Eyelashes are an important component of eye beauty. As with many other things, they diminish and become less prominent with age. Make up (i.e. mascara) and eyelash extensions can give the illusion of thicker and longer lashes, but it is temporary. While there are many eyelash lengthening/thickening products on the market, the one that gets the most attention and is FDA approved is Latisse. It has been featured by celebrity spokesmodels, including Brooke Shields, Christina Hendricks, and Clair Danes.
Latisse works by prolonging the growth cycles of the eyelashes, making them longer, thicker and darker over time. Noticeable results typically occur after six weeks, with full results after 12-16 weeks. Unfortunately, if you stop using the product, your lashes will slowly return to their previous state.
They are very few rare side effects other than transient irritation of the skin or the eye. They include pigmentation of the skin and the iris. There are also a few contraindications, which is why you should see your ophthalmologist or oculoplastic surgeon for clearance prior to using and have periodic checkups.
For more information about Dr. Taban and the Latisse procedure please visit his website at TabanMD.com
9735 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 204
Beverly Hills, Ca 90212
Los Angeles, Santa Barbara
Dr. Mehryar (Ray) Taban is one of the few board certified surgeons who is a member of the American Society of Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS), diplomat of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS), and the American Board of Ophthalmology (AAO or ABO). Dr. Taban specializes in eyelid and facial plastic (cosmetic and reconstructive) surgery. He uses the latest technology in surgery, including minimal incision techniques, to provide quicker recovery times and natural outcomes. Learn more about Dr. Taban here.