LATISSE® solution is a prescribed treatment for hypotrichosis used to grow eyelashes, making them longer, thicker and darker. Eyelash hypotrichosis is another name for having insufficient or not enough eyelashes. LATISSE® received endorsement from the FDA in December 2008 as the primary and the only prescription treatment to grow lashes longer, fuller and darker. LATISSE® doesn’t work in preference to mascara, but rather is a treatment to grow lashes for those with inadequate or not enough lashes and requires a prescription from a doctor. Several of my LATISSE® patients still use mascara.
Growth is gradual in time. Some may start to see longer lashes after about 30 days, and many should experience full results in around 4 months. This is similar to the clinical study results, but individual results can vary. Much like it takes some time for LATISSE® to be effective, if use of LATISSE® is stopped, the eyelashes will go back to their previous physical appearance over the course of several weeks to months.