Eyelash Enhancer Serum
Eyelash enhancer serum at The Clinic Holland Park, West London.
Bimatoprost is the generic drug name, also known as the brand name Lumigan, which is used as eyedrops to treat glaucoma.
Latisse™ is the brand name for the bimatoprost-based medication that gained FDA approval in the US for the treatment of hypotrichosis; clinical trials had found that (on average) eyelashes were 25% longer, 106% thicker and 18% darker. Hypotrichosis is a medical term for short or missing lashes, frequently seen in men and women as they approach middle age.
Bimatoprost affects the growth (anagen) phase of the eyelash hair cycle by increasing the length of the growth phase and the number of hairs along the eyelid margin.
The onset of action is gradual, with most users noticing a significant improvement in the length and number of their eyelashes by 2 months.
If treatment is discontinued, eyelashes will return to their previous appearance over several weeks to months.
The following side effects are the most frequently reported, but occur in less than 4% of users (i.e. 4 out of 100 users):
- Eye irritation and itching
- Conjunctival hyperaemia or red eye (redness of the white, moist covering of the eyeball)
- Dry eye symptoms
- Eyelid redness.
Although rare, bimatoprost has the potential to permanently increase the brown pigmentation of the iris (the coloured part of the eyeball, inside the eye).
Bimatoprost may cause hyperpigmentation or darkening of the eyelid skin, which may or may not be reversible upon discontinuation of the treatment.
Bimatoprost may lower intraocular pressure (IOP) or pressure inside the eye; however, the magnitude of this reduction is usually not a cause for concern.
If you have a history of abnormal eye pressures or glaucoma you should only use bimatoprost under the close supervision of your ophthalmologist.
Inform anyone conducting an eye pressure examination that you are using bimatoprost; and inform your ophthalmologist that you are using bimatoprost if eye surgery is planned.
Do not use Lumigan if you are allergic or hypersensitive to bimatoprost or any other ingredient in this product.
Lumigan is intended for use on the skin at the base of the eyelashes of the upper eyelids only. Do not apply to the lower eyelids as this will increase the chance of side effects such as hyperpigmentation or darkening of the eyelid skin.
Discontinue use of Lumigan and inform your aesthetician immediately if you develop an eye infection, experience any sudden decrease in vision, suffer eye trauma, or develop eye or eyelid reactions.
You should not use Lumigan if:
- you are allergic or hypersensitive to bimatoprost or any other ingredient in this product
- you are about to undergo cataract or other eye procedures
- you have an intraocular inflammation (uveitis)
- you have risk factors for macular oedema
- you have an eye infection
- you have glaucoma or been told that you are at risk of developing glaucoma
- you are under the age of 18
- you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
1 Month Supply Including Consultation £100
3 Months' Supply Including Consultation £250