The Medicated Lash Enhancer (often referred to as latisse) is a eyelash growth treatment. In fact, it’s the only FDA-approved treatment clinically proven to grow lashes. And it’s the only lash growth product of its kind available by prescription.
The Medicated Lash Enhancer solution is a once-a-day treatment you apply topically to the base of your upper eyelashes, as instructed by your doctor. Then, gradually, the results come in. You may start to see more length in as little as 4 weeks and you should achieve full growth in 16 weeks. It’s not an illusion of growth. It’s your own eyelashes – only better.
Medicated Lash Enhancer makes lash growth possible because of its active ingredient: bimatoprost. Although the precise mechanism of action is unknown, Medicated Lash Enhancer is believed to affect the growth (anagen) phase of the eyelash hair cycle in two ways: first, it increases the length of this phase, and second, it increases the number of hairs in this growth phase.
What is hypotrichosis?
Hypotrichosis is another name for having inadequate or not enough eyelashes.
How does Medicated Lash Enhancer work?
Medicated Lash Enhancer is believed to affect the growth (anagen) phase of the eyelash hair cycle in two ways: first, it increases the length of this phase; and second, it increases the number of hairs in this growth phase. The exact way it works is unknown.
How soon will I see results?
Medicated Lash Enhancer users may start to see longer lashes at 4 weeks, with full growth at 16 weeks. The growth is gradual over time.
What if I forget to apply one night? Or a few nights?
If you miss an application, or a few, don’t try to catch up. Just apply the Medicated Lash Enhancer treatment the next evening and stay on schedule.
How do I maintain my results?
To achieve the full effect of Medicated Lash Enhancer, you will need to use the product daily for 16 weeks. After that point, you can talk to your doctor about ongoing use.
What are the possible side effects of Medicated Lash Enhancer?
The most common side effects after using the Medicated Lash Enhancer solution is: an itching sensation in the eyes and/or eye redness. This was reported in approximately 4% of patients.
What should I do if I get Medicated Lash Enhancer into my eye?
Medicated Lash Enhancer solution is an ophthalmic drug product. If any gets into the eye, it is NOT expected to cause harm. Your eye will not need to be rinsed.