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Sunnyvale Dermatology

603 S. Knickerbocker Dr.

Sunnyvale,  CA   94087

(408) 736-0441

Diseases and Surgery of the Skin

Cosmetic Dermatology

Dr. Bernard Recht


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What is LATISSE?

LATISSE solution is a prescription (bimatoprost, 0.03% solution) 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.

How does it work?

LATISSE is believed to prolong the anagen phase (active growing phase). The exact way it works is unknown.

How soon will I see results?

The onset of effect with LATISSE solution is gradual.  In the clinical trial, the majority of LATISSE users saw significant improvement by 2 months.

How is LATISSE different from other products?

Only LATISSE has been approved by the FDA as a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis used to grow eyelashes.

Who should not use LATISSE?

You should not use Latisse if you are allergic to one of its ingredients.  Also tell your doctor if:

       O - you have been previously diagnosed with eye pressure problems

       O - you are currently taking medication for eye pressure problems

       O - you have a risk factor for glaucoma

What are possible side effects of LATISSE?

The most common side effects after using LATISSE are itching or eye redness (only 5%). Less common side effects typically occur on the skin close to where LATISSE is applied, or in the eyes, including skin darkening, eye irritation, dryness, or redness of the eyelids