Eyelashes frame and highlight the eyes, drawing attention to your gaze. Unfortunately, not every Vancouver patient is genetically disposed to grow thick, luscious lashes. Additionally, as we age, eyelash follicles can experience slower growth or even stop functioning, resulting in thin lashes. Eyelashes are an important facial feature, and now there is medical treatment for short, thin eyelashes.

Eyelash Hypotrichosis

When the eyelashes become thin, short, and pale, or when many of them begin to fall out altogether, this is a medical condition known as eyelash hypotrichosis.

Eyelash hypotrichosis can be caused by a variety of factors. The aging process, genetics, chemotherapy, and side effects of other medications all carry with them a risk of hypotrichosis. Eye surgeries and facial injuries in the area may also affect the growth patterns of the lashes.


Although there are numerous cosmetic products such as mascara and false eyelashes on the market, these only offer a temporary enhancement in lash volume and no additional lash growth. The only proven and FDA/Health Canada-approved way to regrow eyelashes is through Latisse®.

Latisse® is a safe, convenient and non-invasive cosmetic medication only available at the offices of aesthetic physicians. With daily use, Latisse® regrows eyelashes that are longer, thicker, and darker.

If you’re interested in naturally long, dark, luscious lashes, then a Latisse® prescription might be right for you. To learn more, contact our office in the Vancouver area and arrange a consultation with Dr. Jaffer at (604) 298-4481.