The FDA has approved Latisse® (made by Allergan). It is applied nightly to the base of the eyelashes and it stimulates growth. Eyelashes become longer, thicker and darker. Results can be seen in as little as 8 weeks and full results in 16 weeks. The eyelashes will slowly return to their original state before treatment began if treatment stops.
Latisse® is well tolerated with only about 4% of patients reporting itchiness and redness of the eyes. Less common effects are skin darkening, eye irritation and dryness of the eyes.
Latisse® costs $120 for a kit – about a month’s supply. Second and subsequent kits purchased at the same time cost $99.