Many people are interested in adding length and volume to their eye lashes, so we offer Latisse.
Latisse is the only clinically proven eyelash enhancement product available in Canada.
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Latisse is very effective, and many people have had excellent results. However, Latisse is a medication, and like any medication, it’s important to ensure that it’s right for you. Our eye doctors will assess your eye health to ensure that you are a good candidate for this product.
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What is Latisse?
Latisse uses an active ingredient called bimatoprost to influence the length of the eyelash growth cycle. It is not a cosmetic treatment in the sense that it cannot be applied and then removed; it is not makeup. When used consistently, Latisse provides quantifiable results that far exceed what any cosmetic product could achieve.
Latisse alters the growth cycle of the eyelash. New lashes undergo a much longer growth cycle, resulting in eyelashes that are longer and thicker than without Latisse. Because Latisse stimulates natural lash production, it can take up to 3 months to see full results.
Pre-existing eyelashes are unaffected by Latisse, as they have already grown to maturity. However, as they fall out naturally, they are replaced by new lashes which have undergone the modified growth cycle. These new lashes will be longer and thicker for the duration of their life.
Latisse is applied topically with an applicator brush directly to the base of the eyelashes.
In order to experience the benefits of Latisse, the patient must apply it daily. Without continuous application, new eyelashes do not undergo the lengthened growth phase.
Although they are rare, there are some side effects associated with the use of Latisse. Much like any other medication, you should ensure you are familiar with the side effects and complications that could arise with regular use before starting treatment. These complications can include:
- Eye irritation and redness
- Lowered intraocular pressure (the active ingredient is also used to treat glaucoma)
- Permanent pigmentation of the skin at the lash line
- Permanent pigmentation of the iris
- Periocular skin pigment changes
Rates of side effects are extremely low, with the most common (eye irritation) occurring in under 4% of clinical trial participants.
Other specialty services offered by our eye doctors in Sidney, BC include: LASIK consultations, specialty eyewear fitting, computer vision consultations and much more.