How does LATISSE™ work?
LATISSE™ works by affecting the growth of eyelash hairs by increasing the length as well as the number of hairs in the growth cycle.
LATISSETM is believed to affect the growth (anagen) phase of the eyelash hair cycle in 2 ways: first, it increases the length of this phase; and second, it increases the number of hairs in this growth phase.
Eyelash growth is a known side effect of Lumigan, a drug used in the treatment of glaucoma. LATISSE™ contains bimatoprost, the active ingredient in Lumigan. Lumigan and LATISSE™ are used differently, however. Lumigan drops are applied to the eyes, and LATISSE™ is dabbed along the lash line on the upper eyelids.
LATISSE™ is the only solution approved by the FDA for lash growth. Regular application of the product has been shown to result in the growth of thicker, fuller lashes, as well as an increased number of lashes, along the upper eyelid.