No simple thing makes you feel more beautiful than long, dark, luscious eyelashes. Now you can have these thanks to Latisse®.
At The Center For Plastic Surgery in Highlands, NC, Dr. Robert Buchanan offers Latisse®. Latisse was developed from a drug to treat glaucoma (Lumigan – bimatoprost) after users noticed eyelash growth and darkening as a side effect. Because it was designed as an intraocular drug, it is safe around the eyes. Made by the same company that makes Botox®, it is the first drug FDA approved to treat inadequate eyelashes, and it really does grow longer, darker and thicker lashes.
It is applied initially each night to the upper lashes. Since blinking spreads the product to the lower lashes, this reduces the risk of skin darkening of the skin or hair growth around the eye from too much product on the skin. After 2-4 months, you may be able to reduce application to 2-3 times a week.
Other side effects can be darkening of the iris (the colored part of the eye), especially in people with hazel eyes, redness, and itching. If any of these occur, we are always available for advice and treatment.
While not FDA approved for this, we have found that it also darkens and enhances the eyebrows.