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LATISSE was created to treat a person’s inability to grow eyelashes. It is available by prescription from a doctor.


How does Latisse work?

If you feel that you are suffering from an inadequate growth in your eyelashes and are considering Latisse, here is some important info that you need to know:

At Face Toronto, we offer Latisse as an eyelash enhancer that can lengthen, thicken and darken eyelashes. Latisse contains Lumigan, which is the the active ingredient used to treat glaucoma. It was discovered glaucoma patients noticed that their eyelashes were growing longer, fuller and darker following their Lumigan treatments. It is not fully understood exactly how Latisse lengthens and improves eyelashes, but it seems to increase the length of time that your eyelashes are in a growth phase and therefore boost the number of hairs grown during this period.

However, these two drugs are absolutely different in a couple vital ways. Lumigan is an eyedrop, and Latisse gets dabbed along the upper eyelid lashes once a day. This is done with sterile applicators. There are 60 that are included with the product. These are the only appropriate applicators to use with Latisse. It is not recommended to use “re-use” applicators.

After your lashes have had time to grow for three to four months, you could maintain them by using the drug every other day. This should be consulted with your Latisse doctor before changing your regular treatment.

Latisse Results

Latisse can have side effects like darkening of the skin around the eyelids and/or brown pigmentation of the colored part of the eye (which may permanent). There is also the possibility that it can cause hair growth in other skin areas on which it is applied. To avoid this from occurring, the manufacturer suggests blotting it off any skin other than the upper eyelids’ lash line.

Other side effects from Latisee can include red and/or itchy eyes as well as skin hyperpigmentation.

If you are taking antibiotics and heart medications, or have certain diseases or severe allergies , you may not be a candidate. Persons with skin infections of the upper eyelids should not use Latisse, nor should any pregnant women.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dear Patients:

At FACE Toronto we are committed to protecting the safety of our patients, staff, and the general public while maintaining our high standard of quality care. As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have made changes to our patient care practices in accordance with all provincial and Public Health recommendations. Our team has been working diligently on enhancing our safety protocols to protect the well-being of our patients, team members, and families. We would like to highlight how we are providing a safe environment for you and our team:

  • We will be pre-screening all patients that are scheduled to come into our office for any symptoms of COVID-19. We will ask patients to stay home with symptoms of COVD-19, chronic lung disease, severe asthma, serious heart conditions, and uncontrolled type 1 diabetes. A mandatory Covid-19 consent form must be filled out before arrival to the clinic and temperature checks will be administered upon entering the building.
  • We have implemented a policy for the safety and testing of our staff members including daily screening and temperature checks. We will be maintaining physical distancing as much as possible throughout the office for staff and patients.
  • The timing of patient visits has been adjusted in order to limit the number of people in the office at a given time and to allow for enhanced disinfecting and cleaning protocols we have put in place in between patients.
  • We request that patients come on their own to all appointments unless absolutely necessary. We are not servicing any walk-in patients and not allowing visitors or children to accompany any patient.
  • For your safety all of our staff will be wearing masks when interacting with patients in the office and routine hand-washing is required.
  • We request that you wear a mask. If you do not have a mask, a mask will be provided. Hand sanitation stations will be available upon entering and throughout the office.
  • We are pleased to offer virtual visits as an option for non-urgent appointments. The software we have in place provides appropriate safety and privacy for the interaction.
  • We have increased our in-office cleaning. All areas of patient traffic are regularly cleaned throughout the day. All treatment rooms are cleaned between every patient encounter. All chairs and table tops in the waiting room as well as treatment rooms will be wiped down between patients, including counters, keyboards and door handles. Our credit/debit card terminal will be disinfected after each use. We have also enhanced the air filtration quality in our space to provide patients with surgically clean air.

We are so excited to welcome you back and look forward to continuing to help our patients look and feel their best! We encourage you to reach out to our office now to schedule your appointment. Please feel free to contact our team by phone at 416-479-4244 or email at [email protected].