Country Hills Eye Center in Ogden, UT not only provides quality vision care to keep your eyes healthy, but we also provide cosmetic services to keep your confidence at its highest. Among the many options available, we are proud to offer Latisse.

What is Latisse?

Latisse is a treatment that helps you get lashes that are stronger, healthier, and longer. The treatment involves a serum that is applied at the root of the eyelashes and is available right in our Ogden, UT office. It is commonly used for a condition called hypotrichosis, which is a condition that leads to poor eyelash growth. Patients who have used Latisse report improved lashes within a handful of weeks, but you may be wondering – is it safe?

Latisse is the only FDA-approved lash growing serum

The short story is – yes, Latisse is safe for most people. As the only lash treatment that is FDA approved, Latisse is available by prescription only. Due to this, our doctors will be able to evaluate and make sure you are a good candidate for this particular treatment. Patients who might not be a good candidate include those who are suffering from an eye infection, those at risk for macular edema, those pregnant or breastfeeding, and those with severe eye allergies. If you don’t check those boxes, you should try Latisse!

What are the side effects?

As with most things, there are of course some potential side effects. Although most people have no issues, it is important to be educated before making the best decision for yourself. The following side effects are a possibility:

  • Redness or itching
  • Dry eyes
  • Darkening of eyelid skin
  • A very rare side effect: Those with green eyes taking medication for glaucoma have a risk of their eye coloring darkening. This is not common.

Grow your lashes and confidence at your Ogden UT vision center

If you decide that the (slight) risks are worth the reward, Latisse is a fantastic, safe, and FDA-approved option for growing and strengthening your natural lashes. Application is simple – just apply the serum daily along your upper lash line. A few weeks after you begin, you will start to notice a difference, and improvements will continue as you continue to use the medication.

If you are ready to begin your journey to longer lashes, schedule an appointment with Country Hills Eye Center, or contact us at 1-888-393-2687 for more information.