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Latisse - Uses, Ingredients, Side Effects, Interactions

14 December

Presentation/Quantity

Latisse ophthalmic solution is packaged in a 5ml bottle made of low-density polyethylene. It is supplied with 70 single-use sterile applicators, as well as a product leaflet, which contains essential information such as contraindications, precautions, and special warnings.

Main Benefits

Latisse is commonly used for the treatment of hypotrichosis (i.e. inadequate eyelashes). It stimulates eyelash growth while also enhancing their darkness, length, and thickness. The ophthalmic solution has been approved for use by the FDA.

Ingredients

This ocular solution is formulated with 0.3mg/ml of bimatoprost. In addition, it contains inactive excipients such as sodium phosphate, purified water, hydrochloric acid, sodium chloride, dibasic citric acid and sodium hydroxide.

Ingredient Information

Derived synthetically from cloprostenol, bimatoprost is an amide. It is believed that bimatoprost promotes the growth of lashes by prolonging the anagen phase of hair follicles. While the exact mechanism of action of bimatoprost has not been fully determined, it is also known to have antihypertensive properties, which make it suitable for the treatment of ocular hypertension and open-angle glaucoma.

Hydrochloric acid and sodium hydroxide are used as buffers to maintain the pH of this solution.

Use Instructions

How do I use or apply this product?

It is recommended to use Latisse once every night. Before using the ophthalmic solution, wash the face thoroughly and remove all eye makeup. Put 1 drop of the solution on the applicator. Then, apply it to the upper eyelid margin at the base of the lashes (without touching the lower lashes). After use, tissue off any excess solution and discard used applicators. Do not reuse the applicators to avoid contamination.

If patients miss a dose, they should skip the missed dose and take the next dose on the following night. Never double up on any dose to make up for a missed dose.

When should I use this product?

Latisse may be used in patients with insufficient eyelashes. You may prescribe this ophthalmic solution for patients whose lashes lack length, density, or thickness.

What areas can I treat with this product?

Latisse is specially designed to treat eyelashes that lack darkness, length, and thickness. Latisse should be applied to the base of the upper lashes. Patients should not apply the ophthalmic solution directly into the eye, or to the lower eyelid.

How long does the product last?

For longer-lasting results, apply the ophthalmic solution regularly. The effects of Latisse are not permanent. Once discontinued, the growth of lashes will return to its original rate. Be aware that using extra doses of Latisse will not further increase eyelash growth. 

How long does the treatment take?

With a slow onset of action, Latisse will only show noticeable effects 2 months after the commencement of treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I order this product for my medical spa?

Shop for Latisse from Medical Spa RX.  You may place your order online or by email. You can also purchase our products by fax or phone. Most major credit cards (including Visa, American Express and MasterCard) are accepted here. If you need help placing an order, our dedicated customer service team is ready to assist you.

Why should I order this product?

Medical Spa RX offers high-quality, genuine aesthetic medical supplies at affordable prices. As an authorized retailer for a variety of brands, we unconditionally guarantee the authenticity of all our products. We also honor price matching for eligible orders, allowing you to enjoy further savings. Plus, enjoy free worldwide shipping when you spend over $800.

Who would be interested in buying this treatment at my medical spa?

Latisse is ideal for patients who suffer from inadequate lashes (or hypotrichosis). Infused with potent active ingredients that promote eyelash growth, this formulation is suitable for patients who desire longer, thicker lashes.

Latisse is not suitable for patients with known allergies to bimatoprost or any other inactive ingredients. Please note that Latisse may reduce the efficacy of pressure-reducing glaucoma drugs. Patience using both Latisse and medications of this type should be monitored for changes to their intraocular pressure.

What side effects can this product cause?

Some of the most common side effects of Latisse are redness and itching in the eyes. Less commonly, this ophthalmic solution could cause ocular irritation, redness of the eyelids, skin darkening, and eye dryness. Adverse effects that require immediate medical attention include eye trauma/infection, ocular reactions (e.g. eyelid reactions or conjunctivitis), and sudden decreased visual acuity. Be aware that Latisse may cause permanent pigmentation of the iris.

If hypersensitivity occurs, patients should seek urgent medical attention. Symptoms of allergic reaction include swelling of the mouth and throat, difficulty breathing, and hives.

This is not a full list of all possible side effects with Latisse use. Some patients may experience side effects other than the ones listed here. For more information, please consult the included product pamphlet.

 

References

  1. FULL PRESCRIBING INFORMATION: CONTENTS https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2014/022369s008s010lbl.pdf
  2. FULL PRESCRIBING INFORMATION: CONTENTS https://www.allergan.com/assets/pdf/latisse_pi.pdf
  3. Bimatoprost (Into the eye) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMHT0009292/?report=details
  4. Bimatoprost https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/5311027#section=InChI-Key
  5. FAQ https://www.medicalsparx.com/faq.html

Disclaimer: The contents of this article are for informational purposes only and must not be considered as medical advice. We, MedicalSparx.com do not agree, endorse, or approve opinions expressed by authors of our medical community. Articles are not reviewed for accuracy by MedicalSparx.com. You should always consult your doctor when seeking medical advice.

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