LATISSE (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.03% is the first and only FDA approved medical treatment to grown your very own eyelashes. Latisse treatment results in Kelowna are noticeable after 8 weeks and are maximal at around 12 to 16 weeks. Latisse works by allowing your eyelashes to grow for a longer period of time before falling out.
It’s a once-per-day application treatment that works gradually and effectively. You apply the solution with a brush to the base of your upper eyelashes, as instructed by your doctor. Then, results start to show in as little as 8 weeks, with full results in 16 weeks. Latisse is now available in Kelowna !
LATISSE makes lash growth possible because of its active ingredient: bimatoprost. Although the precise mechanism of action is unknown, LATISSE is believed to affect the growth (anagen) phase of the eyelash hair cycle in two ways: first, it increases the length of this phase, and second, it increases the number of hairs in this growth phase.
In 2001, Allergan developed a medicated eye drop used to lower eye pressure (known as IOP or intraocular pressure) in patients with open-angle glaucoma or high pressure inside the eye. As a result, patients using this medication began experiencing eyelash growth as a side effect. This led Allergan to begin studying its active ingredient. After a clinical trial, LATISSE earned its FDA approval in December 2008. And since then, approximately 1.5 million bottles of LATISSE have been prescribed to approximately 350,000 people in the USA and it is brand new in Kelowna with Dr. Crippen.