Tired of short lashes or having to wear extensions? Wait no longer….
LATISSE® is a topical prescription product that grows your eyelashes longer, fuller and darker. Not everyone likes the look of lash extensions, or the ongoing appointments necessary to maintain them. Latisse gives you a more subtle result than extensions but the lashes are all your own, and you don’t need an appointment every few weeks to keep them looking good.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
LATISSE® is the first and only science-based prescription treatment approved by the FDA and Health Canada, for inadequate eyelashes – known medically as HYPOTRICHOSIS. Its active ingredient, Bimatoprost ophthalmic solution 0.03%, allows lashes to grow longer, thicker and darker by prolonging their growth phase.
Using LATISSE® is simple. Apply it nightly to your upper eyelids after your face has been cleaned and eye makeup and contacts have been removed using the supplied sterile applicators. You’ll start to see results in about eight weeks with full effect at sixteen weeks. Effects last as long as you continue to use Latisse®, and should you decide to stop your lashes will gradually return to their previous state.
When used as directed Latisse® is a safe and effective way to enhance your lashes. Because it’s a medication, Latisse® requires a prescription. Ask us about it at your next appointment, or call our office to arrange a complimentary Latisse® consultation.
HOW TO PREPARE?
The best time to apply Latisse is at night because it doesn’t interact well with the rest of your makeup. In fact, regular makeup can offset the benefits of Latisse. However, using it in the morning before applying your standard makeup and skincare products is also an effective way of applying the medication
Clean your eyelids. Before applying Latisse, ensure that the area around your eyelids is clean, as well as the eyelids themselves. Any cosmetic products you’re wearing should be removed before applying the medication, as well as contact lenses. In order to prevent any bacteria from getting into your eyelids, ensure that your hands are thoroughly washed before applying it.
Remove an applicator. Latisse comes with sterile applicators. Remove one from its packaging and hold it horizontally, before applying one drop of the Latisse solution to the applicator itself. Make sure to apply it to the area closest to the tip of the applicator, but not directly onto the tip itself. It’ll soak into the applicator, making it straightforward to apply to your eyelid carefully.
Apply to your eyelids. Start at the inner part of your eyelid, and then apply Latisse moving gradually outwards until you get to the outer edges of your eyelashes. Latisse is only designed for use with your upper eyelashes, so make sure you don’t use it on your lower eyelashes or you could experience some uncomfortable sensations. If any excess gets into your eye, gently blot it away by making use of a sterile cotton pad or similarly absorbent piece of fabric.
Dispose of the applicator. Only ever use one applicator per eye. Once you’ve treated one eye, discard the applicator and remove a new one from the packaging before beginning the process again on your other eye. This process should be repeated once a day, every day. After you’ve applied the Latisse, wash your hands thoroughly with warm water and soap. If you wear contact lenses, you’ll be able to reinsert them around 15 minutes after you’ve finished using Latisse.
RESULTS YOU CAN EXPECT
Latisse is a remarkably effective medication. The vast majority of people who use it notice a significant, measurable improvement in eyelash growth over the course of several months using the product. You can expect to see results after around two months at the earliest, although most people only see the full results after three to four months of daily use.
Once you’ve noticed significant changes, you can switch to using the medication every other day if you prefer. Stopping the use of Latisse will cause your eyelashes to eventually revert back to their normal size and thickness, but continuing to use it will maintain any results you’ve been able to achieve.
If you don’t see any results at all after around two months, check in with your doctor to see what they would recommend you to do.
At Rejuvenus Clinic, we are dedicated to delivering the best service to our patients.
Here is a list of our Frequently Asked Questions. If you have any other questions or concerns, our experts will provide you will all the information you need.
When can I expect to see results?
When applied nightly, Latisse® users typically notice results as early as eight weeks, with full results in 12 - 16 weeks. Long-term results can be maintained with continued use of the product.
What Are The Possible Side Effects?
The most common side effects after using Latisse® are an itching sensation and eye redness. These were reported in approximately 4% of patients. Less common side effects include skin darkening along the lashline, eye irritation/ dryness and eyelid redness.
What if I forget to apply Latisse®?
If you miss a night, do not apply extra to try to catch up. Simply apply one drop of Latisse® the next night as usual and stay on schedule.
Does Latisse® change the colour of your eyes?
Although this effect has not been reported in clinical studies with Latisse®, one should be aware of the potential for increased brown pigmentation of the iris from Latisse® use, which is likely to be permanent.
What happens if I stop using Latisse®?
If you discontinue Latisse®, your eyelashes will gradually return to their previous appearance.
Can I wear mascara while using Latisse®?
Absolutely! Any eye makeup may be worn while you are using Latisse®. Once you have experienced full results you may actually find that you need less mascara!