Latisse™ in Ottawa
Get The Thicker, Darker Eyelashes You’ve Always Dreamed Of
Did you know that the eyes are the first on the list of facial features women want to emphasize? Lips and cheeks come second and third. A Canadian survey conducted by Leger Marketing (May 2011), showed that an overwhelming majority of Canadian women believe the eyes are the most important markers of beauty. 70% of women surveyed felt that big, bright eyes and long, full, dark eyelashes were the main facial features that defined a beautiful face.
It makes them feel more glamorous, sexy, attractive, and confident. It is no big surprise that women spend a lot of their hard-earned money each year on cosmetic products to add drama to their eyes. In fact, the eye beauty product category is the highest ranked category in the retail market, accounting for 20% of all cosmetic sales. The studies also show that, despite spending all this money and trying numerous over-the-counter products, women do not feel they are getting the results they are looking for.
Those days are gone!
Since November 2010, Canadians now have access to Latisse™ (bimatoprost ophthalmic topical solution 0.03%) through medical aesthetic physicians’ offices like Dr. Caroline Tosoni’s clinic in Ottawa.
Latisse™ is the first and only prescription eyelash growth product approved by both FDA and Health Canada to gradually grow your own eyelashes longer, fuller, and darker.
Lasting Results in Weeks
Results typically starts to show after 6 – 8 weeks of application, are best after 12 weeks, and maximum growth effects are seen at 16 weeks. Clinical studies have shown that after 16 weeks, Latisse™ will make your own natural eyelashes grow 25% longer, increase in darkness by 18% and thickness by 106%. Although the results may vary from patient to patient, it has been our experience that every patient using Latisse™ has had significant clinical results.*
If you discontinue applying Latisse™, as your eyelashes follow their growth, rest and falling-out cycle, your new untreated eyelashes will simply grow back to the length they were doing so prior to using Latisse™. This process will take place over several weeks to months. This process is gradual. At no point will your eyelashes look damaged or odd.
Is Latisse™ Safe?
The fact that Latisse™ has been approved by FDA and Health Canada also means that it has gone through rigorous testing to ensure its safety and efficacy. The safety of bimatoprost, the active medical ingredient in Latisse™, has been well established through 32 clinical trials involving more than 5,700 patients.
Easy Application Process
Latisse™ is convenient and simple to use. Each box of Latisse™ comes with 60 sterile single-use applicators. Follow these 5 easy steps when applying Latisse™:
- Apply once daily, ideally before bedtime. Contact lenses and eye make-up must be removed first. Contact lenses can be used again 15 minutes after the application of Latisse™.
- Remove a new, unused sterile applicator from its tray. Hold the applicator horizontally and place one drop of Latisse™ solution close to the tip.
- Imagine you are applying eyeliner and draw the applicator carefully across the skin of the upper eyelid, where the eyelashes meet the skin. Start at the inner edge near your nose and work towards the outer edge.
- Blot any excess solution beyond the outer edge of the eyelid margin.
- Dispose of the applicator after one use. Repeat for the opposite, using a new sterile applicator to avoid any contamination from one eyelid to another.
Latisse™ should not be applied to the lower eyelid.
Minimal Side Effects
Latisse™ is very well tolerated. In clinical trials, less than 4% of patients experienced the following: itchy eyes, eye redness, skin hyperpigmentation, eye irritation, dry eyes, and redness of the eyelids. Most of these adverse events were mild to moderate and not serious.
Start Your Treatment
Because Latisse™ is a prescription product, a brief consultation is required with either Dr. Tosoni or one of her trained Latisse™ consultants prior to purchasing your first box. During this visit, we will review your medical history as well as any contraindications to using Latisse™. We will also review with you proper the application technique. Please be advised that Latisse™ is not covered by drug plans.
*Disclaimer: Results may vary from one individual to the other