Latisse Vancouver: A Brief Overview

Eyelash growth is a prevalent concern at our clinic in Vancouver and many of our clients are choosing Latisse. Latisse® is, indeed, widely known and has received significant reviews. For instance, it was featured on Oprah and Marie Claire, marking its reputation as one of the best eyelash growth serums on the market. Latisse® is a 0.03% Bimatoprost ophthalmic solution. Interestingly, it's the only eyelash growth serum requiring a prescription by a physician. Initially, it was approved as a glaucoma eye-drop treatment. However, over time, it became known for its effects of also causing hypertrichosis and increased hair growth.

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Latisse Vancouver

Understanding Latisse Vancouver: Working and Significance

At its core, Latisse® consists of bimatoprost, a structural prostaglandin analogue. Remarkably, it causes the stimulation of prostamide-sensitive receptors in hair follicles, leading to hair growth. As a result, there's an increase in the transition of hair follicles from the telogen (resting growth phase of the hair cycle) to the anagen phase (growth phase of the hair cycle). Therefore, follicles of lashes stay in the anagen phase for an extended period, leading to enhanced growth of lash hairs. Furthermore, Latisse® offers natural enhancements of the eyelashes. Its effectiveness in promoting eyelash growth is not only based on claims; clinical studies actually back it. Specifically, these studies show that Latisse® has helped increase eyelash length, thickness, and darkness (intensity).

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Latisse Vancouver: Uncovering the Benefits and Adverse Effects

Latissue Vancouver: Understanding Its Benefits

Latisse® lash serum, in particular, has several benefits for people who want to improve the appearance of their eyelashes. For example:

  • Natural Enhancement:Latisse® provides a natural solution for enhancing eyelashes. In contrast to some other choices like false eyelashes or extensions, it stimulates your body's natural hair development cycle, resulting in lashes that look more genuine.
  • Non-Invasive Treatment:Latisse® stands out as a non-invasive alternative to surgery or other invasive procedures.
  • Long-Lasting Effects:If used consistently, the effects of Latisse® can be long-lasting, as reported by our patients.
  • Reduces Reliance on Makeup:With the increase in lash growth, there's often a reduced need for makeup tools, saving time on daily beauty routines.
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Latissue Vancouver: Associated Adverse Effects

While the safety profile of Latisse® is well-established, certain adverse effects may occur upon its frequent application. Notably, less than 4% of people using Latisse reported experiencing any adverse effects in a clinical study. Other side effects, although rare, are worth noting:

  • Darkening of Skin: Using Latisse can darken the upper eyelid's skin, which may intensify over time. However, discontinuing Latisse usually reverses the skin tone to its original state.
  • Undesirable Hair Growth: Latisse can promote hair growth if it contacts skin outside the lash area. Ensure application is limited to the upper eyelid base, and remove any excess with a tissue.
  • Colour Variation in Iris: In rare instances, Latisse can darken the iris. This change might be permanent, even after discontinuation. Direct contact with the eye increases this risk, which is more pronounced in glaucoma treatments. Always consult our doctor regarding potential side effects.

Safety Profile of Latisse Vancouver

Latisse® has the stamp of approval from both FDA and Health Canada. More importantly, it's essential to note that it's often safer than various other over-the-counter serums. For comparison, other products might claim similar results, but FDA and Health Canada do not oversee many of them. Hence, always consult your primary care physician before using Latisse®.


How to Use Latisse®: Application, Maintenance and Results

Proper Latisse application must be ensured for effective results. Here are some crucial steps:

  1. Firstly, cleanse your face thoroughly and remove all makeup.
  2. Then, remove any contact lenses if you're wearing them.
  3. Before proceeding, ensure single usage of sterile applicators.
  4. Afterward, apply one drop of the solution to the base of the upper eyelashes.
  5. Importantly, a once-daily application of the product is crucial.
  6. For optimal results, a nighttime application is recommended. In case you miss your dose, resume applying the product the following day, sticking to the once-daily routine.
  7. Remember, the dose frequency should never be increased. Lastly, be cautious to avoid excessive application and refrain from applying to the lower lid.
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Latisse® Lashes: Your Questions Answered

There are frequently asked questions regarding Latisse®. To clarify:

  1. Are there any risks of infection with the recurring use of Latisse®?

As long as the applicator is being used only once before being discarded, there is no risk factor associated with infection. Reusing applicators can raise the chance of getting an eye infection. To ensure safety, make sure the bottle is not undamaged and clean. To avoid contamination, only the applicators should be in contact with the bottle's tip.

  1. Can Latisse® be used in pregnant women?

Latisse® belongs to pregnancy category C. There are no adequate and well-controlled studies of bimatoprost ophthalmic solution in pregnant women. Latisse® should only be used during pregnancy if the possible benefit outweighs the potential danger.

  1. Is it safe to use Latisse® for people who wear contact lenses?

Soft contact lenses may absorb the benzalkonium chloride used in Latisse® and become discoloured as a result. Contact lenses should be taken out before using the solution, and they can be put back in after 15 minutes.

  1. Is Latisse® a permanent solution to eyelash sparseness?

Latisse® is a medication that results in the growth of lashes as long as it is applied. Once the treatment is ceased, the growth of eyelashes will go back to normal. So, no, Latisse® is not a permanent solution.

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Final Thoughts on Latisse Vancouver

In conclusion, Latisse® offers a promising solution for eyelash growth. With its Health Canada approval, established scientific foundation, and visible results, it's unsurprising that it's a popular choice. Additionally, its role in enhancing patient confidence cannot be understated.

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Booking Your Consultation at Sparrow MD

After our in-depth exploration of Latisse®, the next logical step is consulting with a healthcare professional. At Sparrow MD, our team is ready to assist and guide potential users. So, book your consultation today with one of our experts.

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Consultation at Sparrow MD

Medical Author

Dr. Zhai MD, CCFP

Dr. Zhai MD, CCFP

Dr. Jacqueline Zhai is a medical doctor with advanced training in aesthetic medicine. She is registered with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC (CPSBC). She is also a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) and the Canadian Association of Aesthetic Medicine (CAAM). Dr. Zhai focuses on delivering natural results that are tailored to each and every one of her patients. She is passionate about providing her clients with the most advanced and up-to-date treatment options. Dr. Zhai and her team are constantly updating their knowledge and translating this into patient care. Dr. Zhai loves both the artistic and personal nature of her work. She dedicates her work to helping her clients look and feel confident at any age.