Additional Common Questions
Q: Are there “special” doctors I should see who will prescribe Latisse?
A: Many doctors will prescribe Latisse, including dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and ophthalmologists, but you’ll be more confident discussing Latisse treatment with your cosmetic physician, who will understand the benefits of this treatment.
Q: Are there people who should not use Latisse?
A: People who are allergic to bimatoprost or other ingredients in Latisse or who have glaucoma or suffer eye pressure problems should only use this solution with close cosmetic physician care and attention.
Q: Can men also use Latisse to achieve lash enhancement?
A: Yes, both men and women can safely use Latisse. Men will enjoy the same results as women: Longer and thicker eyelashes.
Q: Are there any other products, over-the-counter or not, that deliver the same results as Latisse?
A: No, not at this time. Latisse is unique in the goal of gradual, natural growth of your eyelashes.
Q: Will Latisse also spur eyebrow growth?
A: Although Latisse is “technically” used only to grow eyelashes, some people enjoy success growing eyebrow hair, if it has become sparse as you age. Most physicians only recommend treatment for lash enhancement, but, as a safe solution, you can try Latisse on your eyebrows, if you also want them to be fuller and thicker.
Q:What should I do if I accidently get Latisse in my eye?
A: Since the primary ingredient, bimatoprost, in Latisse is a successful ophthalmic solution for treating the eyes for issues with increased IOP, it should do no harm to your eyes. You should not need to wash out your eyes after accidently getting Latisse into them. If you’d feel better asking your physician what you should do if this occurs, do so, just to be sure that no harm will come to you.
Q: Many women ask, “Can I use Latisse as a mascara replacement?”
A: Latisse will not work as a substitute for mascara. If you continue to use Latisse to grow thicker, longer eyelashes, you should continue to use (if you already use) mascara to achieve lash enhancement.
Q: How can I maintain longer eyelashes after I complete my 16-week Latisse treatment?
A: Ask your physician if you can continue to use Latisse after the treatment period? He/she may endorse your continued use or recommend that you cease using the product. However, after you stop using Latisse, most patients witness a return to their former eyelash volume in future months.