If you’re considering Latisse ® (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.03%, it’s important to get all the facts. You may have questions about how the treatment works, how soon you’ll see results and, of course, the safety of the product.
The first step: talk to your doctor
While any doctor can prescribe Latisse ®, we encourage you speak with Dr. Khemsara. He will evaluate your medical history to determine if you’re a good candidate for Latisse ®. If you have an eye infection, broken or irritated upper eyelid skin, or if you are using products for elevated intraocular pressure, talk to Dr. Khemsara.
What are the side effects?
The most common side effects after using Latisse ® solution are an itching sensation in the eyes and/or eye redness, which were reported in approximately 4% of patients. These may occur immediately after use, but should usually last only for a short period of time. Eye itching and eye redness are not allergic reactions, and do not mean that your eyes are being harmed. 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 eye irritation, dryness of the eyes, and redness of the eyelids. Skin darkening (or hyperpigmentation) is another less common side effect. This condition causes areas of skin to become darker than the surrounding skin color, but has been reported to be reversible after discontinuation of the product. You should always only use the FDA-approved sterile applicators to apply Latisse ® directly to the base of your upper eyelashes. The applicators have been specially designed and manufactured to meet FDA standards, and help patients properly apply the product.
Could Latisse ® cause the color of my eyes to change?
Increased brown iris pigmentation has occurred when similar medications were instilled directly into the eye to treat elevated intraocular pressure/glaucoma. Although iris pigmentation was not reported in clinical studies with Latisse ®, patients should be advised about the potential for increased brown iris pigmentation which is likely to be permanent. Visit lattise.com to obtain more information and see before and after results.