How does Latisse® work?
The active ingredient is bimatoprost which has been used by ophthalmologists for the treatment of elevated eye pressure in patients with glaucoma. Doctors noticed that the same patients treated with this medication developed longer, thicker eyelashes. Latisse® is thought to extend the duration of the eyelash growth cycle however the exact mechanism of action is not known.
Administering Latisse® is quite simple. Patients use disposable applicators to apply a drop of Latisse® to the base of their upper eyelashes only each night before bedtime. Results occur gradually over time and can be seen as early as 4 weeks. However full results are seen at 16 weeks. Without continued treatment results will gradually diminish.