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Latisse for Eyelash Treatment

Written by Dr. Rokhsar

Latisse Eyelash EnhancementThere are hundreds of different ways to appear to have longer lashes. Fake eyelashes with messy glue, makeup tricks, curlers, diets, transplants, over-the-counter drugs, and more are all inconvenient methods that could be avoided.

Latisse is the first and only FDA-approved prescription treatment for eyelashes. The results are thicker, longer and darker lashes. Beautiful actress and model Brooke Shields even suggests using Latisse for longer, fuller lashes. It is not only a safe alternative to the chaos of other methods, but it is also delicate to the sensitive surrounding area.

Dr. Rokhsar, a board-certified dermatologist and leading cosmetic expert, performs Latisse in New York and Long Island. Thanks to his decades of experience as a cosmetic dermatologist and active medical researcher, Dr. Rokhsar is an expert in innovative technologies like Latisse. If you want to learn more about his work, contact New York Cosmetic, Skin, and Laser, Surgery Center and book a consultation today.

BEFORELatisse - Before and After 16 weekAFTER

*Results may vary.

Latisse Overview

Women and men of all ages become conscious when their eyelashes are falling out and eyes do not seem to stand out with respect to other facial features. The eyelashes become weaker and delicate and result in abnormal falling out. Lack of nutrients in diet, frequent rubbing of the eyes, etc. makes your eyelashes sparse. Latisse is the solution for many to help lengthen, thicken and darken eyelashes.

Latisse is a prescription treatment for growing longer, thicker, and darker eyelashes. It is applied once daily topically along the lash line for a 16-week treatment period. Not only is Latisse safe for use in the delicate and sensitive ophthalmic area, but it is clinically proven highly effective in nearly 80% of patients.

With over 1.5 million bottles of Latisse prescribed last year alone, it is becoming an increasingly popular, cost-effective, and convenient way to achieve markedly more voluminous eyelashes. As a prescription-only treatment, it is more effective than any other over the counter alternatives.

How Does Latisse Work?

Though the exact mechanism of action is unknown, Latisse works by affecting the growth phase of the eyelashes, both lengthening the phase itself as well as increasing the number of hairs growing. Latisse is applied to the base of the upper lashes and is clinically proven to be highly effective in almost 80 percent of patients.

Patients that dab Latisse on each night before bed will start to see longer lashes after 4 weeks and full results are achieved in 16 weeks. The medication will automatically spread to the lower lashes when you blink.

Results Expectations

After 4 weeks, patients can begin seeing longer lashes, with full results achieved in 16 weeks. Following this time period, patients can discuss follow-up maintenance programs with Dr. Rokhsar.

Bimatoprost is the medical compound and Latisse is the brand name it was approved under by the FDA. At first, bimatoprost was marketed under the name Lumigan, which was used as prescription eye drops to treat glaucoma. When the eyedrops came in contact with eyelashes, they began to grow as an unexpected side effect, which ultimately led to the creation and marketing of Latisse as an eyelash growth prescription.

Eyelash improvements will last as long as it is being applied, in other words, eyelashes will return to their original growth length once you stop applying Latisse. Millions of bottles have been sold since its release in 2010, and with millions of satisfied customers, it is worth avoiding fake knock-offs, tricks, and aggravation.

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Latisse - Before and After 16 week, patient 2
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*Results may vary.

How to Apply Latisse

Use this medication once daily in the evening or as directed by Dr. Rokhsar, who has provided Latisse since its FDA-approval. To apply this medication, wash your hands and face first. Remove any makeup and contact lenses.

Contact lenses may be reinserted 15 minutes after applying this medication. Place one drop of this medication onto the provided applicator. Then immediately draw the applicator carefully across the skin of the upper eyelid margin at the bottom of the eyelashes going from the inner part of your lash line to the outer part. Blot any excess solution that is applied beyond the eyelid margin.

Throw away the applicator after applying the medication. Repeat with a new applicator for the other upper eyelid. This medication is not for use on the lower eyelids. If any medication gets into the eye, do not rinse your eye. It is not likely to cause any harm if this medication gets into the eye, because it is the same medication that is used in the eyes to treat glaucoma.

To avoid contamination, do not touch the dropper tip or let it touch your eyelashes or any other surface. Do not rinse the dropper. Replace the dropper cap after each use, and keep the cap tightly closed.

Risks and Side-Effects of Latisse

Side effects of Latisse occur in only about 4% of patients, and include minor eye irritation, skin darkening, dryness, redness, and burning. Patients are also instructed to remove contact lenses prior to application, and insert them 15 minutes afterward.

Though some patients may have heard conflicting reports about Latisse changing the color of one’s eyes, these reports are extremely rare, and occurred only when the products in Latisse were applied directly to the eye.

iLash By Latisse: See How You Can Lengthen Your Lashes

Inadequately short or thin eyelashes is a condition called hypotrichosis, but can be treated with the 16-week daily application of Latisse to gradually stimulate eyelash growth. Considering it was originally designed to treat the eyes, it is already proven a safe product that now has a clinically proven 80 percent effectiveness rate for patients. It has become increasingly popular with its proven results, so popular in fact, they have made an app out of it.

It is called “iLash Studio” and is designed for iPhones, iPods, and iPads. Keep in mind that it can only provide a potential patient with a visualization of what your eyelashes would look like if you used Latisse.

The app is geared to help patients along with treatment tips and possible questions to ask your doctor and treatment tips. Potential patients will be able to read FAQs and a gallery with real women and their personal experiences with Latisse. There is no need to purchase the medication or even be prescribed the medication before downloading Latisse.

Why Choose Dr. Rokhsar for Latisse in NYC?

Leading cosmetic expert and board-certified dermatologist Dr. Rokhsar stays up-to-date with the latest treatments for the skin, hair, and nails, including Latisse. He has undergone extensive training and has prescribed Latisse for hundreds of happy patients in New York and Long Island.

If you want to learn more about working with Dr. Rokhsar, contact New York Cosmetic, Skin, and Laser, Surgery Center and book a consultation today.