Allergan 's LATISSE®

Boost Your Client’s Confidence with Allergan ‘s LATISSE®: The Revolutionary Eyelash Treatment

May 21, 2024

In the world of aesthetic treatments, Allergan’s LATISSE® stands out as a groundbreaking treatment for increasing eyelash growth. LATISSE® is an FDA-approved prescription medicine for hypotrichosis or a lack of lashes. The primary ingredient, bimatoprost, in this ophthalmic solution, has been clinically demonstrated to stimulate the growth phase of eyelashes.

LATISSE works by lengthening the anagen (growth) phase of the eyelash hair cycle, resulting in longer, thicker, and darker eyelashes over time. This treatment is especially effective for customers with sparse or short eyelashes, as it significantly improves their overall appearance and confidence. 

Understanding the benefits and mechanisms of LATISSE can help you better serve your clients as a healthcare professional. By incorporating LATISSE into your practice, you can offer a scientifically backed solution that delivers noticeable results, enhancing your client’s satisfaction and loyalty.

Understanding LATISSE®

What is LATISSE®?

LATISSE® is a prescription treatment designed to improve eyelash growth for people with inadequate or insufficient lashes. LATISSE® by Allergan is the first and only FDA-approved product that effectively increases the length, thickness, and blackness of eyelashes. The main ingredient is bimatoprost ophthalmic solution, which has been extensively evaluated and shown to induce considerable eyelash growth.

LATISSE® is a prescription medicine that requires professional supervision to ensure its safe and effective usage. It is usually recommended for people with hypotrichosis, a disorder marked by inadequate eyelash growth. LATISSE® improves eyelash appearance by lengthening the growth phase of the eyelash hair cycle. 

The Science Behind LATISSE®

The efficacy of LATISSE® lies in its active ingredient, bimatoprost ophthalmic solution. Bimatoprost is a prostaglandin analog that was initially used in treatments for eye pressure problems, such as glaucoma. During clinical trials, researchers observed a surprising side effect: patients experienced significant eyelash growth. This discovery led to the development of LATISSE® as an eyelash growth treatment.

Bimatoprost extends the anagen phase (growth phase) of the eyelash hair cycle. This prolongation allows eyelashes to grow longer, thicker, and darker. The exact mechanism involves increasing the number of hairs in the growth phase and extending the duration of this phase. As a result, users of LATISSE® can see noticeable improvements in their eyelashes within 16 weeks of consistent application.

For professionals in the aesthetics and medical fields, understanding the science behind LATISSE® enables you to confidently recommend and prescribe this treatment to clients seeking enhanced eyelash growth. The bimatoprost ophthalmic solution’s proven results and safety profile make LATISSE® a valuable addition to any aesthetic practice.

Benefits of Using LATISSE®

Efficacy and Results

LATISSE® has remarkable efficacy in enhancing eyelash growth, providing visible results within a structured treatment plan. Clinical studies have demonstrated that users typically see significant improvements in their lashes over a period of 16 weeks. During this time, LATISSE promotes the growth phase of the eyelash hair cycle, resulting in longer, thicker, and darker lashes.

The typical treatment regimen involves applying LATISSE® once nightly to the base of the upper eyelashes. By consistently following this routine, patients can observe gradual changes, with full results usually achieved by the end of the 16-week period. It’s important to communicate to clients that results may vary based on individual responses to the treatment, but most users experience noticeable lash enhancement within the prescribed time frame.

Boosting Client Confidence

Using Latisse to enhance eyelash length, thickness, and darkness can significantly boost clients’ self-esteem and confidence. The noticeable improvement in their appearance often leads to a more positive self-image and increased self-worth. 

As clients see their eyelashes grow longer and fuller, they develop a healthier self-perception. This makes them feel more attractive and confident. Compliments and positive feedback from others can further validate their enhanced look, reinforcing their confidence in social settings. Additionally, with naturally beautiful eyelashes, clients may rely less on makeup. This simplifies their beauty routine and fosters a sense of natural beauty and authenticity.

Latisse also plays a role in shaping beauty standards by emphasizing natural enhancements over artificial solutions. This aligns with the trend of embracing and improving natural features, promoting healthier and more realistic beauty ideals. By providing a means to naturally enhance their eyelashes, Latisse empowers clients to take control of their appearance. This leads to a sense of empowerment and proactive self-care. This empowerment extends beyond physical appearance, positively impacting their lives

Application Process

How to Use LATISSE®

Applying LATISSE® correctly is essential for achieving the desired results in eyelash growth. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to use LATISSE®:

  1. Preparation:

    • Ensure your face is clean and free from makeup.
    • Remove contact lenses if you wear them.
  2. Application:

    • Step 1: Open the LATISSE® bottle and place one drop of the bimatoprost ophthalmic solution onto the provided sterile applicator.
    • Step 2: Carefully apply the solution to the base of the upper eyelid, spreading it evenly across the lash line. Avoid applying the solution to the lower eyelid.
    • Step 3: Use a clean tissue to blot any excess solution beyond the eyelid.
    • Step 4: Discard the applicator after a single use and repeat the process for the other eye with a new applicator.
  3. Post-Application:

    • Do not rinse your eyes.
    • Avoid getting the ophthalmic solution in your eye. If it occurs, do not rinse your eyes.
    • Replace contact lenses after 15 minutes.

Important Considerations

LATISSE® is a prescription product, and patients must obtain it through a healthcare provider. Here are some key considerations:

  • Prescription Requirement:

LATISSE® is not an over-the-counter product. A prescription is necessary to ensure its correct and safe use. Healthcare providers will assess whether LATISSE® is suitable for the patient, considering any potential contraindications.

  • Role of Healthcare Providers:

Healthcare providers play a crucial role in guiding patients on the proper use of LATISSE®.They can provide instructions on the application process, monitor progress, and address any side effects or concerns.

  • Potential Side Effects:

Some users may experience mild side effects such as itching or redness of the eyelids. It is important to report any adverse effects to a healthcare provider, especially if there are significant changes, such as eyelid skin darkening or hair growth outside the treatment area.

By following these guidelines and under the supervision of a healthcare provider, patients can use LATISSE® effectively to achieve their desired eyelash growth results.

Addressing Hypotrichosis

What is Hypotrichosis?

Hypotrichosis is a condition characterized by the presence of less than the normal amount of hair. It can affect any hair-bearing area of the body, but it is particularly noticeable and often distressing when it involves the eyebrows and eyelashes. This condition can be congenital, meaning individuals are born with it, or it can develop later in life due to various factors such as trauma, medical treatments, or underlying health issues.

Hypotrichosis of the eyelashes, also known as eyelash hypotrichosis, involves having inadequate or insufficient eyelashes. This can not only affect the aesthetic appeal but also pose functional issues. Eyelashes serve to protect the eyes from debris and foreign particles. Reduced eyelashes can compromise this protective barrier, potentially leading to eye irritation and infections.

LATISSE® as a Solution for Hypotrichosis

For those affected by eyelash hypotrichosis, treatments like Latisse (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) have effectively promoted eyelash growth, improving the appearance and eye protection and enhancing overall quality of life.

Patients using LATISSE® can expect noticeable improvements in their eyelashes within 16 weeks, although individual results may vary. It is important to note that LATISSE® is a prescription product and should be used under doctor care to ensure safety and efficacy.

Important Considerations

While LATISSE® is highly effective, it is essential to be aware of potential side effects and considerations:

Prescription Products for Eye Pressure Problems:

  • LATISSE® was initially discovered as a side effect of bimatoprost, which is used in prescription products for eye pressure problems such as glaucoma.

Possible Side Effects:

  • May Cause Brown Darkening: LATISSE® may cause brown darkening of the colored part of the eye, which is likely permanent.
  • Eyelid Skin Darkening: Users may experience eyelid skin darkening, which may be reversible.
  • Hair Growth Outside the Treatment Area: Hair may grow outside the treatment area if LATISSE® comes into contact with other skin areas.
  • Gradual Return to Previous Appearance: If treatment with LATISSE® is discontinued, lashes will gradually return to their previous appearance.
  • Consult Your Doctor: Always consult your doctor before starting LATISSE® to ensure you are not allergic to one of its ingredients and to discuss any potential risks.
  • Individual Results: Individual results may vary. Clinically, LATISSE® has shown significant efficacy, but it is important to set realistic expectations and follow the prescribed treatment regimen.

By addressing hypotrichosis with LATISSE®, patients can achieve fuller, healthier lashes, improving their appearance and confidence.

Pipeline Medical: Your Source for Competitive LATISSE® Pricing

Pipeline Medical is a premier single-source medical supply provider. It serves non-acute customers by acting as a Group Purchasing Organization (GPO), Distributor, and Material Manager. This unique approach allows Pipeline Medical to offer significant time and money savings for your practice.

Exclusive Pricing through the Allergan Program

Pipeline Medical’s exclusive partnership with Allergan enables practices to access the same competitive pricing for LATISSE® as a $500,000 practice buying directly from Allergan. This program is designed to provide elite pricing, ensuring your practice can offer LATISSE® at a competitive rate while maintaining healthy profit margins.

Benefits of Partnering with Pipeline Medical

  • Significant Cost Savings:
    By leveraging Pipeline Medical’s buying power, your practice can achieve substantial cost savings on LATISSE® and other Allergan products. This translates to better pricing for your clients and increased profitability for your practice.
  • Streamlined Procurement:
    As a GPO, distributor, and material manager, Pipeline Medical simplifies the procurement process, reducing the administrative burden on your practice. This allows you to focus more on patient care and less on logistics.
  • Instant Access to Elite Pricing:
    With Pipeline Medical’s Allergan program, you can instantly transform your practice’s access to top-tier pricing. This competitive edge ensures that your practice remains at the forefront of the market, offering high-demand products like LATISSE® at the best possible prices.

Why Choose Pipeline Medical?

Partnering with Pipeline Medical means more than just cost savings. It’s about enhancing your practice’s efficiency, ensuring reliable supply chains, and providing your clients with premium products at competitive prices. By choosing Pipeline Medical, you gain a trusted partner dedicated to supporting your practice’s growth and success.

Partner with Pipeline Medical to transform your practice’s procurement process and access to LATISSE® today. Enjoy significant savings, streamlined operations, and elite pricing, all designed to elevate your practice and enhance client satisfaction.


LATISSE® is a groundbreaking prescription treatment that can significantly enhance the appearance of eyelashes, boosting client confidence and satisfaction. By prolonging the active growth phase of the lash hair cycle, LATISSE® helps clients achieve longer, thicker, and darker lashes. This improvement in eyelash appearance can profoundly impact a client’s self-esteem and overall sense of well-being.

For aesthetic practitioners, incorporating LATISSE® into your services offers a clinically proven solution for clients with inadequate lashes. As the first FDA-approved prescription product for treating hypotrichosis of the eyelashes, LATISSE® stands out for its effectiveness and safety profile. By offering LATISSE®, you can provide a valuable service that enhances your client’s natural beauty and boosts their confidence.

Additionally, partnering with Pipeline Medical for your LATISSE® procurement ensures you receive competitive pricing and reliable supply chains. Pipeline Medical, a trusted provider of all Allergan products, offers exclusive pricing through its Allergan program, allowing your practice to access elite pricing typically reserved for high-volume buyers. This partnership saves your practice time and money and ensures you have consistent access to high-demand products like LATISSE®.

Incorporate LATISSE® into your aesthetic services today and experience the benefits of offering a top-tier eyelash enhancement solution. With LATISSE®, you can help your clients achieve their desired beautiful, confident appearance.

FAQs and Common Concerns

Q1. What is LATISSE®, and what makes it unique?

LATISSE® is the first FDA-approved prescription treatment specifically designed to treat hypotrichosis of the eyelashes. Developed by Allergan Aesthetics, it is clinically proven to enhance eyelashes by increasing their growth.

Q2. How does LATISSE® work?

LATISSE® works by prolonging the active eyelash growth phase, which increases the number of hairs in this growth phase. This results in longer, thicker, and darker eyelashes.

Q3. How do I use LATISSE® correctly?

To use LATISSE®, first remove your makeup and contact lenses. Apply one drop of LATISSE® to the provided applicator and carefully brush it along the skin at the base of the upper lashes, going from the inner part of the lash line to the outer part.

Q4. Do I need a prescription to use LATISSE®?

Yes, LATISSE® is the first prescription product to treat inadequate lashes. You must consult with a healthcare provider to obtain a prescription and ensure it is safe for you to use.

Q5. How soon can I expect to see results with LATISSE®?

Eyelash growth is expected to return gradually, with noticeable results typically appearing darker at 16 weeks. Individual results may vary, but most users see significant improvements within this period.

Q6. Are there any side effects of using LATISSE®?

Potential side effects include itching or redness of the eyelids, darkening of the eyelid skin, and, in rare cases, darkening of the colored part of the eye. If the solution gets into the eye, it may cause discomfort. Consult your doctor if you experience any adverse effects.

Q7. What precautions should I take while using LATISSE®?

Ensure that the tip of the bottle or applicator does not touch any surfaces to avoid contamination by common bacteria known to cause infections. If you wear contact lenses, they should be removed before application and may be reinserted 15 minutes after application.

Q8. Can I use LATISSE® if I am allergic to its ingredients?

Do not use LATISSE® if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. If you experience an allergic reaction, patients should receive prompt medical attention.

Q9. How can Pipeline Medical help with LATISSE® procurement?

Pipeline Medical offers competitive pricing for LATISSE® through its exclusive Allergan program. This program allows practices to access the same pricing as a $500,000 practice buying directly from Allergan, ensuring significant cost savings and reliable supply chains.

Q10. Why should I choose Pipeline Medical for my LATISSE® needs?

Partnering with Pipeline Medical streamlines the procurement process by acting as a GPO, Distributor, and Material Manager. This provides your practice with significant time and money savings, as well as instant access to elite pricing for LATISSE® and other Allergan products.

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May 21, 2024