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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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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

The COVID-19 epidemic has created unprecedented circumstances for our community. Our practice has been paying close attention to the guidelines put in place by the government and the CDC and we want to reassure you that, as always, your health and well-being is our primary concern.

With this in mind, we would like to offer virtual consultations to patients. To schedule a virtual consultation, please click here or call our office at (212)-988-4040.

Please know that we are constantly updating our services and staffing according to the local and national recommendations and doing our part to make sure that you are protected.

We continue to exercise all the latest recommendations that are handed down by the CDC. Our preventative measures include:

  • Fully training all staff members to understand the disease process and its modes of transmission.
  • Asking all staff, vendors and ancillary personnel to refrain from coming to the office if they have any signs or symptoms of a cold or an upper respiratory tract infection.
  • Asking every patient to refrain from coming to the office if they have any symptoms and inquiring about any pertinent travel history.
  • Hand-washing, as this continues to be the most important mode of prevention. Although it is something that we have always constantly done, we are now doing so with heightened vigilance and attention.
  • Constantly sanitizing all surfaces (which we have always done as an accredited facility). However, we have now increased this routine and are wiping down all surfaces, desks, door handles, keyboards and restroom facilities multiple times each day.

Although Covid-19 is a serious issue, we strongly believe that it will pass and hopefully make our infrastructure and our ability to deal with pandemics in this country even better than it currently is. We are closely monitoring this situation on a real-time basis and will update our practice’s guidelines as needed to protect our patients.

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