Lash & Brow Enhancements
Have your eyelashes fallen out or become shorter, less dark, and hard to see? Have your eyelashes lost the youthful appearance they once had? If the answer to either of these questions is yes Dr. John McCann at the Center For Facial Appearances can help.
The FDA approved a treatment to lengthen, increase the width and the darkness of eyelashes. This new product is called Latisse and it is brought to us by the same company that brought us popular cosmetic treatments such as Botox and Juvederm. Latisse is available by prescription only.
The Center for Facial Appearances is the ideal place to get your prescription for Latisse as our doctors are experts in facial and eyelid beauty as well as board certified eyelid surgeons. Come to the Center for Facial Appearances to get a comprehensive consult on what you can do to enhance eyelid and facial beauty and to learn how Latisse may play a roll.
Lash and Brow enhancements are a smart solution to accentuate your eyes, create more contrast in your skin tone and hair color, or to give a more dramatic effect. Lash and Brow tinting is simply coloring the hair to complement a new hair color or to darken light hair. Waxing the brow to change shape or volume effectively lifts and opens the eyes. With these treatments your eyes will appear more vibrant and your facial appearance will have more balance.
- Lash Tinting $20
- Lash Extensions (Full Set $150) (Fill $60)
- Brow Tinting $15
- Brow Waxing $20
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Latisse?
Latisse is an FDA approved drug called Bimotoprost.
Why is it important that the FDA has approved Latisse?
Most cosmetic treatments are not approved by the FDA. The fact that Latisse was approved by the FDA means that Latisse was tested and found to be safe, but also effective in growing longer thicker eyelashes. Most cosmetic treatments are proven to be safe but they are not held by any government agency to be effective. This is why many cosmetic companies are allowed to make claims which are not scientifically valid or true and this is why you can be assured that those claims made about Latisse are scientifically valid and true.
Are there other FDA approved treatments for short or not enough eyelashes?
How does Latisse work?
It is not known for certain, but most likely it prolongs the growth phase (anagen) of eyelashes allowing them to grow longer and thicker.
How long does it take for Latisse to make my lashes look longer and thicker?
4-8 weeks to begin to notice improvement and 16 weeks for improvement to be complete.
How often do I apply Latisse?
One time daily, typically before going to bed.
What do I need to do to prepare my lids for application of Latisse?
Remove any contact lens and wash away your makeup.
How do I apply Latisse?
Special applicators are included with the medication to apply the medicine to the lashes on your upper eyelid each evening. Put a drop of medication on the applicator and rub the applicator along the skin at the base of the eyelashes of the upper eyelid. Blot away any excess. Use a fresh applicator for each eyelid.
Can Latisse have side effects?
4% of patients develop itchy red eyes. This is typically noted right after application of the medication and last only a short time. In some cases this resolved within a couple of weeks and in others it required stopping the treatment.
Will Latisse damage my eyes if I get it in them?
Latisse is an ophthalmic solution that is prescribed to put in the eyes to treat glaucoma. If you get it in your eyes accidentally simply wash your eyes with water and in general try to avoid putting it in your eyes.
Will Latisse lower the pressure in my eye as it does when this medication is used to treat glaucoma?
Using the applicators included with the medicine delivers a much lower dose of medicine to the eye as compared to putting drops directly into the eye to treat glaucoma. In clinical studies Latisse used with the applicators did not alter intraocular pressure.
Will the medication cause the color of my eyelid skin to change?
This occurs rarely in the area of the lid where the medication is applied and is reported to be reversible if the medication is stopped.
Can this medication alter the color of my eye?
This has not been demonstrated to occur when Latisse is applied to the upper eyelid skin with the applicator. This occurs in about 1% of patients when the medication is put directly into the eye in a 20 fold higher dose to treat glaucoma.
What is hypotrichosis?
A medical term for inadequate or not enough eyelashes.
Dr. McCann offers additional cosmetic treatments. Learn more about them.