Latisse

What is LatisseTM and how does it work?

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Brought to you by Allergan (the makers of Botox and Juvederm), Latisse, also known as bimatoprost, is the only product scientifically proven and approved by the FDA to stimulate longer and thicker eyelash growth. Latisse is a topical product available only by prescription. Latisse was discovered to stimulate eyelash growth in patients who used Lumigan, a prescription eye drop for glaucoma.

The way Latisse works is lashes continue to grow without their normal shedding process, growing l onger until they have reached the desired length. To maintain the growth and desired length, treatments must be administered 2-3 times per week. Additionally, Latisse has also been shown to stimulate eyebrow growth in some patients.

Instructions

We suggest using Latisse differently than as described in their instructions as we have seen better results when applied as follows: Clean and dry your eyelids before applying the product in the morning. To apply, pour 1-2 drops into the bottle cap and dip in an eyeliner brush. Brush should be wet but should not drip. Apply the product along the base of the upper lashes, like eyeliner, once a day. Latisse instructions advise against applying to lower eyelids, lower lashes and eyebrows, but these areas can also be treated with the product. Avoid getting the solution into your eyes or on the skin under your eyes. Any solution that ends up in or on these areas should not cause side effects. If you intend to reuse your eyeliner brush, be sure to rinse it well with water after each use and keep in a clean plastic bag. It is fine to apply makeup immediately afterwards.

What to Expect From Your Latisse in New York

Significant eyelash growth is seen usually within 4-8 weeks. However, it can take up to 3 months for certain patients. Once lashes have reached their desired length, minimize applications to 2-3 times weekly, as this is needed to maintain results. If application is discontinued, the eyelashes will revert to their normal shedding process and return to their pretreatment condition within 2-4 weeks.

Safety

When used as directed, Latisse has been clinically proven to be safe and have no serious side effects. Typical side effects reported were minor, such as temporary redness of the eye or eyelids. When used in the eye for glaucoma daily, darkening of the skin under the eyes or the irises have been reported. Be sure to read the package insert for more details.

Before and after photos of patients using Lumigan/Latisse:

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Please call 800-433-7410 (Tarrytown) or 845-294-2108 (Goshen) or email us for more information or to set up an appointment for a consultation.

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