Understanding How Latisse Works

False eyelashes and mascara are a thing of the past thanks to Latisse! At the Matsuda Dermatology practice, many of our patients request Latisse to make their eyelashes longer, thicker, and darker. If you’ve been dissatisfied with your eyelashes, it’s time you get to know more about this effective eyelash-lengthening treatment!

A Serendipitous Discovery

The discovery of Latisse in making your eyelashes longer and thicker was accidental. It all began with Lumigan, a drug used to treat glaucoma. The doctors were surprised to find that patients using Lumigan enjoyed significant improvement in the appearance of their eyelashes. Although Lumigan and Latisse differ in the way they are applied (the former is an eyedrop, while the latter is applied through a sterile applicator), both contain the same active ingredient.

Full results from Latisse will be seen 16 weeks after the procedure and begin to be noticeable as early as the eighth week.

Side Effects

Like all cosmetic treatments, Latisse has its own risks and side effects.

  • Redness
  • Itchiness
  • Darkening of the skin around the eyelid area
  • Pigmentation spots on the colored portion of the eyes

Patients who have a history of drug allergies and are taking antibiotics or heart disease medications may not be able to use Latisse.

If you’d like to learn more about Latisse and how it can help improve the appearance of your eyelashes, get in touch with us by calling 808-949-7568. Finding the right Latisse provider is important. We look forward to your visit!