FAQ at HappyClinic Boulder
What is Boulder LATISSE® (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.03%?
Boulder LATISSE® solution is a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis (inadequate or not enough eyelashes) used to grow eyelashes, making them longer, thicker and darker.
How was Boulder LATISSE® discovered?
It's a story of how one great product led to another. In 2001, Allergan developed a medicated eye drop used to treat ocular hypertension. Then, a side effect was discovered patients began growing longer, fuller and darker lashes. This led Allergan to study the active ingredient in this other product, and after a clinical trial, LATISSE® was born, earning its FDA approval in December 2008.
How does Boulder LATISSE® work?
LATISSE® is believed to affect the growth (anagen) phase of the eyelash hair cycle in two ways: first, it increases the length of this phase; and second, it increases the number of hairs in this growth phase. The exact way it works is unknown.
How soon will I see results of Boulder Latisse?
LATISSE® users may start to see longer lashes at 4 weeks, with full growth at 16 weeks. The growth is gradual over time.
How do I apply Boulder LATISSE®?
Boulder LATISSE® solution is a once-a-day treatment you apply yourself each evening to the base of the upper eyelashes. DO NOT APPLY in your eye or to the lower lid, because excess hair growth outside the treatment area may occur. See the full instructions in How to Apply, and apply as instructed by your doctor. What if I forget to apply one night? Or a few nights? If you miss an application, or a few, don't try to catch up. Just apply the LATISSE® treatment the next evening and stay on schedule.
Could Boulder LATISSE® cause the color of my eyes to change?
Increased brown iris pigmentation has occurred when the same formulation of bimatoprost ophthalmic solution was instilled directly into the eye to treat elevated intraocular pressure. Although iris pigmentation was not reported in clinical studies with LATISSE®, patients should be advised about the potential for increased brown iris pigmentation which is likely permanent. In other words, the formulation can change the eye color in a very small percentage of patients (1-2%) if it is put directly into the eye, but has not shown to change eye color if it is brushed on the roots of the eye lashes.
What are the possible side effects of Boulder LATISSE®?
The most common side effects after using LATISSE® solution are an itching sensation in the eyes and/or eye redness. This was reported in approximately 4% of patients. LATISSE® solution may cause other less common side effects which typically occur on the skin close to where LATISSE® is applied, or in the eyes. These include skin darkening, eye irritation, dryness of the eyes, and redness of the eyelids. If you develop a new ocular condition (e.g., trauma or infection), experience a sudden decrease in visual acuity, have ocular surgery, or develop any ocular reactions, particularly conjunctivitis and eyelid reactions, you should immediately seek your physician's advice concerning the continued use of LATISSE® solution.
Do I need to refill my Boulder LATISSE® prescription every month?
To achieve the full effect of LATISSE® longer, fuller, darker lashes you will need to use the product daily for 16 weeks. After that point, you should talk to your doctor about ongoing use.
How do I purchase Latisse at Happy Clinic?
First make an appointment with Happy Clinic Boulder by calling or just click on the Book Now button at the bottom of the page and you may book your appointment online at Happy Clinic Boulder. When you arrive at Happy Clinic Boulder, you will need to fill out our patient information form and questionaire. Dr. Phil Nguyen will review your form and then meet with you for a short consultation. Subsequent purchases of Latisse will be even faster, as Happy Clinic Boulder only requires you to follow-up with Dr. Phil Nguyen every 6 months.
I see Latisse sold at my salon. Is this legal?
Latisse is a prescription regulated by the FDA. It cannot be bought without a physician's prescription or seeing a physician first. To protect the public, you should report anyone selling Latisse over the counter to the Colorado Medical Board at 303-894-7690.