What is Careprost?
Careprost, with an active chemical as Bimatoprost, is an ophthalmic solution used for the treatment of hypotrichosis. It is a condition characterized by stunted hair growth of lashes and eyebrows. Bimatoprost belongs to the group of medications called Prostaglandin analogues. These are chemical compounds with hormone-like effects that are used in a number of ocular or eye related conditions. The eyelash growth serum has been approved by the FDA for being used for growth of eyelashes. It is available as a 0.03% ophthalmic solution.
What is Careprost used for?
Hypotrichosis is a condition of abnormal hair pattern usually loss or reduction. It starts with growth of stunted hair in specific body parts followed by gradual thinning of hair in that region. In case of Careprost, it is used for better eyelash growth. It works on normal eyelashes and makes them look longer, thicker and darker on regular use.
How does Careprost work?
The exact mechanism of action of the eyelash growth solution is still being researched. But it has been postulated that it works on the hair growth phases to achieve its function. Careprost halts the telogen phase or shedding phase of lash and promotes their anagen phase or growth phase to achieve the desired eyelash growth.
What is the dose of Careprost for eyelash growth?
It is usually applied once nightly for its prostaglandin effects to start working on the hair follicles of the lashes. One drop of the solution is applied on an applicator supplied with the eye drops. It is then glide at the base of thee lashes starting from the inwards and going outwards like you apply an eyeliner. It is important to use no more than one drop as overuse will result in dripping of the solution leading to hyper-pigmentation issues.
What are the ingredients of Careprost?
Bimatoprost 0.3% is the active ingredient of Careprost. The list of inactive ingredients consists of sodium chloride, sodium phosphate, Benzalkonium chloride, sodium phosphate, dibasic, citric acid and purified water. Sodium hydroxide or hydrochloric acid is added to the solution sometimes to adjust its pH that ranges from 6.8-7.8.
What is the method of Careprost eyelash growth serum application for best results?
It should be applied only with an applicator and spread evenly using the tip of the applicator for best results. The applicator should be used for one time application. After use, it should be discarded and a new applicator should be used the next time. Usually applying it at night is best as it allows the solution to permeate the lashes without any external disturbances for the next few hours.
How long does Careprost take to show results?
The serum does not start showing effectiveness immediately after use. It takes 6-8 weeks for the results to be evident and your lashes to be noticeable in a darker and thicker manner. It does not produce permanent results. It is wise to ignore advertisements that market the product saying so through fake Careprost before and after pictures. So, if you discontinue the medication after using it for a while, the lashes will gradually return to their original state.
Can Careprost eyelash growth be used for eyebrows?
The serum can be used for more pronounced eyebrows. In a study conducted to test the efficacy of the active component which is Bimatoprost on eyelash growth, 357 men and women were provided either Bimatoprost or placebo in a randomized manner. At the end of the study, both the groups who had used generic Careprost (Bimatoprost) reported it as beneficial for eyebrow growth. Other studies have also reported Careprost eyelash growth as a safe and effective option for eyebrows.
What are the precautions to be taken before and after using Careprost?
Before using Careprost, ensure that your lashes have been cleaned of any previous makeup smudges and are dry. Use a new applicator that has not been subjected to touching or exposure. Additionally, do not use your hands or touch the solution in any manner. After using Careprost eyelash growth serum, close the lid tightly and position it upright. Dispose the applicator and use a new one for next use.
How to buy Careprost in Australia?
Careprost is the generic version of the Bimatoprost eyelash growth solution with Latisse being the brand version. You need a physician’s prescription to obtain Careprost from pharmacies or physician’s clinics. Once you have the prescription, you can obtain the refill packs as well. You can also buy Careprost online in Australia from Amazon or any other e-pharmaceutical website through secured payment channels like debit/credit card, or PayPal. Online ordering ensures that you obtain the solution in a quick, safe and effective manner.
What are the things to remember while buying Careprost online in Australia?
While buying Careprost online, the first step is to ensure that you make the purchase from an authentic site. This will enable you to obtain a genuine product. Look at the label and ensure that it is the 0.03% solution and not greater or lesser than the required concentration. After delivery of the package, check for signs of tampering or pilferage with the package if any. If you find any sign of tampering or a bottle with a broken seal, discard it immediately.
What are Careprost side effects?
Careprost eyelash growth serum is usually a safe product with relatively a fewer incidences of side-effects. Some or the occasional side-effects associated with its use are eye itching, eye irritation, dry eye, increased number of eyelashes, darkening of eyelids and Conjunctival hyperemia – a condition resulting in increased redness in the lining of the eye. Rarely, Careprost use can lead to cataracts, change of vision and eye infections.
Can generic Careprost be obtained in Australia?
Careprost is the generic version of Bimatoprost and can be obtained more easily than its brand version Latisse. There are a lot of restrictions associated with the availability of Latisse which makes it difficult to order it at times. Careprost being the generic version is more readily available along with being economical than others. It can also be conveniently ordered online.
What should I be careful about while using Careprost eyelash growth solution?
Careprost is meant to be used only on the upper lashes. Do not apply it on the lower lash or it will lead to abnormal hair growth in the lower lid portion. Strictly use it on the upper lashes and do not let it come in contact with the skin or other parts of the face as it may lead to hyper pigmentation and abnormal hair growth in those regions. Additionally, do not wear a contact lens while applying it as accidental contact with it may damage the lenses.
Does Careprost change the color of my eyes?
Careprost can lead to hyper pigmentation if exposed to skin or iris (the colored part around the pupil of an eye) on a prolonged basis. Being meant for the eyes, getting it inside the eye during application may not cause any serious symptomatic problems. But its long term contact with the eye can lead to hyper pigmentation of the iris giving the appearance of changed eye color.