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LATISSE™ Eyelash Treatment

Top New York plastic surgeon Dr. Darrick Antell is board certified in plastic surgery, emphasizing aesthetic/cosmetic surgery.  One of the treatments Dr. Antell offers is LATISSE™ eyelash treatments.  LATISSE™ enhances your natural eyelashes by promoting eyelash growth, resulting in longer, thicker, darker eyelashes.*

What is LATISSE™?

LATISSE™ is an innovative new FDA-approved treatment for eyelash lengthening.  Available by prescription only, LATISSE™ can help enhance patient eyelashes in three areas:  length, thickness and darkness.  For patients suffering from inadequate eyelashes (hypotrichosis), daily drops of LATISSE™ can promote the growth of long and lush natural eyelashes.

How does LATISSE™ work?

The active ingredient in LATISSE™, bimatoprost, has been approved by the FDA since 2001 to treat elevated eye pressure in patients with glaucoma.  Doctors noticed that those patients treated with bimatoprost grew longer, thicker and darker eyelashes.  While it’s not certain exactly how LATISSE™ promotes eyelash growth, it’s believed that the drug extends the duration of the eyelash growth cycle, as well as induces more hairs to grow longer during the cycle. 

What kind of results can I expect?

With LATISSE™, you can expect to grow beautiful natural eyelashes that are longer, darker and thicker than you have now.  LATISSE™ works gradually, with noticeable improvements after four weeks, and full results after 16 weeks of treatment.  By the 16th week, 78% of patients saw significant increases in eyelash length, fullness and darkness, according to a clinical study.  It’s important to remember that LATISSE™ must be administered every day for the best results.*

How is LATISSE™ administered?

It’s easy. Patients use disposable, sterile applicators to apply a drop of LATISSE™ to the base of their upper eyelashes every night before bed.  While treatments are self-administered, it’s important to remember that LATISSE™ is available by prescription only through a doctor’s office.  Dr. Antell will help you determine whether LATISSE™ treatments are right for you. 

How much does LATISSE™ cost?

A 30-day supply of LATISSE™, costing $120, is available by prescription through Dr. Antell’s office. 

How do I get started?

While most people are good candidates for LATISSE™, Dr. Antell should evaluate you for certain conditions like eye infections or irritated eyelid skin.  To find out if you’re a good candidate for LATISSE™, schedule an appointment online at our office.  

What are the possible side effects of LATISSE™?

LATISSE™ is the only drug approved by the FDA to help grow longer eyelashes.  Approximately 4% of patients using LATISSE™ reported itchy eyes and/or eye redness.  Less common side effects could include skin darkening around the treatment area, eye irritation or dryness, and redness in the eyelids.

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Dear Patients,

We hope this finds you and your family in good health during these difficult times. For those who may have suffered a loss, we extend our deepest sympathies.

As many of you know, we decided to shift our practice almost entirely to telemedicine when the COVID-19 pandemic started. Being located in the heart of New York City, we felt this was a necessary decision to help keep you and our other valued patients safe. We want to thank you for your patience and understanding throughout the last few months as we navigated the new and unique challenges that this health crisis has thrust upon us.

We are happy to announce that we have resumed seeing patients for consultations, office procedures (including Botox and fillers), follow-up appointments, and elective surgeries. Please know that, as always, we are dedicated to providing our patients with the safest possible environment. With our own NYS registered and fully accredited operating room, we are able to perform all procedures in an environment that is clean, safe, and secure. Our office is following all recommended guidance from public health authorities, both local and federal, including best practices for hygiene, infection control, and office staff health. As a result, our office might look a bit different than it has on previous visits. We are implementing numerous new protocols, including limiting the number of patients we see each day, minimizing the number of people in our waiting room, and continually and thoroughly cleaning all surfaces and exam rooms to sanitize between patients. Please know that our staff will be utilizing the appropriate PPE to protect patients and themselves.

In order to keep our office a safe space for both patients and staff members, we are asking for your cooperation with the following:

  • Every patient must complete a screening questionnaire for COVID-19 exposure and symptoms prior to your appointment. We will be discussing these questions with you when we call to confirm your appointment. If there are any concerns, we may need to change your visit to telehealth.
  • All patients must wear a mask when entering the office (cloth or homemade is fine). Upon arrival to the office, we will ask you to clean your hands with sanitizer and will provide you with gloves.
  • Anyone entering the office, including staff, will have their temperature taken with a non-contact thermometer. Therefore, upon arriving to the office, please ring the doorbell to be properly screened prior to entering.
  • Patients should come alone for their appointment if possible. If you would like to bring a spouse, caregiver, parent, or friend, we must be notified at least 24 hours in advance of your appointment to make the necessary arrangements.

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors, and friends.

Sincerely,
Darrick E. Antell, MD, FACS

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