Eyelash Enhancement (Latisse®)

Virginia Center For Plastic Surgery serves the areas of Arlington, Alexandria, Springfield, Fairfax County, & Washington DC

If you want longer, darker and thicker eyelashes without the need for mascara or extensions, Latisse may be just for you.

Latisse® is liquid medication that is applied to your eyelash line daily that grows your eyelashes thicker, longer and darker because of its active ingredient, bimatoprost. This amazing medication was originally used to treat patients with glaucoma. Physicians noted that glaucoma patients wound up with longer, darker, thicker eyelashes while on this medication. This finding was then developed further through years of research by Allergan, a pharmaceutical leader with over 60 years of expertise in prescription eye care products, the maker of Botox® Cosmetic and facial filler Juvéderm. Allergan has formulated the medication to be safe for people who do not have glaucoma.

How it Works

You will apply Latisse to the base of your upper eyelashes once a day. Within four to eight weeks, you will notice that your eyelashes become a little bit longer. It usually takes up to 16 weeks for your lashes to achieve their maximum length, darkness and fullness.

Eyelashes, like any hair that grows on your body, go through a three phase growth cycle:

  • The hair starts off in a resting phase. After it has grown for a "programmed" amount of time, the hair maintains its length and rests.
  • The hair then falls out and goes into a sleeping phase.
  • After the sleeping phase comes the growth phase.

Latisse works by prolonging the growth phase. When you start using Latisse, the hairs that are already in the growth phase are kept in the growth phase longer, allowing the eyelashes to grow longer. This is the effect you will see starting at about 4-8 weeks. As the next hairs come out of the sleeping phase, they too will be "captured" in the growth phase for a prolonged period of time. So, your lashes will appear to get thicker because there are more in the growth and resting phase at any one time than previously.

Your results will begin to show gradually, over night and with time. You may find you no longer need mascara.

These amazing eyedrops take just seconds to apply, and will give you sexy lashes in mere weeks. If you continue to use Latisse, you will always have eyelashes that are full and fluttering, without having to deal with applying and removing eye makeup. Unlike other beauty products and eyelash extensions, Latisse will give you natural, attractive lashes without looking overdone or exaggerated.

Other Information You Can Use

Once you have achieved the results you want, you may find that you can back off from nightly use to every other night or every third night and still have fabulous looking eyelashes. However, if you decide to stop using this treatment, your eyelashes will return to their previous state over the next few weeks to months. They will not thin to a state any less thick than the fullness they were when you began treatment.

About four percent of women who use Latisse experience itching or redness.

If you are interested in enhancing the appearance of your eyelashes and you live in the Alexandria, Virginia area, please contact our Alexandria plastic surgery office to schedule your initial consultation. Virginia cosmetic surgeon Dr. Eric Desman and the experienced staff of the Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery can help you achieve your cosmetic goals. Please call today.

"I really want to thank Dr. Desman and Kelley for making me feel special, like I was the only one in the world that matters, of course that’s not true but Dr. Desman’s treatment along with Kelley’s made me feel that way. I can’t wait till I get some more done so I can boast about that (his good work on me) and Kelley’s understanding and patience with me. Love, " L.

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