LATISSE® solution is a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis used to grow eyelashes, making them longer, thicker and darker. (Eyelash hypotrichosis is another name for having inadequate or not enough eyelashes.)
***A little known fact: The active ingredient in Latisse (Bimatoprost Ophthalmic Solution), has long been used as an effective treatment for glaucoma - with the added side effect of increased eyelash growth! ***
As a glaucoma specialist, Dr. Huang has extensive experience in the use of this medication and can carefully monitor your ophthalmic health to ensure that you experience only the benefits it has to offer. Latisse is a prescription medication and does have potential side effects if not properly monitored. Some of these side effects can be permanent and include changes in the color of your eye (especially for individuals with light colored eyes) and darkening of the skin around the eye. Visit Latisse.com or call our office for more information.
If you are using prescription products for lowering eye pressure or have a history of eye pressure problems, only use LATISSE® under close doctor supervision. May cause eyelid skin darkening which may be reversible, and there is potential for increased brown iris pigmentation which is likely to be permanent. There is a potential for hair growth to occur in areas where LATISSE® solution comes in repeated contact with skin surfaces. If you develop or experience any eye problems or have eye surgery, consult your doctor immediately about continued use of LATISSE®. The most common side effects after using LATISSE® solution are an itching sensation in the eyes and/or eye redness.