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Dr Ariel Ostad - Cosmetic, Laser and Dermatologic Surgery

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LATISSE™ solution is recommended as a treatment for hypotrichosis of the eyelashes. It stimulates eyelashes growth and makes them longer, thicker and darker. For patients who are concerned with the current look of their eyelashes, this is a great option that replaces eyelash extensions. According to clinical research results, there was a significant improvement in fifty percent of the patients after two months of LATISSE™ treatment.

How to Use LATISSE™?

LATISSE™ solution is packaged in 3 ml bottles. Sterile, disposable applicators also come with it. You should apply the solution to the skin of the upper eyelid margin once a night. Before using it, you should make sure that your contact lenses as well as make up are removed.

At first, take an applicator and hold it horizontally. Put a drop of LATISSE™ solution on the area of the applicator closest to the tip. You should apply the solution at the edge of the upper eyelid, particularly on the area where eyelashes grow from. It should be done quickly and carefully. Absorb any extra solution with a tissue. A new sterile applicator should be used for the opposite eyelid to avoid possible contamination.

What Is Eyelash Hypotrichosis?

Eyelash hypotrichosis is the state of having a less than normal amount of eyelashes.

Who Is Not Suitable For LATISSE™?

This solution should not be used if you are allergic to one or more of its ingredients.

What Should I Know About LATISSE™?

LATISSE™ solution MUST NOT be put in your eye or on the lower lid. ONLY the sterile applicators supplied with LATISSE™ SHOULD be used to apply the product. If you forget to use it in a given day, do not try to catch up the dosage. You can continue with the regular dosage the next day.

The solution will not cause harm if you properly apply it in the eye. DO NOT rinse your eye. You should be very attentive not to allow the tip of the bottle or applicator to come into contact with your fingers or any other dirty surface to avoid contamination and risk eye irritation or infection.

If you wear contact lenses, you should remove them before applying the solution. You can reinsert them again fifteen minutes after applying the LATISSE™ dose. If you use it more than once a day, it will not accelerate eyelash growth. LATISSE™ solution should be stored at 36o to 77 o F (2 o to 25 o C).

Dr. Ostad can sometimes prescribe treatments to use LATISSE™ that are not explained in patient information leaflets. However, you should not apply the solution for conditions for which it was not prescribed by Dr. Ostad. Under no circumstances should you ever give LATISSE™ to other people as it may not be suitable and may be harmful to them.

Are There Any Special Warnings Associated With LATISSE™ Use?

LATISSE™ should only be taken under the close supervision of a doctor if you have a history of abnormal intraocular pressure (IOP) or if you are using LUMIGAN® or other similar medications for elevated IOP. LATISSE™ solution may lead to darkening of the skin of the eyelids. This may be reversible. The medication can also be a cause of brown iris pigmentation, which is likely to be permanent. It is not recommended to allow LATISSE™ to frequently come into contact with other areas of the skin as it can lead to hair growth in those areas. If you do not want this to happen to you, it is recommended to remove any extra solution from the skin areas outside the margins of the upper eyelids. It can be done with any suitable absorbent material. In some cases LATISSE™ users may notice that the eyelashes on one eye differ from the eyelashes on the other one in length, colour, direction or thickness. This happens rarely, and the problem goes away right after you stop the course of LATISSE™ treatment.

Who Should Know I About My LATISSE™ Use?

If you are using LATISSE™ solution, it is important to tell your doctor about this. You should also inform anyone who is about to perform an eye pressure exam about the use of LATISSE™.

What Should I Do If LATISSE™ Gets Into My Eye?

LATISSE™ is an ophthalmic medication. You should not rinse your eye in the case of LATISSE™ getting into it. It will not cause harm to your eyes.

What Possible Side Effects LATISSE™ Can Lead To?

Mild redness of the eyes and/or itching are the most common side effects associated with LATISSE™ use. These conditions occur in four percent of patients. In rare cases, LATISSE™ solution may lead to eye irritation, dry eyes, and redness at the edge of the eyelid. Skin darkening is another very rare side effect. If you have any eye problems, including conjunctivitis, sudden decrease in vision, or have eye surgery, it is necessary to ask Dr. Ostad about the continued use of LATISSE™ medication.

What Happens If I Stop Using LATISSE™?

Once you stop using LATISSE™, you will notice that your eyelashes look the same way they were before treatment within a few weeks or months. Any darkening of the eyelid skin will disappear within approximately the same period of time. If your eye iris has darkened as a result of LATISSE™ use, this effect is likely to remain so permanently.

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