Who wants longer and fuller lashes?

Who wants longer and fuller lashes?

There has been some hype about a product called Latisse since it was approved for use in Canada last year (it was approved in the US early 2009) and I have definitely seen some of their ads appear in various magazines.  Latisse is a prescription eyelash product that lengthens and adds volume to your eyelashes over 8-16 weeks.  The active ingredient, bimatoprost ophthalmic solution 0.03{4422c3e9d6d956ffe17c4a9703f8867adf328a271a08c00de098d82d34d0cfb5}, has been and still is being used to treat glaucoma.  Back in optometry school, I remembered learning that one of the side effects of bimatoprost (Lumigan) was the lengthening of eyelashes.  I did one of my first internships at the Portland Veterans Affairs Hospital in my last year and I can still clearly picture a large burly man who came in to see me for his eye exam as well as an “eyelash trim” because he was using these eye drops for his glaucoma.  So yes, it DOES work!  But you do need to continue to use it…

The cost of this product is approximately $200.  Feel free to contact us at Avenue Eyecare if you want to learn more about Latisse.

Dr. Jessica Chang OD drchang@avenueeyecare.com