Did you know that Beyond Vision Edmonton offers an eyelash extension treatment known as Latisse? In this blog post, you’ll find important information about the Latisse treatment. Please feel free to give us a call at 780-450-6700 or contact us by clicking here to set up an initial consultation to see if Latisse is right for you!
Why Do We Have Eyelashes?
Eyelashes perform a vital protective function. Similar to how a cat’s’ whiskers protect it by warning of objects that are too close, humans have eyelashes that trigger the eyes to reflexively close when sensing potential threats such and dust and debris.
Many people now consider eyelashes to be one of their most valued beauty accessories. Following that trend, numerous products have appeared on the market to help cosmetically enhance the appearance of the eyelashes. In addition to eyelash conditioners and specially formulated mascara, Latisse® is a well-known solution to the problem of sparse eyelash growth. With that said, it’s important to note that in addition to being a lash enhancement treatment for eyelash growth, it’s first and foremost a medical product that must be prescribed by a doctor.
What is Latisse®?
Latisse® is a prescription treatment that helps grow fuller, darker and longer lashes.
It’s a treatment for hypotrichosis, which is a condition of abnormal hair patterns that may result in abnormal or inadequate hair growth.
The medical term for Latisse is bimatoprost ophthalmic solution 0.03%. This solution was originally used as a medication for glaucoma. Doctors observed it’s drastic effects on lash growth and soon after, bimatoprost ophthalmic solution 0.03% was reformulated as Latisse®. Latisse® became FDA approved to treat inadequate lash growth in 2008.
Facts About Eyelashes:
The upper lid typically has about 90 to 150 lashes on it, while the bottom has between 70 and 80 lashes
Eyelashes have a three-month life-cycle
Eyelashes have two glands (Moll and Zeis) that help keep the eye follicles free of bacteria. A clogged up eye follicle is what creates a sty
Eyelashes fall out daily and they take anywhere from 4 to 8 weeks to grow back
Who uses Latisse?Anyone who has sparse or short eyelashes and anyone who wants to improve the appearance of their eyelashes.
What is the Process?
1. Book an initial consultation with an optometrist at one of Beyond Vision Edmonton’s clinics. You can book a consultation now by clicking here!
2. After an Optometrist has made sure there are no risks of you taking Latisse, he/she will prescribe you a 3 month supply of Latisse.
3. Your Optometrist will ask to do a follow-up appointment in 3 months to ensure positive results, at which point he/she will decide to further prescribe Latisse.
Do you have any questions about Latisse? Give us a call at 780-450-6700