When it comes to facial features, not a whole lot of attention is spent on the eyelashes. Individuals who feel that their profiles are lacking often consider improving other features first, such as the nose, cheeks and mouth, but more dramatic eyelashes can also subtly enhance your natural beauty.
At Nancy Shibayama, M.D., Inc., our Latisse® treatments are the only FDA-approved solution for longer, fuller, thicker lashes. Contact us today at one of our locations in Auburn and Roseville in California to schedule a consultation with Dr. Shibayama and find out how Latisse® can improve your facial features.
What is Latisse®?
Latisse® is the only prescription treatment for thin or sparse eyelashes. Before treatment, eye makeup and contact lenses should be removed. Then, using a sterile applicator, brush Latisse® onto the upper eyelid margin at the bottom of the eyelashes. A second sterile applicator is supplied for use on the other upper eyelid. Latisse® is not used on the lower eyelids.
During treatment, it is important to make sure that the applicator is not cross-contaminated in order to eliminate the risk of adverse effects and eye infections. Once the medication is applied, the body will gradually begin to grow fuller, thicker lashes over the course of 16 weeks.
Doctor Shibayama will instruct you on how to properly and safely apply Latisse®.
How Often Will I Need to Use Latisse®?
Latisse® is not a one-time treatment. Although visible results can be seen a few weeks after treatment, maximum benefits are achieved with regular use. Using more of the medication than is recommended will not cause Latisse® to work faster, and lashes will return to their former appearance if treatment is stopped.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Although Latisse® has been clinically tested and approved, minor side effects such as redness, itching, discomfort and dryness in the eyes can occur. If the applicator touches other areas of the body frequently, hair growth can occur in these areas as well. Doctor Shibayama will be available if side effects worsen or do not subside.
Am I a Good Candidate for Latisse®?
Individuals with thin or sparse eyelashes that do not have a medical history of chronic eye disorders may be candidates for Latisse®. Prior to treatment, an allergy test may be performed in order to eliminate the risk of allergic reactions to the treatment. During your consultation, Dr. Shibayama will assess several factors to determine if Latisse® is right for you.
Contact Nancy Shibayama, M.D., Inc. today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Shibayama and find out how Latisse® can create thicker, fuller eyelashes and enhance your natural beauty.