May 19, 2014
David Morrow MD Guest Sun Protection Expert on KMIR
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Latisse®?
Latisse® solution is a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis to grow eyelashes, making them longer, thicker and darker. Eyelash hypotrichosis is another name for having inadequate or not enough eyelashes.
How do I use Latisse®?
Latisse® is an easy, convenient at-home treatment program. Just clean your face, remove eye makeup, and apply Latisse® to the base of your upper eyelashes with one of the applicator brushes provided in your Latisse® kit. The disposable applicators are to be used one time each (one per eye), then discarded.
How does Latisse® work?
Latisse® is believed to affect the growth (anagen) phase of the eyelash hair cycle in 2 ways: 1) It increases the length of this phase; and 2) it increases the number of hairs in this growth phase. The exact way it works is unknown.
How fast does Latisse® work?
The effect of Latisse® solution is gradual. In the clinical trial, the majority of Latisse® users saw significant improvement in 2 months. Patients at The Morrow Institute have seen enhanced eyelash growth in as little at two weeks.
Is Latisse® safe?
Latisse® is the only FDA-approved treatment used to grow eyelashes. The clinical trial demonstrated Latisse® to be safe and effective. But Latisse® may only be prescribed by a physician or eye care specialist who can determine if Latisse® is safe for you.
Where can I purchase Latisse®?
Latisse® may be purchased at The Morrow Institute in Rancho Mirage but only with a prescription. You do not have to go to the pharmacy. The easiest way to obtain a prescription for Latisse® is to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our physician specialists by calling 760 202 2770.
How can I get a prescription for Latisse® at The Morrow Institute?
First, you will be seen by one of our physician specialists to make sure that Latisse® is right for you. If Latisse® is safe and appropriate for you, you will be given a prescription and may purchase the Latisse® package from our Morrow Institute staff, at the time of your appointment. You do not have to go to the pharmacy.
How much does a consultation for Latisse® cost?
Currently, The Morrow Institute offers COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATIONS for Latisse®.
Do I need to see an eye specialist to obtain a prescription for Latisse?®
Any licensed physician may give you a prescription for Latisse®. However, as in any aspect of medicine, seeing a specialist can offer you greater confidence that you are receiving the right medicine or treatment. At The Morrow Institute, all of our physician specialists have extensive experience with Latisse®. However, if you have any special concerns about your vision or have experienced prior eye or eyelid problems/surgeries you are best served by making an appointment to see The Morrow Institute’s ophthalmic plastic surgeon. Complimentary consultations can be arranged by calling 760 202 2770.