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Latisse

Latisse™ (bimatoprost) is a topical prescription product from Allergan (the makers of Botox® and Juvederm®).

It has been used as a glaucoma medication for years.

Latisse™ is applied daily until you’re happy with the results, and can then often be maintained with 2-3 applications per week.

This product launched in Canada on November 15, 2010.

Price is set at $200 – 5mL bottle that typically lasts 3-4 months with daily application.

LATISSE Safety Information

If you are using, or have used, prescription products for any eye pressure problems, only use LATISSE® under close doctor care. Although not seen in LATISSE® clinical studies, may cause increased brown pigmentation of the colored part of the eye which is likely permanent. Eyelid skin darkening may occur which may be reversible. Only apply at the base of the upper eyelashes. DO NOT APPLY to the lower eyelid.

Hair growth may occur in other skin areas that LATISSE® solution frequently touches. If you develop or experience any eye problems or have eye surgery, consult your doctor immediately about continued use of LATISSE®. The most common side effects after using LATISSE® solution are itchy eyes and/or eye redness. If discontinued, lashes will gradually return to their previous appearance.

Side effects appear to be limited to temporary redness of the eye or eyelids, and rarely a darkening of the skin under the eyes or the irises. Latisse is a prescription medicine and only available through cosmetic physician offices, not pharmacies.

Latisse in the Media

Our staff at Toronto Dermatology Centre is also using Latisse.

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