Latisse Gainesville Fl

Latisse

What is Latisse?

Latisse is a cosmetic product that is manufactured by Allergen, the same company that manufactures Botox. It is used to enhance the growth of eyelashes. Latisse is currently the only FDA-approved medication that may be used to treat individuals with hypotrichosis, the condition that causes a person to have very few eyelashes.

After taking Latisse, patients will notice fuller, longer and thicker eyelashes than before. The product contains an active ingreidient that is known as Bimatoprost, which is known for its ability to improve eyelash growth. Once used to treat certain eye conditions such as glaucoma or unstable ocular pressure, this product has now been proven to be highly effective in enhancing the look and feel of eyelashes.

How to Use Latisse

Latisse should be applied carefully on a clean face that does not have any makeup applied. You should remove contacts before applying the solution. It should be applied once a day for a minimum of eight weeks on the base of the upper eyelashes. Latisse works at a very slow pace and it can take some time for results to be noticeable. If you are unsure about how to apply Latisse, your cosmetic surgeon will be able to explain application instructions, side effects, and address any other concerns that you may have.

Is Latisse Safe to Use?

Research has shown that Latisse is safe to use on the lower lids and the eyebrows, however it is not recommended for use in any area aside from the base of the upper eyelash. There are some side effects associated with Latisse however they are not considered to be severe and most users will agree that the outcome that they receive from using the product greatly outweighs the negative factors. Some users have reported having allergic reactions to the inactive ingredient benzalkonium chloride. Other side effects include itching of the eye, redness, dryness and eye irritation. These results are usually mild and will disappear once the treatment is over.

Where to Find Latisse Gainesville FL Locations

Latisse is available through prescription only and should be provided by a qualified physician who has has an extensive amount of knowledge concerning the product. Dr. Poser's Plastic Surgery Center located in Gainesville offers a wide range of cosmetic products and treatment options that can help you look and feel your very best.

About Dr. John Poser

Latisse is one of the many cosmetic products that can be obtained by visiting Dr. Poser located in Gainesville. Dr. John Poser has 37 years of combined experience in the medical field which includes training in general surgery, experience working in the emergency room, and more than 20 years practicing plastic surgery. Dr. Poser is a 3rd generation physician who has been fully trained plastic surgery and has been certified by the American board of Plastic Surgery. He is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery. Those who would like to learn more about Latisse Gainesville FL locations should contact Dr Poser's facility for more information.

 

LATISSE® (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.03%

Important Information

Indication LATISSE® (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.03% is indicated to treat hypotrichosis of the eyelashes by increasing their growth, including length, thickness, and darkness.

Important Safety Information

Warnings and Precautions: In patients using LUMIGAN® (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) or other prostaglandin analogs for the treatment of elevated intraocular pressure (IOP), the concomitant use of LATISSE® may interfere with the desired reduction in IOP. Patients using prostaglandin analogs including LUMIGAN® for IOP reduction should only use LATISSE® after consulting with their physician and should be monitored for changes to their intraocular pressure.

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.

Bimatoprost has been reported to cause pigment changes (darkening) to periorbital pigmented tissues and eyelashes. The pigmentation is expected to increase as long as bimatoprost is administered, but has been reported to be reversible upon discontinuation of bimatoprost in most patients.

There is the potential for hair growth to occur in areas where LATISSE® solution comes in repeated contact with skin surfaces. Apply LATISSE® only to the skin of the upper eyelid margin at the base of the eyelashes.

LATISSE® solution should be used with caution in patients with active intraocular inflammation (eg, uveitis) because the inflammation may be exacerbated.

Adverse Reactions: The most frequently reported adverse events were eye pruritus, conjunctival hyperemia, skin hyperpigmentation, ocular irritation, dry eye symptoms, and erythema of the eyelid. These events occurred in less than 4% of patients.

Postmarketing Experience: The following reactions have been identified during postmarketing use of LATISSE® in clinical practice: burning sensation (eyelid), erythema periorbital, eye swelling, eyelid irritation, eyelid edema, eyelid pruritus, iris hyperpigmentation, lacrimation increased, madarosis and trichorrhexis (temporary loss of a few eyelashes to loss of sections of eyelashes, and temporary eyelash breakage, respectively), rash (including macular, erythematous, and pruritic limited to the eyelids and periorbital region), skin discoloration (periorbital), and vision blurred.

Use in Specific Populations: Use in pediatric patients below the age of 16 years is not recommended because of potential safety concerns related to increased pigmentation following long-term chronic use.