Bimatoprost is a powerful compound that has been clinically proven to stimulate eyelash growth. It’s currently available under the brand names Mylash Growth Treatment in the UK and Latisse in America. Both products contain the original 0.03% bimatoprost solution which is FDA approved and safe to use. Clinical trials have shown that after consistent application, it doubles eyelash thickness and makes them on average 25% longer and 18% darker. However, it takes 16 weeks on average for the full effect to appear as your eyelashes go through their own natural growth cycle.

Bimatoprost was originally used as an eye drop to treat Glaucoma, but it was soon realised that users were also experiencing a side effect of longer, thicker and darker lashes. This led to Allergan, the company who created Botox, releasing Latisse in the US as a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis (sparse eyelashes). It was the first eyelash serum approved by The Food and Drug Administration for this purpose.

Latisse has a high success rate and is available on prescription from doctors. The treatment can be purchased online, but it’s important to understand that it is only approved for the treatment of glaucoma and not for cosmetic use. It is recommended that you apply one drop once a day to the roots of your upper eyelid each evening using the applicator brush provided. Latisse can cause some side effects, including red and itchy eyes, a change in the color of your eyelid skin and a change in the color of your iris. If you experience any of these symptoms, stop using the product immediately and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.  bimatoprost eyelash serum uk