Dr. Diane Wong, MD is a licensed physician who has been treating clients with Latisse, a prescription eyelash treatment, in Toronto, Yorkville, and the GTA for the past four years, as long as it has been available in Canada. Latisse is a prescription drug approved by Health Canada for lengthening and thickening eyelashes in patients whose lashes are inadequate or not enough. It is now one of the most common eyelash treatments in North America. Latisse is a regulated prescription drug and it is imperative that a patient be seen by a licensed, qualified physician prior to use.
What is Latisse and what are the Indications for Use?
Latisse is regulated by Health Canada and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario mandate that a patient must be seen by a licensed qualified physician prior to initiating use. Latisse has been approved for the lengthening and thickening of inadequate eyelashes, a condition called hypotrichosis. Not only do natural lashes get longer and thicker, they also get darker which is appreciated by clients with blond or light coloured lashes. It is a prostaglandin analog that works by keeping the lashes in the growth (Anagen) phase for longer than usual.
Latisse is applied nightly by the patient themselves to the base of the upper lashes (like putting on liquid eyeliner). Disposable applicators are provided with the product. It takes approximately eight weeks to work. It is not covered by insurance plans.
What are the Potential Complications of Latisse?
Latisse should not be used by clients with certain eye conditions or medical conditions and there are potential complications. Latisse should be provided only through a medical clinic under medical consultation and supervision. Dr. Wong will see you personally in consultation and discuss if this treatment is right for you.
Come in for a consultation and see what a positive difference Latisse can make for you. Call us at 416-920-9998 in Yorkville or 905-726-9333 in Aurora.