From the red carpets of Hollywood to Cleopatra’s famous Kohl liner, dramatic, jet-black lashes have long been synonymous with an irresistible feminine mystique. But since not everyone was blessed with a thick, lush set, women have turned to irritating glues, messy mascaras and cumbersome lash curlers, which act as temporary – and time-consuming – band-aids. Until Latisse, that is.
Developed by Allergan, Latisse is a groundbreaking semi-permanent prescription that is clinically proven to stimulate the production of thicker, fuller, darker-looking lashes. Designed to address Eyelash Hypotrichosis – the medical term for lack of eyelashes – Latisse is a topical ophthalmic solution that is applied to the base of the upper eyelashes, along the lash line.
After just four weeks of nightly application, lashes appear more defined, with full results manifest at week 16. Results stay as long as you continue using the product. Lashes will gradually return to their prior appearance if you stop the required weekly application.
Latisse is FDA-approved and side effects are almost unheard of, although some patients report mild redness immediately post-application. Other patients have experienced slight irritation or itching that generally decreases after a few weeks of treatment. Latisse is safe for individuals who wear contact lenses, however it should only be applied after removing your lenses for the night.
As with any prescription medication, Dr. Rivkin will review your medical history and conduct a consultation prior to treatment to ensure you’re an appropriate candidate. Individuals with a history of allergies, elevated intraocular pressure, chronic eye infections, or other related conditions might not be suitably qualified.
A single prescription of Latisse lasts over 30 days. Call us to schedule your complimentary consultation. Your lashes will thank you.