Frequently asked questions about Latisse

Woman eyes with long eyelashes and smokey eyes make up.Eyelash extensions have become extremely popular in the field of cosmetics today, but many of these extensions can appear noticeably fake. Instead, patients can thicken, lengthen, and darken their eyelashes with a special medication that eliminates the need for extensions and ensures natural results. This can be achieved with the use of Latisse, available at The Bougainvillea Clinique of Winter Park, FL.

What is Latisse?

Latisse is a prescription medication used to treat hypotrichosis, which is a condition characterized by inadequate hair growth or baldness. Latisse is a clear liquid that is applied to the upper eyelashes once daily, typically at night to ensure it is evenly distributed with the upper and lower lashes. It works by increasing the number of eyelashes and the length of each lash. Latisse may also darken lashes and eyebrows.

What are some common side effects of Latisse?

Some side effects may include:

  • Eye irritation
  • Itching
  • Redness
  • Dryness

How long does it take to see results?

It typically takes four weeks to see results, but some people may experience a delay. As long as patients continue to use Latisse, they can maintain these changes. Stopping Latisse will cause the eyelashes to return to their normal appearance over time.

What are the potential risks associated with using Latisse?

The potential risks associated with using Latisse include:

  • Eye infection – this is the most common risk and can occur if the medication is not used as directed or if contact lenses are worn during treatment; it can cause blurred vision, discharge from the eye, and redness
  • Allergic reaction – this may cause a rash, hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue, and difficulty breathing
  • Increased brown pigmentation of the iris – this is a rare side effect that may occur if Latisse is used for an extended period of time; it is typically reversible when treatment is discontinued

If any of these risks are encountered, consult with your healthcare provider immediately.

How do I learn more about Latisse?

If you live in the area of Winter Park, FL and want to discuss Latisse with a medical professional, it’s time to connect with the Bougainvillea Clinique! Call (407) 678-3116 to request an appointment at 4355 Bear Gully Road with Dr. Walt Sweeney and his team.

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