Bimatoprost 0.01% Lumigan ( Latisse )
Lumigan ( Bimatoprost ) eye drops are a medication licensed to reduced increase intraocular pressure in patients with intraocular hypertension or glaucoma.
The active ingredient of is Bimatoprost that belongs to a group of medications called prostaglandin analogue. During clinical application it was found that Bimatoprost significantly increases eyelashes growth when is applied on the upper eyelid.
Bimatoprost is currently sold under the name Carepost,Lumigan and Latisse which is used to increase eyelashes growth making them longer, darker and thicker.
How it works: It helps eyelashes grow by increasing the number of hairs in the initial growth phase (the anagen phase). It also increases the amount of time hairs remain in the anagen phase, allowing them to develop more.
This solution is a growth treatment for lashes. The solution is a once-nightly treatment you apply topically to the base of your upper eyelashes. Then, gradually, the results come in. You may start to see more length in as little as 4 weeks and you should achieve full growth in 16 weeks. Its not an illusion of growth. Its real lash growth.
The solution makes lash growth possible because of its active ingredient: bimatoprost . Although the precise mechanism of action is unknown, the solution is believed to affect the growth phase of the eyelash hair cycle in two ways: first, it increases the length of this phase second, it increases the number of hairs in this growth phase. The solution is intended for use on the skin of the upper eyelid margins at the base of the eyelashes.
DO NOT APPLY to the lower lid.
How to use Solution to increase lash length: Apply one drop on a disposable eyeliner applicator brush and draw along the upper eyelid lash line.
Carefully blot off any excess that may have dripped beyond the upper eyelid. Do not apply to the lower lash line. Repeat for the other eye. Apply once a day until you achieved the desired length. Results are usually apparent in about eight weeks, and the desired length is usually achieved in 14 to 16 weeks. If you miss a dose of eye drops take it as soon as you remember, unless it is time to take the next dose, then skip the missed dose.
Do not take a double dose. You should store your eye drops in a cool place where the temperature stays below 25C and always replace the top on the bottle to prevent contamination.
Discard the bottle of eye drops 4 weeks after opening.