Every woman would like to have longer, thicker lashes. Unfortunately, they usually only happen after a thorough application of mascara or false eyelashes.
But you’re not stuck with those wimpy eyelashes. At North Toronto Eye Care, we provide Latisse, the only FDA-approved treatment that increases the length, thickness, and darkness of your eyelashes. And you grow them that way yourself!
How does Latisse grow eyelashes?
When most people first hear of Latisse and its eyelash-growing promises, they think of some infomercial from American TV. If you could grow longer, thicker eyelashes why wouldn’t everyone be doing it? Why would anyone want to stick with their thin, almost invisible eyelashes?
But Latisse is the real deal. It is clinically proven to actually grow longer, darker, thicker eyelashes. The discovery of Latisse was accidental. Scientists at Alergan were working on an eyedrop to relieve intraocular pressure in the eye. Subjects in the test found that their eyelashes grew during the study, so the company began testing the active ingredient, bimatoprost, specifically for growing eyelashes. It proved effective and the U.S. FDA approved it in December 2008. It is believed that the bimatoprost increases the anagen phase (that’s the growth phase) of the eyelashes. So, rather than falling out at a certain point, the lashes keep growing.
Longer, thicker lashes don’t happen overnight, though. Latisse takes time. You apply the product nightly on the upper lash, as if it were eyeliner. It needs to be part of your regularly nightly routine. The bimatoprost in Latisse stimulates the lashes to grow. The treatment works gradually and your eyelashes will experience real growth over time, generally 12 to 16 weeks. But you must stay with it — once you start the treatment, the topical solution must be applied continuously each night until you achieve the desired results.
In tests, Latisse was shown to be effective in 78% of the participants at the end of the 16-week test period. Specifically, patients using Latisse experienced a:
- 25% increase in lash length
- 106% increase in lash thickness/fullness
- 18% increase in lash darkness
Start growing your thicker lashes
Latisse is only available through prescription; it’s not available over-the-counter. Once our doctors feel you’re a good candidate for Latisse, we’ll write you a prescription.
Interested in having those long, dark eyelashes you’ve always wanted? Call North Toronto Eye Care at 416-748-2020 and ask about Latisse.