CIGNA members: Please note that you may receive a letter in the mail stating that The Dermatology Center of Indiana is no longer in your network. This communication from CIGNA is incorrect and we would like to reassure you that we are still in network with CIGNA. We look forward to continuing to service you and your family for all your dermatology needs.

Luscious Lashes for your Valentine with Latisse

Picture this . . . your eyelashes are SO long and luscious that they bump the inside of your sunglasses. What?! This can happen to YOU, with the regular use of Latisse! Latisse is a prescription treatment manufactured by Allergan for hypertrichosis , which is inadequate or not enough eyelashes. Simply put, Latisse extends the growth phase of the hairs. This produces longer, darker, and thicker lashes. Latisse contains bimatoprost, the same active ingredient that is in the glaucoma drug Lumigan. While treating patients for glaucoma, physicians noticed the uncharacteristic growth in the lashes, and Latisse was born—an amazing accidental discovery!

How does Latisse work? It is applied to the base of the eyelids once daily. One drop of Latisse is placed onto the provided applicator brush, and a new brush is used on each eye, each night. Swipe the brush along the skin of the upper eyelid, going from the inner part of your lash line to the outer part. Blot the excess, throw away the brush, and repeat for the other upper eyelid with a new applicator. It is that easy! Great eyelashes won’t happen overnight. You have to be patient and give Latisse 16 weeks to reach the full results. If you stop using Latisse, the appearance of your eyelashes will return to the way they looked before you started using the product. If you keep up with your daily Latisse, expect to get many compliments on your beautiful lashes!

At The Dermatology Center of Indiana we understand the importance of being a wise consumer and researching new products before adding them into your daily routine. Consequently, we should discuss the “Latisse myth” floating around that the product will change your eye color. Some potential users are wary of the misconception that using Latisse will change their eye color. In extremely rare instances, there was a change in eye color when the glaucoma medication was applied directly to the cornea. In studies done with Latisse, Allergan found NO REPORTS of change in eye color. Keep in mind, Latisse is using a smaller concentration, and it is going on the eyelid, not directly into the eyeball.

This month at The Dermatology Center of Indiana, we’re offering free Latisse with your lip filler purchase (minimum purchase of 2 syringes). It’s a great time to get your Latisse. Call us at (317) 624-2655. LIKE us on Facebook to stay in touch with news, promotions and GIVEAWAYS—we’ve been known to run a Latisse giveaway every now and then!

Disclaim: This blog pro­vides gen­eral infor­ma­tion and dis­cus­sion about medical, cosmetic, mohs, and surgical dermatology. The words and other con­tent pro­vided in this blog, and in any linked mate­ri­als, are not intended and should not be con­strued as med­ical advice. If the reader or any other per­son has a med­ical con­cern, he or she should con­sult with an appropriately-licensed dermatologist or other health care worker.

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