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Benefits of Latisse!

Get the long, full, dark lashes you've always wished to have with Latisse at Searles Dermatology & Aesthetics. Latisse is the first eyelash product approved in Canada to enhance the length, volume and colour of your natural lashes. Now available in Edmonton!


What is Latisse?

Latisse is the first preparation approved to grow eyelashes, making them longer, thicker and darker. It is a topical preparation that is applied daily directly to the upper eyelid eyelashes. It is truly a revolutionary product and it is the first of its kind. Maybe imitated but never duplicated. Latisse is the REAL THING! Other products claim to do what Latisse does but Latisseis the only one that actually does it!


How is Latisse different from over-the-counter products for lash growth?

LATISSE IS THE REAL THING!  No other product is approved to grow eyelashes making them longer, fuller and darker.    


How does Latisse work?

Latisse is thought to work by prolonging the growth phase of the eyelash hairs. All hairs grows in cycles and phases. Among the cycles and phases phases is the growing phase and the resting phase. The length of the growth phase is one of the determining factors of how long the hair will be - the longer the growth phase, the longer the hair. In addition, it is thought that Latisse makes more hair enter the growth phase rather than remaining in the resting phase. All these effects result in hairs being longer, fuller and darker.    


How long do I need to use Latisse to notice results?

Each person is different but, generally speaking, you will need to use Latissedaily for 16 weeks. In some persons, full results can be achieved sooner and in others longer application times are needed.    


Will more application of Latisse get me results faster? 

No - Latissetakes time to work and does so gradually over the 16-week treatment period. Using Latisse more than once a day will not increase the growth of eyelashes and may potentially lead to side effects. 


Are there any side effects to using Latisse?

Yes - The most common side effect while using Latisse is an itching sensation in the eyes and/or eye redness. In addition, some patients can experience some skin darkening, eye irritation, dryness of the eyes, and redness of the eyelids. Should any of these symptoms occur, please contact the physician that prescribed Latisse. 


Could Latisse change the color of my eyes?

Before Latisse was formulated, the same ingredient has been used for the treatment of glaucoma (en elevated intraocular pressure). At that time, the active ingredient was applied directly to the eyeball. In some patients, there was increased brown pigmentation of the iris. In the clinical studies of Latisse, there were no cases of changes in eye pigmentation. Nevertheless, patients should be advised about the potential for increased brown iris pigmentation, which is likely permanent. 


Is Latisse an eye drop?

No – Latisse is not an eye drop. Latisse is applied topically, along the skin of the upper eyelashes. It is not intended for use in the eyes, but if some solution gets into your eye, you do not need to rinse it.  


Could Latisse darken the edges of my eyelids?

Some patients experience some darkening of the areas along the edge of the eyelid where the product is applied. This is due to increased production of melanin (natural pigment in the skin). If that occurs, it is reversible in most patients after the product is stopped. Some patients like this effect as it produces an outline of the upper eyelid edge. 


Can I use Latisse with mascara?

Yes – Latisse can be used with mascara. Latisse is used to make your lashes longer, fuller and darker. Mascara can be used to further enhance your eyelashes as needed. 


What happens when I stop using Latisse?

Stopping Latisse will make your eyelashes return to their previous size, length and color. This usually happens over several weeks to months. 
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