If you’re dreaming of having naturally long, dark luscious lashes, Polo Health + Longevity Centre may have your answer. Allergan, the makers of Latisse®, has created a wonderful product that can extend length and volume to thin and sparse lashes. Latisse® solution is the first FDA approved easy-to-use at home treatment, to improve eyelash growth. When Latisse® is applied on a daily basis, eyelashes can become longer, fuller and darker. There has been a growing interest in this product ever since it was introduced due to its extraordinary results. Latisse® is a safe, convenient and non-invasive cosmetic procedure. It is the only lash growth product of its kind and is available by prescription only.
Latisse® makes lash growth possible because of its active ingredient bimatoprost. Research suggests that the growth of eyelashes occurs by increasing the number of hairs, and the duration of the anagen (or growth) phase. Lashes can grow longer, thicker and darker because bimatoprost prolongs this growth phase. Latisse® works gradually over a 16-week treatment period. A consultation appointment with a doctor is required as Latisse® does require a prescription. Patients with a history of glaucoma or are on medication for eye pressure or similar conditions should not use Latisse®.
A Latisse® clinical study was conducted at 16 sites across the US and included 278 participants, featuring women and men of various ages (22 to 78), backgrounds and eye colors. Throughout the course of a 16-week treatment program, each participant was photographed and evaluated at 4-week intervals (week 0 to week 16) for differences in their overall lash prominence, including elements of length, thickness and fullness. At 16 weeks, the results showed that Latisse® was effective for 78% of those participating, versus 18% for the vehicle group. Vehicle is the same as Latisse®, without its active ingredient. In its first year alone, approximately 1.5 million bottles of Latisse® were prescribed.
Latisse® solution is a once-a-day treatment that you self-apply. Latisse® is applied nightly to your upper eyelash line and as you blink, it is transferred to your lower lashes. It is essential to continue the nightly routine of applying the product or the full benefits will be compromised. You will start to see more length in as little as 4 weeks and you should achieve full growth in 16 weeks. Discontinuing treatment will cause the eyelashes to revert back to their normal length, so patients need to be diligent about their nightly application. Longer fuller lashes will be maintained as long as Latisse® is continued. DO NOT apply more than 1 application per day, as more is NOT better.
Polo Health + Longevity Centre
711 Columbia Street
New Westminster, BC V3M 1B1
During this exceptionally difficult time we have been monitoring closely what the public health officials have been sharing, and keeping that in mind, we are making important changes to the services we are offering at Polo Health.
While the pharmacy will remain open, with regular hours to help serve your prescription refill needs, all non-essential visits have now been moved to phone consults and telemedicine. Our front desk staff will still be available to help support you with supplement refills, and booking those new appointments for you. If you do wish to pick up supplements, we kindly ask that you call ahead so we can get them ready for your pickup. If you are on the Pound-a-Day program, we encourage you to come pick up your weekly B-12 shots so you can take them home and self-administer them, and Dr. Polo and Dr. Kassam will follow up weekly by phone during the duration of your program.
As the situation is changing rapidly, we want to make sure all of our patients are taken care of both physically and mentally. We will reassess and re-evaluate the situation, but as of right now, we are closed until April 1st. If that date needs to be changed, we will update you all. Call in to book phone consults, refill your prescriptions, and pick-up any supplements you may need.
We recognize this is a trying and stressful time, and we urge to focus on your mental well being through the chaos. Our team will still be actively checking social media, and we are here to chat if you need anything.
Dr. Allana Polo