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Latisse logoConsidering Latisse? Plastic Surgeons of Lexington can answer all your questions.

Latisse is the first and only FDA-approved prescription 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. Plastic Surgeons of Lexington has experience with this product and can answer all of your questions and concerns.

Latisse is believed to prolong the active growth phase, however it is important to note that the exact way it works is unknown. The positive effect that Latisse has on the appearance of eyelashes is gradual with the majority of Latisse users seeing a significant improvement by two months.

It is important to note that if you stop using Latisse your eyelashes will most likely return to their previous appearance over several weeks. Latisse may cause eyelid skin darkening which may be reversible. There is also the potential for increased brown iris pigmentation which is likely to be permanent.

You should not use Latisse if:
– You are allergic to any of its ingredients
– You were previously diagnosed with eye pressure problems
– You are currently taking medication for eye pressure problems
– You have a family history or are risk of glaucoma

F.A.Q’s about Latisse
Should I remove my contact lenses before using Latisse?
It is a good idea to remove your contact lenses so that they don’t absorb any of the Latisse solution. You can put them in 15 minutes after application.

What if I forget to apply Latisse?
If you miss a does, do not try to catch up. Just apply at the next scheduled does. We have found it most effective if you make Latisse a part of your bed time routine.

What if Latisse gets in my eyes?
It is not expected to cause any harm. Don’t rinse your eyes.

Can I continue to wear mascara while using Latisse?
Yes, you can use mascar

Can I use cotton swabs or other cosmetic brushes to apply Latisse?
No, Latisse should only be used with its FDA-approved sterile applicators, designed to help patients properly apply the product.

For more information on Latisse and whether or not it is right for you please contact Plastic Surgeons of Lexington for a consultation or to receive more information.

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