Latisse® – Eyelash Growth Serum

Our eyes are one of the first features that others notice and are framed by our eyelashes. There is no doubt that longer, thicker darker eyelashes are a pretty appealing feature. For years the only options were eyelash extensions and mascara.

Now, with a once-daily home application, there’s a way to grow your own natural lashes with Latisse®. 

Latisse® is the first and only FDA-approved eyelash growth serum for women and men with thin or sparse eyelashes.

Although Latisse® is appreciated for enhancing eyelash aesthetics, for some patients the result is deeper and has been used for patients who’ve lost their eyebrows and eyelashes from chemotherapy treatment for cancer.

Latisse®  is the first scientifically proven treatment that allows you to grow your natural lashes, making them longer, fuller and darker in just 16 weeks. It’s medical name is  0.03% bimatoprost ophthalmic solution and  has been approved by the FDA  to treat inadequate eyelashes. Available only as a prescription treatment, it is a popular product and is available at  Jeunesse MedSpa®

Latisse® is designed to work for most patients but treatment results will vary from person to person.

A once daily application  increases your eyelash growth in two ways. 

1. Increased  time each individual eyelash stays in the growth phase (anagen) of the hair cycle

2. Increase in the actual number of lashes grown.

Latisse® is giving your hair follicles all the best nutrients that are needed for optimum lash growth and staying power.

Latisse® was first discovered while trying to find a cure for glaucoma. It was noted that those treated with  Latisse®  had increased lash length, fullness and darkness. Latisse® was developed through years of research by Allergan,the makers of Botox®.

In just a few weeks of regular Latisse® use,  average results achieved:

  • 18%Darker
  • 25% Longer
  • 106% Thicker

Results vary from person to person  and so the growth results can vary from person to person.  Some individuals  first sees results  in as little as 3-4 weeks,  while for others it may take a little longer.  For the full results it takes approximately 16 weeks.  If you discontinue using Latisse® your eyelashes will return to there normal growth phase with-in a few months.

As with any cosmetic procedure or treatment, there are some risks. 

Side effects are few and far between but the most common side effects include:  

  • redness
  • itchiness
  • skin dryness around the area of application.

Rare and uncommon side effects are:

  • darkening of the eyelid skin which can be reversible.
  • increased brown iris pigmentation of the colored part of the eye which is likely to be permanent. This is extremely rare but getting the serum into the eye should always be avoided.This risk has not ever occurred for those using the paint-on product (which is how Latisse® is applied).

Most of the side effects disappear when the product is not in use. In addition, once you stop using the product, your eyelashes will return back to their previous state. The treatment is not permanent.

  • Latisse®  is designed to be used on your upper eyelids and not on the bottom eyelids. You will apply the formula to your upper eyelids for a period of eight to ten weeks, but full results can take as long as 16 weeks.
  • Latisse®  can be used any time of the day or night, but most patients prefer to use it in the morning to prevent the product from rubbing off during sleep.
  • To apply Latisse® to your eyelashes, it is recommended that you place a drop of Latisse®  onto an eyeliner brush and then evenly brush the product across your eyelashes on the upper eyelid. Your eyelid should feel damp, but not be wet.
  • It is important to avoid using too much product, so you should start with a single drop and then add another drop if you believe your eyelids feel too dry. If you do use too much, make sure to wipe up any excess and do not let the formula drip into your eyes.

Application guide

Ideally Latisse®   should be applied while your contact lenses  are out of your eye. Once you’ve applied it, wait 15 minutes before inserting your contact lenses.

Why choose Jeunesse MedSpa® for my eyelash growth?

Latisse® eyelash growth serum is a prescription product and cannot be purchased without a prescription from a physician. Latisse® can be purchased at our clinic after an initial consultation to determine if you would benefit from Latisse®


So if you are over false eyelashes or eyelash extensions and want to grow our own lashes, who better to see than the doctors at Jeunesse MedSpa®, experience you can trust.   

If you are interested in Latisse®, contact us today


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LATISSE® topical solution is not funded on the New Zealand Pharmaceutical Schedule. A pharmacy charge and normal doctor’s visit fees will apply. LATISSE® topical solution is a prescription medicine which contains bimatoprost 300 micrograms per mL. Ask your doctor about the benefits and risks of using LATISSE® topical solution and whether LATISSE® topical solution is right for you. Indications: to improve the length, thickness and darkness of natural eyelashes. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any of the ingredients or any other substances, if you have liver or kidney problems, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, if you are under 18 years, if you are being treated for increased pressure in the eye, if you have any eye conditions, taking any other medicines, or if you wear contact lenses. Side effects: red congested eyes, itching or irritation of eye/s, darkening of the skin around the eye, or the coloured part of the eye, allergic effects on the eye and surrounding eyelid, changes to eyelashes (including temporary or permanent loss of eyelashes and/or breakage of eyelashes), rash to eyelids and surrounding areas. Medicines have benefits and some may have risks. Always read the label and use strictly as directed. If symptoms continue or you have side effects see your healthcare professional. For further information contact Allergan customer service on 0800 659 912.

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