Latisse® increases eyelash thickness, darkness, and length through bimatoprost, its active ingredient. Your eyelashes grow thicker and longer by lengthening the lash growth phase.
Most patients describe a remarkable improvement in eyelash appearance between one and two months, with ideal results after four months.
Thirty-two clinical trials over 13 years involved over 5,700 patients. Less than four percent of participants experienced minimal side effects.
With well-documented clinical trials and proven results, the best approach for evaluating the results of Latisse® eyelash enhancement is to try it.
Lengthening the growth phase of the hair development cycle results in thicker, longer lashes. It also stimulates pigment formation in the hair follicles to darken lashes.
You apply Latisse® to the base margin of your upper eyelid once a day using a single-use disposable applicator brush for each eye.
Latisse® is the only prescription eyelash growth enhancement product indicated in Canada that results in natural eyelashes growing darker, thicker, and longer.
Results with Latisse® are noticeable in just eight weeks, with the full effects seen at 16 weeks. Continued use of Latisse® is needed to maintain results. If you discontinue treatment, eyelash prominence will return to pre-treatment levels over a period of several weeks to months.
Latisse® might produce increased brown iris pigmentation, which may be permanent. Therefore, patients should be warned about the potential risks of iris pigmentation when using Latisse®.
Some patients who use Latisse® may notice pigmentation along the upper eyelid margin where it is applied, producing the appearance of eyeliner. This slight coloring may be reversible upon discontinuing use of the Latisse®.
Soft contact lenses may absorb BAK (benzalkonium chloride), which Latisse® contains. You should remove contact lenses prior to applying Latisse®. They may be reinserted 15 minutes after using Latisse®. For all other eye ailments and sensitivities, make sure to talk with an aesthetic specialty Optometrist to determine if you are an ideal candidate for Latisse®.
Because Latisse® is the only prescription eyelash growth product in Canada that promotes the growth of your natural eyelashes, it is impossible to compare it to similar products. Unlike Latisse®, the safety and effectiveness of over-the-counter alternative eyelash enhancement products have yet to be proven in clinical studies.