Latisse Specialist

Cosmetic Laser Center of Irvine

Laser Aesthetics & Medical Spa located in Irvine, CA

If you have thin, sparse lashes, Latisse® offers an FDA-approved solution to promote the cosmetic growth of eyelashes. Dr. Morris Ahdoot at Cosmetic Laser Center of Irvine provides this unique treatment to women living in and around Irvine, California. To find out more about the Latisse lash-boosting treatment, call the office or book an appointment online.

Latisse Q & A

What causes thinning lashes?

Routine exposure to the environment, makeup, and aging can lead to thinning lashes. Underlying medical issues such as thyroid concerns can also be the cause.

How does Latisse work?

Latisse treats poor eyelash growth by enhancing the existing eyelashes’ length, thickness, and darkness. Latisse contains an active ingredient, bimatoprost ophthalmic solution, that is proven to enhance lash growth and density.

You apply Latisse once every evening for 16 weeks to make your lashes on average 25% longer, 106% thicker, and 18% darker. Latisse doesn’t cause new lashes to grow.

How effective is Latisse?

Clinical studies have shown that Latisse is effective in boosting lash growth and health. One study demonstrated that 78% of participants using Latisse reported a significant increase in length, fullness, and darkness by week 16.

You may experience lash overgrowth while using Latisse. If this occurs, contact Dr. Ahdoot so he can adjust your dosage to fewer applications per week.

How long should I use Latisse?

Each Latisse prescription lasts for 30 days, and there’s no recommended time when you’re supposed to stop. During your appointment, Dr. Ahdoot recommends a length of treatment that’s right for you.

You experience optimal effects of Latisse at about four months. Improvements start to show after around eight weeks of application.

If you stop using Latisse, your lashes return to normal during your next eyelash growth cycle. The typical growth cycle for an eyelash is one to two months.

How do I apply Latisse?

You apply Latisse each evening and only to the top lashes. Then, as you blink naturally, just enough product is distributed to your lower lashes. You should always use the provided Latisse applicator rather than another wand because this specialized tool delivers the appropriate amount of medication with each swipe.

Can I use Latisse if I wear contacts?

You should discuss with Dr. Adhoot whether you can wear contacts while using Latisse. You’ll probably have to remove your contact lenses before using Latisse. You can reinsert them 15 minutes following application.

If you have an active eye infection or broken skin on your eyelid, you cannot use Latisse.

You can enhance your thinning lashes with help from a qualified professional. Call Cosmetic Laser Center of Irvine or book an appointment online to find out more about the possibility of enjoying dramatic results with Latisse.