Hypotrichosis (insufficient growth) of eyelashes can occur both in women and in men. It is possible to stop further progression and improve the symptoms of the disease through an effective lash growth activator, such as Latisse. In Singapore Pharmacies, the medicine is not sold yet, but its absence on the shelves of pharmacies does not prevent the purchase of Latisse online.
Latisse is a structural analogue of prostaglandin – a biologically active substance that stimulates the growth of eyelashes. There is not enough clinical data on how Latisse contributes to the treatment of hypotrichosis. It is assumed, however, that the growth of eyelashes is achieved due to an increase in the duration of the growth phase of the hair follicle.
The maximum concentrations of Latisse in the blood plasma are reached in 10 minutes after the application to the eyelids. The half-life is about 45 minutes.
What is the effectiveness of Latisse in enhancing eyelash growth:
- strengthens the structure of the hairs from the base to the tips;
- prevents excessive pathological hair loss;
- accelerates the process of the hair recovery that was lost due to the impact of negative external factors (ultraviolet rays, chemical compounds in cosmetics, and others).
Each milliliter of Latisse ophthalmic solution contains 0.3 mg of the active ingredient Bimatoprost. Despite the fact that the drug is not sold in conventional pharmacies, you can buy Latisse in Singapore online.
Before applying Latisse, the face skin should be thoroughly washed with soap. To treat the hypotrichosis of the eyelashes, apply one drop of Latisse ophthalmic solution to the skin of the upper eyelid just before going to bed. The solution should be applied in such a way that the liquid does not flow out of the growth line of the eyelashes.
Latisse solution is applied with a sterile applicator, which is enclosed in the medicine package together with the solution bottle. One applicator can be used only for one application and must be discarded after use. Do not apply the drug to the lower eyelid.
Latisse solution should only be used once a day. Repeated use of the drug does not lead to an increased therapeutic effect.
Recommendations for Latisse use in specific patient groups:
- Women. Before using Latisse ophthalmic solution, you need to thoroughly clean your face of cosmetics. It is not recommended to use moisturizing creams and other cosmetic products.
- Patients, who use contact lenses. One of the components of Latisse is benzalkonium chloride. The chemical element can be absorbed into soft contact lenses, thereby causing redness and irritation of the eyes.
Therefore, contact lenses must be removed before you apply Latisse solution. Contact lenses can be put back not earlier than 15 minutes after Latisse application.
- Patients with glaucoma. Since Bimatoprost is able to reduce intraocular pressure, patients with glaucoma should not use Latisse. The Singapore Society of Ophthalmology does not recommend to use the drug together with the medications for glaucoma treatment, since they enhance the effect of each other.
The first symptom of the decreased intraocular pressure (eye hypotension) is the aqueous humor outflow. Progression of eye hypotension causes increased permeability of capillaries, venous congestion with further vision deterioration.
The therapeutic effect of Latisse develops gradually. Patients needs to use the drug for at least 2 months to see the first signs of increased eyelash growth. The maximum therapeutic effect of this ophthalmic solution develops in about six months. During this period, patient notice an increase in the volume, duration of growth and changes in the eyelashes pigmentation.
The attending physician should inform the patient that the effect of the drug is unstable and cessation of therapy leads to a gradual return to the original conditions of the eyelashes.
Latisse does not cause side effects and is well tolerated by patients. Redness or irritation of the eyes develop very rare. The absence of severe systemic side effects of Latisse makes the prescription of the ophthalmic solution a priority, compared with other drugs, used to enhance the growth of eyelashes.
To get Latisse in Singapore, people need to use the services of online pharmacies. Advantages of buying Latisse online:
- no prescription of the attending physician is required;
- possibility to place an order at any time;
- obtaining all the necessary information from an online consultant about the drug dosage and administration.
Latisse became the first drug, based on Bimatoprost, which was used to treat hypotrichosis of the eyelashes. Initially, an analogue of prostaglandin was to be used only as a medicine for the treatment of glaucoma. In the course of clinical trials, however, another positive effect of Bimatoprost was discovered – stimulation of the eyelashes growth.
To increase profits from the sales of Latisse, the manufacturing company Allergan tried to promote the ophthalmic solution to the market exclusively as a cosmetic product. However, the FDA classified Latisse as a medicine and approved it for the treatment of eyelash hypotrichosis on December 24, 2008.
At the moment, the medicine is not registered in Singapore. Latisse is absent on the shelves of pharmacies and there is no reliable information about whether to this medicine will ever appear on sale. There is not a single Bimatoprost-based medicine in the country that could be used to enhance the growth of eyelashes. However, the Singaporeans can use the online pharmacies, which provide an opportunity to order Latisse with home delivery.
Prospects for the development of Bimatoprost-based medications include the creation of drugs for the growth enhancement of not only eyelashes, but also hair on the head. Therefore, it is possible that people will buy Latisse to use it to fight baldness in the near future. For now, the effectiveness of the drug in stimulating hair growth requires confirmation of medical specialists and further clinical studies.