LATISSE® (Treatment to grow long, healthy lashes)
Lush eyelashes can transform your face. For years, women who desired thicker lashes relied on mascara, fake lashes, and eyelash extensions. Now, thanks to LATISSE, women from Burlington, Hamilton, Oakville, and surrounding areas have a better alternative. At Cosmedica, Dr. Otto Weiglein offers this prescription-only serum approved by Health Canada for growing your own darker, thicker, longer eyelashes.
Dr. Weiglein can help you grow beautiful eyelashes with a LATISSE prescription. Request a consultation or call Cosmedica at 905-631-6288 to schedule an appointment and learn more about this safe and effective alternative to eyelash extensions.
See the Difference
Regular use of LATISSE gradually transforms short, sparse eyelashes into long, full lashes.
LATISSE Before & After photos
Photos courtesy of Allergan
How It Works
Researchers developed LATISSE after noticing that eye drops used to treat glaucoma were accelerating the growth of the patients’ eyelashes. The active ingredient in LATISSE, bimatoprost, naturally enhances the amount and thickness of your eyelashes over time.
Tips for Using LATISSE
Make it routine. Keep it with your other skin care products that you use at night.
Keep it clean. Avoid touching the tip of the bottle or the applicator.
Upper lashes only. Blinking for a few seconds naturally transfers drops to the lower lashes.
Be patient. Using LATISSE more than once daily won’t enhance lash growth. Using LATISSE more than once daily won’t enhance
lash growth and can irritate your eyes making them red or itchy.
Don’t double up. If you miss a day, don’t try to make up for it by
using LATISSE twice the next day. 1 drop is all that is needed to
elicit growth. Overuse can irritate the eyes and even cause mild
pigment on the lash bed.
Take selfies. Chart your progress with photos every week.
Dr. Otto Weiglein
Dr. Weiglein is a Royal College-certified plastic surgeon who blends his refined surgical talents with a deep appreciation for the human form and spirit to give you a personalized, rewarding cosmetic experience.Meet Dr. Weiglein
Starting Your Treatment
If you’ve decided you want longer lashes without the hassle and mess of applying mascara or getting eyelash extensions, your next step is scheduling a consultation at Cosmedica. Dr. Weiglein prescribes LATISSE to patients after a brief consultation, which includes an explanation of how to properly use the product to get the best results. Some patients interested in rejuvenation of the eyes also schedule a wrinkle smoother injection such as BOTOX® Cosmetic or Nuceiva during the same appointment.
All you have to do is apply LATISSE to the lash line of your upper eyelids using one of the sterile disposable applicators included in the kit. Once you blink a few times, the formula is transferred to the lower lashes. You apply the product before bed each night.
What to Expect
With consistent application, you’ll see longer, thicker eyelashes in about 2 months. You’ll probably even notice an increase in the actual number of lashes. Once you reach this point, you may be able to cut back application of LATISSE to once every other night to maintain your results.
Frequently Asked Questions
What if I stop using LATISSE?
Once you stop applying LATISSE, your eyelashes will gradually return to their previous appearance.
Can I apply LATISSE with contact lenses still in my eyes?
No, you should remove your contact lens before the application. Soft contact lenses may absorb one of the ingredients in the formula. Patients can reinsert contact lenses 15 minutes after applying LATISSE.
Who is a good candidate for LATISSE?
Virtually anyone can consider using LATISSE. In rare cases, some people have allergic reactions to one of the ingredients used to formulate the product and should stop using it. Individuals with a history of eye pressure problems should let their physicians know they plan to use LATISSE.
Are there any side effects?
Itching and redness are the most typical side effects, but those occur in less than 5% of the people who use LATISSE. Rarely, the medication may cause skin darkening in the area around the eyes, dry eyes, and redness of the eyelids.