If you are looking to have longer lashes, Latisse is an ideal product to add length and fullness. The 0.03 bimatoprost opthalmic solution, prescription-strength drug is FDA approved to treat hypotrichosis, or inadequate eyelashes. Daily use of Latisse for an average of 16 weeks produces thicker, longer and darker lashes. Once you stop using the product, your lashes will return to their previous length and texture.

The product works by increasing the length of growth phase and the number of hairs produced. According to a clinical trial, 80% of those who use it as prescribed experienced significant increase in eyelash prominence.

You May Benefit from Latisse If...

If you are tired of short, inadequate eyelashes, or hypotrichosis, Latisse may be an option. Keep in mind, though, that Latisse is not a permanent solution for short, sparse eyelashes. It works while you use it, but your lashes will regress to their natural state if you stop using it.

How Do I Apply Latisse?

As you carefully clean your face, you will want to remove your contacts, makeup, and any other products you've applied. Hold the applicator horizontally and place one drop of Latisse product on the tip. Apply Latisse by brushing the applicator on the base of the upper eyelid, outward toward the ends of your eyelashes. Blot the excess product and dispose of the applicator. Repeat application daily.

Results and Side Effects

Most individuals begin to see results within 8-12 weeksâ??complete results are visible after 16 weeks. Four percent of users experience an itching sensation in the eyes and/or eye redness. Less common side effects involve skin darkening, eye irritation, dryness of the eyes, and redness of the eyelids. Be sure to consult with Dr. Bourhill if your side effects are bothersome, or if they worsen in any way.

Dr. Ian Bourhill is happy to conduct a comprehensive consultation with you in order to determine if Latisse, or another product, will benefit you most. Please call us at 631-424-4026 to set up an appointment or to ask any questions that you might have about the product. We are conveniently located minutes from downtown Huntington and serve residents throughout the state of New York and beyond.