Everyone wants big, bright, beautiful eyes. However, Eyelash Hypotrichosis is (another name for having inadequate or not enough eyelashes) can make that hard for many women. Hypotrichosis is treated by Dr. Gregory Antoniak for patients in our region.
What is LATISSE?
LATISSE® is the first a solution approved by the FDA and prescribed by our physician to treat hypotrichosis and grow eyelashes makeing them longer, thicker and darker. LATISSE® seems to affect the growth phase of your eyelashes by increasing the duration of this phase and increasing the number of hairs in their growth phase. This enables your lashes can grow longer, thicker and darker.
How do I receive LATISSE® treatments?
You will apply LATISSE® once-a-day yourself each evening to the base of the upper eyelashes. Simply follow the basic guidelines in the product package and your results will come gradually over time. Great results don’t happen over night. They are gradual. We recommend that you take a “Before” photograph of yourself prior to beginning your LATISSE® treatments. Most patients generally begin to see results in about four weeks. Taking additional photographs about every four weeks will help you see the full effect of your eyelash transformation.
What are the possible side effects of LATISSE®?
Some patients have reported that after using LATISSE® solution they experienced an itching sensation in the eyes and/or eye redness. Other cause other less common side effects on the skin close to where LATISSE® is applied include skin darkening, eye irritation, dryness of the eyes, and redness of the eyelids.
Could LATISSE® cause the color of my eyes to change?
Patients using a similar drug, placed directly into the eye, to treat elevated intraocular pressure/glaucoma have experienced a change in the color of their iris pigment. However, patients using LATISSE® have not reported any iris pigment changes. This is most likely because LATISSE® is only 5% of the volume an is applied to the base of the upper eyelashes vs.. when applied directly into the eye. Most of LATISSE® is absorbed by the skin at the upper eyelid margin.