Latisse is a serum that when applied to the lash line can help stimulate the growth of lashes. It encourages lashes to grow fuller, darker, and longer. Many women (and men) opt to use Latisse because they don’t want to bother with the annoyance of mascara or eyeliner to fake darker and longer lashes. This product can cut down on morning prep time and even save you money by rendering other eyelash products obsolete.
If your lashes are thinning, you’re not alone. Thinning lashes are a common women’s health issue that thousands of women report experiencing every year. The causes are wide-ranging and severity varies from person to person. Many women start losing their eyelashes and/or hair during or after menopause. Some simply lose them because they fail to remove eye makeup nightly or use harsh cleansers or beauty products.
Just some of the most common reasons for thinning lashes include:
Latisse is the brand name for bimatoprost solution 0.03%. It helps encourage both the stimulation of lash growth and prevents lashes from falling out prematurely. People who use Latisse report growing thicker, longer, and darker lashes.
Latisse performed a study in 2001; at the end of 16 weeks, patients’ eyelashes grew (on average) approximately 1.4 mm and had become noticeably fuller and thicker.
Latisse can take several weeks to up to several months to show results.
Latisse has been approved by the FDA and is safe for most patients. Anyone using LUMIGAN® (or other prostaglandin analogs) should tell their doctor during a Latisse consultation.