Thick, luscious eyelashes give the appearance a youthful, refreshed look. Unfortunately, aging can cause the lashes to thin and shorten. Women in Napa Valley turn to Plastic Surgery Associates to restore younger, rejuvenated eyes with LATISSE. The innovative, prescription treatment provides unique benefits in eyelash growth. Fuller, longer, and darker lashes can be seen in only weeks with LATISSE, resulting in brighter eyes and a more beautiful appearance.
LATISSE at Plastic Surgery Associates:
LATISSE is a topical treatment designed to treat hypotrichosis, or inadequate eyelashes. Applied daily, LATISSE drops will extend the growth phase of the lashes, allowing them time to lengthen naturally. Additionally, the medication transitions more hair follicles into the growth phase, making the lashes fuller, thicker, and darker. LATISSE was created by Allergan, the same company responsible for wrinkle-erasing injectable, BOTOX COSMETIC. When applied nightly, the topical medication can take years off of the appearance by making the eyes look more open and awake without surgery, incisions, or the chance of infection. Plastic Surgery Associates’ Dr. Francisco Canales and Dr. Heather Furnas will work with each individual patient to determine if prescription LATISSE can improve their lashes.
The LATISSE Consultation in Santa Rosa:
Individuals frustrated with short, sparse lashes should schedule a complimentary LATISSE consultation at Santa Rosa’s Plastic Surgery Associates. During this appointment, Dr. Furnas or Dr. Canales will explain the LATISSE process and the expected results. Before and after pictures of recent LATISSE patients can assist in visualizing the potential results. After a quick examination of the lashes and facial tissues, the surgeon will then determine if LATISSE is the right treatment choice.
The Ideal Candidate for LATISSE:
Both men and women struggling with too few lashes, thinning lashes, or short lashes can see a dramatic benefit with topical LATISSE. Tired, aging eyes can look rested and refreshed as the lashes are restored. Ideal candidates will understand the LATISSE treatment plan, commit to the daily product application, and hold reasonable expectations for their results. Those individuals who are allergic to bimatoprost (the active ingredient in LATISSE) should not move forward with the treatment. During the consultation appointment, Dr. Canales and Dr. Furnas will review the benefits and risks of LATISSE, determining if the treatment is recommended.
The LATISSE Process:
LATISSE is a topical solution that is applied at home, nightly. After washing the face, and removing contact lenses, the LATISSE solution can be applied using a sterile applicator. Using a small drop of solution, patients will place LATISSE along the upper lash line. Applying LATISSE takes only minutes and causes no discomfort. LATISSE is made to use along the upper lashes only, not below the eye.
When consistently applied, LATISSE will encourage real eyelash growth. Bimatoprost, the active ingredient in LATISSE, causes the lashes to stay in their growth cycle for an extended time, allowing them to naturally become long and silky. Additionally, LATISSE encourages more of these hairs to enter the growth phase at the same time, which means a fuller lash line and thicker lashes.
Recovery & Results of LATISSE:
There is no downtime required following the application of LATISSE. Patients are instructed to apply the product at night, after removing makeup and contact lenses. Once applied, eye makeup and mascara can be worn, as usual. The benefits of LATISSE will take three to four weeks to first appear. After about four months, patients will see maximum results, as the lashes grow long and lush.
Once the topical solution is no longer being used daily, the results will dissipate. Over the following several weeks, the lashes will return to their original appearance.
Risks from LATISSE:
LATISSE has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a safe and effective method for restoring long, lush eyelashes. Although the treatment is not known for complications, as with any medication, there are minor risks. Patients should be aware that LATISSE can result in itchy, dry, red eyes, darkened eyelids, darkened brown pigmentation around the iris, and on the rare occasion, increased hair growth around the eyes. At the LATISSE consultation, Dr. Canales and Dr. Furnas will review all of the potential side effects of treatment, while determining if the product is right for the unique situation.
Achieve Beautiful lashes with LATISSE:
There is no better time to find out if LATISSE can provide the full, long eyelashes of your youth. Request an online consultation at Plastic Surgery Associates or call 707.537.2111 to schedule a complimentary, in-person appointment with Dr. Heather Furnas, Dr. Francisco Canales, or one of our experienced aesthetic professionals. Those coming to the Napa Valley for the first time are encouraged to speak with a patient coordinator for travel, accommodation, and dining recommendations.
What is LATISSE from Plastic Surgery Associates?
LATISSE is a revolutionary, FDA-approved, topical medication that brings out longer, thicker upper lashes. With a quick, at-home application, most patients can begin to grow fuller, more beautiful lashes in just four weeks.
How is LATISSE applied?
LATISSE is a topical solution that is applied directly onto the upper lash line every night at home. After removing make up, cleaning the eye area, and taking out contact lenses, patients can smooth the LATISSE serum along the base of the top lashes.
What are the limitations, following the application of LATISSE?
There is no downtime needed after applying LATISSE. The product should be used in the evening. Makeup, mascara, and contact lenses can be worn immediately after treatment.
Does LATISSE pose any risk for complications?
LATISSE is FDA-approved as a safe treatment for filling in thinning eyelashes. Side-effects of the treatment can include red, dry, itchy eyes. On rare occasions, a darkening of the eyelid can be seen, as well as increased brown pigment in the iris or unwanted hair growth on the skin surrounding the eye.
Are the results from LATISSE permanent?
The benefits from LATISSE can be long lasting. However, it is important that you continue to use the mediation daily to extend your results. If you stop using LATISSE, your lashes may no longer grow to the desired length or thickness.
LATISSE at a Glance
|Purpose:||The topical solution is applied using a sterile applicator to the upper lash line nightly. The face should be clean, makeup removed, and contact lenses taken out before each application.|
|Procedure:||Applied in the evening, LATISSE has no restrictions. Patients can wear contacts and makeup, as usual, immediately after application.|
|Results:||In four weeks, patients will see thicker, fuller lashes. With daily application, the full results from LATISSE will be apparent in three to four months.|
|Related Procedures:||Eyelid Lift, Facelift, BOTOX COSMETIC|