Purchasing Latisse requires a doctor’s prescription. If you have seen Dr. Frame about Latisse, you may place an order by calling us at (604) 261-9121. If you have not, please call 604-261-9121 and arrange a quick, in-person complimentary consult. We offer Latisse in the 5ml size only. The cost is $200 plus tax.
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Are you looking for information about Latisse ® in Vancouver, Canada? If you have eyelashes that just don’t seem to grow or appear thin and sparse, you might want to consider consulting a doctor about Latisse. Latisse is the only FDA-approved prescription treatment for growing and enhancing inadequate eyelashes. Latisse is a convenient alternative to messy mascara, and doesn’t have the risks associated with invasive eyelash transplant surgery.
Contact Anti-Aging Medical & Laser Clinic for more information about Latisse.
What is Latisse ®?
Latisse is a prescription topical eyelash treatment that enhances inadequate eyelashes: a condition known as eyelash hypotrichosis. Latisse makes eyelashes thicker, longer, fuller and darker. Applied to the upper eyelid margin (the base of the upper eyelashes) once daily, in as little as 4 weeks you’ll see results. Latisse only works for as long as you use it. If you discontinue using Latisse, within a few months your eyelashes will revert to how they appeared prior to Latisse treatments.
Benefits of Latisse ®
- Eyelash growth within 1 month and final results at 16 weeks
- Longer, thicker, darker eyelashes
- Convenient and non-invasive
- No downtime
- Easy to apply
- Few side effects
- Clean and easy to use (compared with mascara for example)
How Latisse® works
Latisse or bimatoprost ophthalmic solution was first approved as a prescription drug called Lumigan ® – used to treat high intraocular pressure or IOP in people with glaucoma or ocular hypertension. Patients using Lumigan noticed eyelash growth as a side effect, thus the study and subsequent approval of bimatoprost as an eyelash enhancement treatment marketed as Latisse.
- Although the exact mechanism of action is unknown, bimatoprost is believed to affect the eyelashes by increasing the length of time eyelash hairs stay in the growth phase of their life cycle. All healthy hair grows in a continuous life cycle of three distinct phases: anagen– the growth phase; catagen – a transitional phase between the growth phase and resting phase; and telogen – the resting phase before the hair sheds. By increasing the length of the growth phase, eyelashes have time to become longer and thicker and fewer eyelash hairs are in their resting phase.
Latisse ® efficacy study
A randomized, double-masked study of 137 Latisse patients revealed that 78% of people using Latisse noticed significant increase in eyelash prominence.
Latisse eyelash study patients also experienced:
- 106% fuller eyelashes.
- 25% longer eyelashes.
- 18% darker eyelashes.
Am I a good candidate?
If you have thin, inadequate, short, lightly coloured eyelashes, you may be a good candidate for Latisse eyelash treatments. Patients with an allergy to bimatoprost or related drugs (e.g. latanoprost, travoprost) should not use Latisse. Patients using prostaglandin analogues, including Lumigan (for the treatment of elevated intraocular pressure or IOP), should consult a physician and be closely monitored for changes in intraocular pressure. For detailed information about use, contraindications, and side effects, please consult the Allergan Product Information.
Before the treatment
Before applying Latisse, make sure the face is clean and makeup removed. If you wear contact lenses, remove them.
How do I use Latisse ®?
Always follow Latisse dosage and application instructions. The following is for informative use only – to give you an idea of how a typical Latisse treatment works – and is not intended as a replacement for Latisse product instructions or prescription instructions.
- Apply nightly directly to the skin of the upper eyelid margin (the base of the upper eyelashes).
- Do not apply to lower eyelash margin.
- Use only the accompanying applicators.
- Carefully use a tissue to blot any solution that is applied to or runs outside the eyelid margin.
- Dispose of the applicator after one use.
- Repeat for the opposite eyelid margin using a new sterile applicator.
- Use only as directed by the Latisse product instructions or prescription instructions.
Latisse ® side effects
Latisse, like any prescription can cause side effects, though most are not serious. The most common side effect of Latisse is an itching sensation in the eyes and/or eye redness (experienced by approximately 4% of patients). Less common side effects include: skin darkening, iris pigmentation, eye irritation, dryness of the eyes, and redness of the eyelids.
How many treatments will I need?
You’ll need to use Latisse as directed for as long as you want to experience its benefits. Your eyelashes will revert to their pre-treatment state within a few months of discontinuing Latisse treatments.
Other treatment options
The following eyelash treatments are more time consuming or invasive options not offered by our Vancouver, Canada clinic.
- Eyelash extensions
Synthetic eyelashes are glued on one at a time.
- Eyelash hair implants
A surgical procedure wherein donor hair is removed from the back of the head and transplanted.
More information about Latisse ®
- Eyelash extensions