INDICATIONS AND USAGE
LATISSE® (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.03% is indicated to treat hypotrichosis of the eyelashes by increasing their growth including length, thickness and darkness.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Ensure the face is clean, makeup and contact lenses are removed. Once nightly, place one drop of LATISSE® on the disposable sterile applicator supplied with the package and apply evenly along the skin of the upper eyelid margin at the base of the eyelashes. The upper lid margin in the area of lash growth should feel lightly moist without runoff. Blot any excess solution runoff outside the upper eyelid margin with a tissue or other absorbent cloth. Dispose of the applicator after one use.
How do I use LATISSE®?
The recommended dosage is one application nightly to the skin of the upper eyelid margin at the base of the eyelashes only. Once nightly, start by ensuring your face is clean, makeup and contact lenses are removed. Remove an applicator from its tray. Then, holding the sterile applicator horizontally, place one drop of LATISSE® on the area of the applicator closest to the tip but not on the tip. Then immediately draw the applicator carefully across the skin of the upper eyelid margin at the base of the eyelashes (where the eyelashes meet the skin) going from the inner part of your lash line to the outer part. Blot any excess solution beyond the eyelid margin. Dispose of the applicator after one use. Repeat for the opposite upper eyelid margin using a new sterile applicator. This helps minimize any potential contamination from one eyelid to another.
DO NOT APPLY in your eye or to the lower lid. ONLY use the sterile applicators supplied with LATISSE® to apply the product. If you miss a dose, don’t try to “catch up.” Just apply LATISSE® solution the next evening. Fifty percent of patients treated with LATISSE® in a clinical study saw significant improvement by 2 months after starting treatment.
If any LATISSE® solution gets into the eye, it is not expected to cause harm. The eye should not be rinsed. Don’t allow the tip of the bottle or applicator to contact surrounding structures, fingers, or any other unintended surface in order to avoid contamination by common bacteria known to cause infections. Contact lenses should be removed prior to application of LATISSE® and may be reinserted 15 minutes following its administration. Use of LATISSE® more than once a day will not increase the growth of eyelashes.
What happens if I stop using LATISSE®
If you stop using LATISSE®, your eyelashes are expected to return to their previous appearance over several weeks to months. Any eyelid skin darkening is expected to reverse after several weeks to months. Any darkening of the colored part of the eye known as the iris is NOT expected to reverse and is likely permanent.
Hypersensitivity is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to bimatoprost or to any of the ingredients.
WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS
Increased iris pigmentation has occurred when bimatoprost solution was administered. Patients should be advised about the potential for increased brown iris pigmentation which is likely to be permanent
Latisse is a FDA approved treatment requiring a Physician or Nurse Practitioner prescription.