Although Dr. Mozayeni and Providence Eye & Laser Specialists focuses on laser vision correction and your general eye health, we also understand that many women today would love to have longer, thicker eye lashes. When such a product was approved by the FDA, Dr. Mozayeni knew this was something his patients would want.
LATISSE® is the first and only prescription treatment approved by the FDA for inadequate or not enough eyelashes, growing them longer, fuller and darker. It is an eye medication, and an eye exam is required prior to starting Lattise as well as annually while using it.
LATISSE® makes lash growth possible because of its active ingredient: bimatoprost. Although the precise mechanism of action is not known, research suggests that the growth of eyelashes occurs by increasing the percent of hairs in, and the duration of, the anagen (or growth) phase. Lashes can grow longer, thicker and darker because bimatoprost can also prolong this growth phase.
LATISSE® is FDA-approved and effective. Just ask any of the women at our office or look at their lashes. It’s a once-a-day treatment you apply topically to the base of your upper eyelashes. Patients in a clinical trial saw results in as few as 8 weeks with full results after 12 to 16 weeks. After results are noticed, many patients (including our own staff) tell us they can maintain the results with less than once a day use. Many feel that a single bottle can last them over 2 to 3 months once they have achieved good results with consistent use in the first 3 months.
LATISSE® is a treatment for inadequate or not enough eyelashes, and was developed through years of research by Allergan, a pharmaceutical leader with over 60 years of expertise in prescription eye care products.
You must have a general eye exam at Providence Eye prior to Dr. Mozayeni providing you LATISSE®. This is a prescription eye medication and it does have some minor side effects, which can be explained during your exam.