Latisse is a prescribed treatment used to restore the eyelashes and make them stronger, thicker, longer and darker. The surgeons of Prima Center for Plastic Surgery in Duluth suggest Latisse if you are someone who suffers from bothersome eyelash hypotrichosis and are seeking a harmless treatment option to restore your eyelashes. Patients can expect to see results in as soon as 4 weeks, with full results after 16 weeks. Because the effects of Latisse are not permanent, patients have the opportunity to continue with this treatment after their prescription is empty. To learn how Latisse can improve the growth of your eyelashes and find out cost information, contact our office to meet with our qualified surgeons and staff.
"Dr. Philip Nakano has a genuine personality! Excellent bedside manners and cares a great deal about his patients. His facial procedures are beautiful! I trust him."- C.E. / Facebook / Aug 25, 2015
"For years I struggled with mid section weight gain in the lower belly. No matter how many diets, exercise, healthy eating, counting carbs/macros I couldn’t even make a dent in the lower belly. It was depressing to say the least. I decided to look into a Tummy Tuck. Had several consultations with different surgeons. My concern was safety #1. I didn’t want a doctor to cut corners or a doctor that was all about IG likes and followers. When I met Dr Song I knew I would be safe. He also told me no diet or exercise would free me of the bottom belly area that it would need to be surgically removed. I didn’t really set any expectations because in my mind ANYTHING would be better than what I was currently living with. Now 6 weeks post op from TT/MR/Lipo to flanks and under chin and I not only look AMAZING but I feel even better than I look. My midsection speaks for its self. I followed every instruction and I healed great. Even the incision line looks great! Swelling sucks but even on my now worst days is better than my previous best days. The words thank you just aren’t enough. Dr Song you gave me my confidence back and I will forever be grateful."- D.W. / Google / Dec 20, 2021
"My son and I had a small procedure done at Prima, and I was quite impressed to say the least. Dr. Song, and Adriana were hospitable and made us feel very comfortable. They answered any questions or concerns we had. Adriana was awesome, she held my son’s hand and reassured him when he was nervous. Dr. Song was very gentle, and talked with my son through the entire procedure. I mentioned Dr. Song was gentle, and when I tell you I could hardly feel that needle (for numbing) go in, I mean I could barely feel it. The procedures were quick and easy, and my son and I are more than pleased with our results. I am looking forward to go back for my next procedure. Thank you Dr. Song and Adriana, you guys were fantastic! 🤗"- A.F. / Google / Dec 17, 2021
"Dr. Song is the BEST doctor I saw. He is very realistic and honest about everything. That’s the kind of doctor you want to be performing your surgery. He is very professional and his team is the best!! I honestly will miss seeing them. If I ever go back under the knife, it will be Dr. Song."- V.S. / Google / Nov 13, 2021
"Dr. Song is the best kept secret in the state of Georgia. He is a double board certified plastic surgeon he is extremely knowledgeable in his field, compassionate, patient and takes pride in his work. He has more than EXCEEDED my expectations. Dr. Song made me feel extremely comfortable in entrusting my life in his hands. Safety is his primary concern and it showed. Dr. Song along with the entire staff at Prima plastic surgery are pure gold! Top notched. Adriana his nurse is amazing she works extremely well with Dr. Song she is his right hand, very knowledgeable, caring, patient and truly a gem. Michelle did an excellent job in recovery she gave my husband the necessary tools and information needed for my successful recovery. I consulted with several surgeons before choosing Dr. Song and no one else came close. He held my hand every step of the way as well as giving me his personal cell phone number and calling to check on me during after care. This just felt right it felt like family. 10 stars easily!"- L.N. / Google / Nov 13, 2021
How LATISSE Works
Also known as bimatoprost, Latisse is derived from prostaglandin that helps with hair growth. When concentrated on the eyes, it promotes the eyelashes to be thicker and longer per strand. Additionally, the medication also helps in multiplying the number of hairs, making the eyelashes appear heavier, which some find appealing and sexy.
What to Expect
Latisse is easy to use, and includes step-by-step instructions. With a clean face – no makeup or contact lenses – Latisse is applied with a single-use applicator on the upper eyelid. A clean applicator allows the eyelids to adequately absorb the medication. It is not necessary to treat the lower eyelid because blinking will cause the medication on the upper eyelid to spread, which ensures the results are even. Ideally, regular daily use up to 16 weeks will render optimal results.
Latisse has been available since 2008 when the FDA approved that it is safe to use by most patients. Those who have skin or eye conditions, allergies and other problems related to eyes must not use Latisse. It is also not recommended for pregnant or nursing mothers. Generally, Latisse complications are very rare. It is normal to get irritation, dryness or redness, but all of these side effects can be easily managed. Consult with a doctor to discuss Latisse in further detail to make sure it is the best option for the desired results.
Plan Your Procedure
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Where To Purchase?
Latisse is not available in drugstores and can only be bought with a medical prescription. An evaluation is required before any doctor can prescribe the medication. A thorough exam for eye-related conditions will help evaluate if Latisse is safe to use for the patient’s circumstances.
It is common among patients that using Latisse can cause hyperpigmentation, which can make the eyes appear darker. It is a possible side effect but it is very rare. In the few instances that skin darkening has been reported, the condition reversed itself and the eyelids went back to their normal skin color when patients stopped using Latisse.
Another possible side effect may be brown pigmentation in the iris. This side effect is not limited to brown color and can vary patient to patient. Patients must understand this side effect before taking Latisse even though it has been minimally reported.
Little Amount of Eyelashes?
There is a medical condition called hypotridchosis when eye lashes are shorter than normal and look spare. Latisse is an ideal solution for this condition. Patients treated with Latisse report a boost in confidence with Latisse’s natural looking results.