What is Bimatoprost?
Bimatoprost Ophthalmic Solution is the generic form of Latisse, and is the only clinically proven product that will increase the length, number, and darkness of the eyelashes when applied to the eyelash base.
How does Bimatoprost work?
The active ingredient in this product is the same as the active ingredient in Latisse: Bimatoprost. This ingredient affects hair growth in two ways. First, it increases the length of the growth cycle (anagen phase). Secondly, it increases the amount of hairs in the growth phase. This is clinically proven to produce longer, thicker and fuller lashes with the beginning of results seen in as little as 4 weeks.
How long will a bottle of Bimatoprost last?
With typical nightly use, a bottle should last you about 4 weeks.
What if I forget to apply Bimatoprost?
Apply it the next evening that you remember. Do not double up on the dose, or apply more frequently to make up the missed dose.
Can I apply this product more than once per day?
You should not apply this product more than once per day. Typically, this application should be in the evening on clean, dry skin. Applying more often will not expedite hair growth.
Who should not use Bimatoprost?
If you have recently had an eye infection, eye surgery, are using a medication for elevated intraocular pressure or have abnormal intraocular pressure you should consult your physician before using this product.
Can I apply this product to my lower lash line?
No, this product should only be applied to your upper eyelid, as close as you can to you lash line. Do not apply to lower lash line.
Can I use this product if I wear contacts?
Yes. Remove contacts before applying this product. Contacts may be inserted after 15 minutes
What side effects are possible with this medication?
Many medications can cause side effects. A side effect is an unwanted response to a medication when it is taken in normal doses. Side effects can be mild or severe, temporary or permanent. The side effects listed below are not experienced by everyone who takes this medication. If you are concerned about side effects, discuss the risks and benefits of this medication with your doctor.
The following side effects have been reported by at least 1% of people taking this medication. Many of these side effects can be managed, and some may go away on their own over time.
Contact your doctor if you experience these side effects and they are severe or bothersome. Your pharmacist may be able to advise you on managing side effects.
- blurry vision (temporary)
- burning, dryness, itching, redness of the eye
- darkening of eyelid skin colour
- eye irritation
- redness of eyelids