Chevy Chase Facial Plastic Surgery is pleased to offer Latisse® to the Washington, DC area. Latisse® is an FDA-approved prescription treatment that is used to grow eyelashes, making them thicker, darker and longer. It is believed to work by affecting the growth phase of the eyelashes in two ways: first, it lengthens the time of the phase and second, it increases the number of hairs that grow during this phase. Typically, patients see a significant difference in as little as 8 weeks.
Latisse® is easily applied every night to the base of your upper eyelashes. Special applicators come with each kit so that there is no risk of transmission of infection to the eye. One sterile applicator is used for each eye and discarded after use, preventing any cross-contamination. The application takes seconds, yielding minimal interruption to your nightly routine.
Most people are able to use Latisse®. However, people who have been diagnosed with eye pressure problems, are currently taking medication for eye pressure problems or have risk factors for glaucoma should consult their doctor or eye care specialist first.
The safety and effectiveness of Latisse® has been evaluated in clinical trials. The most common side effects include eye itching or redness. Other side effects include skin darkening, eye irritation, dryness, or redness of the eyelids.
Schedule your appointment to find out more about this exciting new product. Combined with other treatments such as BOTOX® and Brow Shaping, it is the product you have been waiting for.