The eyes are the window to the soul, right?! They are often the first thing noticed when looking at someone, and they draw you in and keep you locked in when you’re having a conversation. You can have a beautiful eye color, but if the surroundings are hardly noticeable, then the eyes may not even stand out as much as they could. Women (and some men) dream of long, thick, dark eyelashes that accentuate their eyes and draw people in. SoCal Cool Body offers LATISSE® for lengthening and strengthening the eyelashes to provide you with the results you desire. 

LATISSE® Eyelash Serum

LATISSE® is a prescription medication that is applied to the lash line to promote growth. It is a clinically proven technique that makes eyelashes longer, thicker, and darker. LATISSE® got its start from a medication called Lumigan that treated glaucoma. The eyelash growth was an unexpected side effect of Lumigan, which led to the creation of LATISSE®. LATISSE® is the only eyelash growth serum approved by the FDA. 

When to Use LATISSE®

Patients are encouraged to apply LATISSE® in the evening before bed. This gives the serum optimal time to settle into the skin without being disturbed. However, if the morning is more convenient for you and your lifestyle, then that is fine. Just be sure to apply the serum onto a clean face and wait 15 to 20 minutes before putting on any lotions or makeup.

Safety Tips to Follow

It is very important that you follow all instructions provided with the medication, but these simple steps will help you when applying your LATISSE® serum.

  • Wash your hands thoroughly
  • Use a sterile applicator
  • Only use LATISSE® for whom it is intended
  • Remove contact lenses before use, and wait 30 minutes before putting them back in.

Side Effects

Though very rare, some side effects that may be experienced include:

  • Redness and itching of eyes
  • Dry eyes
  • Darkening of skin and hair growth on other areas of eyelids, which is reversible
  • Increased pigmentation of the eyes leading to darkened eyelids.

LATISSE® Results

It may take up to two months to notice any improvement in the length and thickness of your eyelashes. If you use LATISSE® intermittently, then it may take longer to show any results. As long as you continue to use LATISSE®, you will see noticeable results. If LATISSE® is stopped, then your lashes will eventually return to their normal state. Continued used of LATISSE® will provide you with the lashes of your dreams and will highlight your gorgeous eyes!

A prescription for LATISSE® can only be given by a professional. If you are under 18 years old, pregnant, or breastfeeding, then you should not use this product.



Patrick Moore MD, FACS

Patrick Moore, MD, FACS started his premedical education at the University of Notre Dame, graduating with a B.S. in Chemistry. In 1990, he received his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia. He completed a 5 year residency in General Surgery.

Dr. Moore currently resides in Temecula, CA. Here, he enjoys spending time with his lovely wife, Lauren and their 3 children. When Dr. Moore has free time, he is guaranteed to be spending time with his family. Together, they like to adventure outdoors, layout by the pool and go to the movies.