The Santa Monica Laser and Skincare Center is proud to make available to our patients Latisse, a new prescription treatment for growing longer, thicker, and darker eyelashes. Latisse is the first and only FDA approved treatment for people with inadequate or insufficient eyelashes. Its use has been clinically demonstrated to result in longer and more luxurious eyelashes.


Latisse is believed to work by extending the length of time that eyelash hairs stay in the growth phase and by increasing the number of eyelash hairs that are in the growth phase. This means that as your existing eyelash hairs are replaced with new eyelash hairs, the new hairs will be thicker, darker, and longer. However, Latisse will not affect the appearance of your existing eyelash hairs. (You may continue to use mascara in addition to Latisse solution until your new thicker and more luxurious eyelashes grow out.)


Visible improvement in the appearance of the eyelashes will occur gradually. In the clinical trial leading to FDA approval, the majority of Latisse users saw a significant improvement within two months, with the optimum improvement occurring after four months of use.


Using Latisse is quite easy. Each night, after removing make-up, taking out any contact lenses, and washing your face, simply place one drop of Latisse solution on the enclosed sterile applicator. Then draw the applicator carefully across the skin of the upper eyelid where the eyelashes meet the skin. Pass the applicator from the inner part of your lash line to the outer part, then blot any excess solution beyond the eyelid margin. Repeat for the opposite side. Use one sterile applicator for each eye. Each Latisse kit includes 60 sterile applicators, enough to last for one month. Latisse should not be applied to the lower eyelid or to the eye itself.


The Latisse website ( has additional information about Latisse, including before and after photographs and a demonstration of the technique of applying Latisse.


Any of our patients who would like to try Latisse in order to grow more luxurious eyelashes are invited to call 310-829-9396 for an appointment. Because we are so excited about this new treatment we are happy to make available to our patients the following special offer.