Latisse

In addition to the excellent cosmetic surgical procedures offered by the Canadian Plastic Surgery Centre, patients can also take advantage of a few non-surgical treatments. One of the more popular treatments is a treatment called Latisse.
Latisse is a revolutionary skin care product that darkens, lengthens, and thickens eyelashes when used regularly. This product requires a prescription, but can be applied by the patient without any doctor assistance and never requires any surgical procedure. Unlike synthetic solutions, eyelashes that have been enhanced by Latisse remain completely natural, thus resulting in a more natural aesthetic for the eyes and face of the patient.
If you are disappointed with the thickness, shape, length, or darkness of your eyelashes and live in the Toronto area, Latisse may be the solution for you. Simply make an appointment with Dr. Chivers at the Canadian Plastic Surgery Centre to discuss your concerns and wishes.

Application

Latisse is remarkably easy to use. All you need to do is dab the solution along your eyelash line once per day using the provided sterile applicator. When used consistently, you will quickly see results that include longer, darker, and thicker eyelashes. If you should discontinue use of Latisse at any point, your eyelashes will gradually return to the state they were in before you started using the product.

Possible Side Effects and Adverse Reactions

Latisse is a prostaglandin analog that may cause side effects in some patients and can have adverse reactions when used simultaneously with certain other products.
The most common adverse reaction occurs when Latisse is used concurrently with any IOP-lower prostaglandin analog in ocular hypertensive patients. This commonly causes permanent changes in iris pigmentation.
Other adverse reactions may also arise from interactions between Latisse and other drugs or products and you should immediately advise Dr. Chivers if you are experiencing, or even think you are experiencing, any adverse reaction from such interactions.

Side Effects

In addition to the possible adverse reactions cause by concurrent uses of Latisse and other drugs or products, there are some side effects that have been identified as a result of Latisse. All of these side effects are uncommon, but possible in patients using Latisse:

 

  • Unexpected hair growth on portions of the skin that Latisse regularly touches
  • A permanent increase in the brown pigmentation of the colored portion of the eye
  • Eye pruritus, commonly known as itchy eye
  • Conjunctival hyperemia which is characterized by redness in the white of the eye
  • Skin hyperpigmentation on the eyelid, which is a darkening of the eyelid skin and is usually reversible

Dosage

Latisse is most effective when applied once every 24 hours, at night, just before going to bed.

Schedule Your Appointment for Latisse

Latisse is more than just a cosmetic product for many users. It is a product that helps patients feel more confident about their appearance and the aesthetic of their face and eyes. Dr. Chivers understands how important it is to some patients to have thicker, healthier looking eyelashes, which is why he prescribes this product to patients in need.
If your eyelashes simply aren’t as thick, long, or dark as you want them to be, schedule an appointment with Dr. Chivers at the Canadian Plastic Surgery Centre in Toronto. He will examine your case and determine whether Latisse is the solution that works for you.