inner part of the lash line to the outer part. Do not apply in the eye or to the lower lid because excess hair growth outside the treatment area may occur. Blot excess solution beyond the eyelid with a tissue. Dispose of the applicator after one use. Repeat for opposite eyelid, using a new sterile applicator to help minimize any potential for contamination from one eyelid to another. To enhance the darkness, length, and fullness of eyebrows, the same process would apply. Using Latisse on the eyebrows is an off-label use and not FDA approved.
Commonly Treated Concerns
Latisse adresses concerns such as:
• Eyelash Volume
• Sparse Eyebrows
Typical Cost Range
$120 – $445
The ideal candidate for Latisse has thin, short lashes and is looking to achieve a more voluminous look.