Iroquois Ridge Medical & Dermal in Oakville

Call Today! (905) 257-8777

Accepting New Patients in Oakville


Research shows lashes diminish with age. Are your lashes thinner than they used to be? Do they seem lighter and shorter? You’re not alone! New scientific data suggests that aging can also affect eyelashes. Clinic studies have been shown that a woman’s average lash length and thickness start to decrease between her 20s and 30s.Her lash colour will also start to fade. By the time she is 60, her lashes will be considerably thinner, shorter and lighter in colour.

Get the lashes you've always dreamed of

Hypotrichosis is a medical term that means that you don’t have enough eyelashes. Whatever the reason for your hypotrichosis, now there is good news - Latisse™ a safe, effective treatment that has been shown to grow fuller, more luxurious eyelashes in as little as eight weeks.

What is Latisse™?

Latisse™ is a prescription eyelash product approved in Canada to grow your natural eyelashes fuller, longer and darker. Visible results happen as early as eight weeks, with full effects in 12-16 weeks.

How is Latisse™ different?

Unlike over-the-counter eyelash products that condition and moisturize lashes, or mascara products that make your lashes look longer than they are, Latisse™ has been clinically proven to actually grow noticeably fuller, longer and darker lashes. Latisse™ is clinically proven and approved in Canada.

Frequently asked questions

Can I still wear mascara if I use Latisse™?

Yes, there is no problem in using mascara while you are using Latisse™.

What if I forget to apply Latisse™?

If you miss a night, don’t apply extra to try and catch up. Simply apply one drop of Latisse™ the next night as usual and stay on schedule.

What is I stop using Latisse™?

If Latisse™ is discontinued, lashes will gradually return to their previous appearance.

Are there any possible side effects?

The most common side effects after Latisse™ solution are an itching sensation in the eyes and/or eye redness. These were reported in approximately 4% of patients. Latisse™ solution may cause other less common side effects, which typically occur on the skin close to where Latisse™ is applied, or in the eyes. These include skin darkening, eye irritation, eye dryness, and eyelid redness.

Could my eye colour change with Latisse™?

Latisse™ use has been associated with iris pigmentation (increased brown pigmentation of the coloured part of the eye). This pigmentation is likely to be permanent. As overdosing (more medication than required) of Latisse™ may contribute to this pigmentation, it is extremely important to follow the instructions on how to use Latisse™.

Will there be lid pigmentation changes with Latisse™?

Latisse™ may cause darkening of the eyelid skin which may be reversible in most patients.

Can anyone use Latisse™?

You should not use Latisse™ if you are allergic to one of its ingredients. Also, you should talk to your doctor or eye care specialist before starting Latisse™ if any of the following apply to you.

  • Previous diagnosis of eye pressure problems (specifically, elevated intraocular pressure).
  • Currently taking medications for eye pressure problems (particularly intraocular pressure). If so, you should be closely monitored while using Latisse™.
  • Risk factors for glaucoma including a family history of glaucoma. Please speak to an eye care specialist before starting Latisse™.

How to use Latisse™

Step 1 Once nightly, start by ensuring your face is clean, makeup and contact lenses are removed.

Step 2 Remove an applicator from its tray. Then, holding the sterile unmodified applicator horizontally, place ONLY one drop of Latisse™ on the area of the applicator closest to the tip but not on the tip.

Step 3 Then immediately draw the unmodified applicator carefully across the skin of the upper eyelid margin at the base of the eyelashes, where the eyelashes meet the skin, going from the inner part of your lash line to the outer part.

Step 4 Blot any excess solution beyond the eyelid margin.

Step 5 Dispose of the applicator after one use. Repeat for the opposite upper eyelid margin using a NEW sterile applicator. This helps minimize any potential for contamination from one eyelid to another.


Schedule a complimentary consultation with us to determine whether you are a good candidate for this procedure.

Back to Patient Education