Eyelashes have always been a focal point of human beauty. In fact, the promise of longer lashes has become one of the cornerstones of today’s cosmetic marketplace. From gravity-defying fibre mascaras and falsies to lifting and tinting, there are many options for people who desire bigger, bolder lashes. And today, there’s one more—a prescription serum known as Latisse.
“Many purely cosmetic solutions can cause severe ocular discomfort and reactions,” says Dr. Roz Kamani. “Moreover, solutions like extensions and fills can actually damage your lashes.”
Latisse is an FDA-approved treatment that can grow eyelashes for those with inadequate or not enough lashes.
“By applying this serum to the upper eyelid at the base of the lashes once a day, you can actually grow out your own lashes, but longer, fuller, and darker,” says Dr. Kamani. “Most users begin to see results within 4 to 8 weeks, with the most dramatic results appearing after about 12 weeks of consistent use.”
As a prescription serum, Latisse has to be prescribed by a doctor. There may be redness or itchiness due to ingredient sensitivity, but most users still report success. In fact, the product scores 4/5 for effectiveness and ease of use on WebMD.
“Although eyelashes will eventually return to normal if patients cease using the product, Latisse is a terrific alternative for people who want longer lashes, are uncomfortable with the prospect of undergoing potentially damaging chemical procedures.”
Dr. Kamani offers Latisse at her Medical Aesthetic clinic in Kitsilano. To learn more about Latisse and how it can stimulate the growth of longer, thicker, and darker eyelashes, schedule a free consultation with Dr. Kamani at 604.222.9998 or online.