Latisse is a prescription treatment used for creating longer, thicker, and darker eyelashes. The results are astounding, with 106% improvement in fullness, 25% improvement in length, and 18% improvement in darkness according to studies. Results are gradual, but with a once nightly application to the base of the eyelashes full results are seen in 16 weeks, although after 8 weeks most people start noticing the improvement.
If you discontinue the treatment your eyelashes will return to their previous appearance within months. The possible side effects are rare, but include redness, itching, or irritation to the eyes and a possible darkening of the skin in the areas Latisse is applied, which is reversible upon stopping the medication.
There is fear that Latisse will change the color of your eyes. Latisse was originally Lumigan, which is a medication that is dropped into the eyes for the use of glaucoma. When used inside the eye, there have been reports of permanent eye color change. If used correctly, this should not be an issue with Latisse.
As treatment progresses, you’ll first begin to see changes in length. Then, gradually, you’ll notice more thickness and darkness in your lashes. If you’re satisfied with your results by week 8, don’t stop there. Stick with the treatment. After week 16, you’ll see the full effect of Latisse — and so will others.