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.
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.
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.
Possible 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