Long, lush eyelashes have been a beauty standard for centuries, traditionally associated with starlets and supermodels. But many women find that getting the alluring look that comes with long, thick lashes is often messy, uncomfortable, and expensive. At Dermatology Specialists, we offer LATISSE® – a highly effective alternative to mascara, false eyelashes, and eyelash extensions in San Diego and Riverside Counties. LATISSE is a topical treatment that can help your lashes to grow longer, thicker, and darker, creating a youthful, doe-eyed look that lasts.
Produced by the makers of BOTOX® Cosmetic, LATISSE is the first and only FDA-approved prescription treatment used to grow eyelashes. When applied nightly to the base of the upper lashes, the LATISSE solution stimulates the growth of longer, thicker, darker eyelashes, with noticeable results at 8 weeks, and realization of full results at approximately 16 weeks.
The most common side effects of LATISSE are itching and irritation of the eyes and the eyelid skin, which occur in a very small percentage of users. LATISSE may also cause a narrow darkening of the upper eyelid skin along the lash line. Although not reported in clinical studies, LATISSE use may also cause an increase in brown pigmentation on the colored part of the eye which may be permanent.
Our Riverside and San Diego County LATISSE patients are typically very satisfied with their results and continue using the product to maintain their longer, fuller lashes. However, if you discontinue use of LATISSE, your lashes will simply go back to their normal, pre-treatment appearance.
If you would like to talk to one of our dermatologists in Riverside or San Diego County about LATISSE click here to request a consultation at Dermatology Specialists, Inc. or call our office nearest you to schedule your appointment.