Eyelashes are more important than we may initially think. They protect our eyes from debris and help give us a bolder appearance. It is only when we lose them that we begin to see how important they are to our overall appearance.

Your eyelashes can help give your eyes the bold definition that complements the rest of your look. Unfortunately, some people are born with thin eyelashes and others often develop them with age. Because of this, many people have turned to false lashes and mascara to achieve the look they desire. Bur for those who desire a more natural appearance, Balikian Facial Plastic Surgery, proudly offers a topical cosmetic treatment known as Latisse.

What is Latisse?

Latisse is an FDA-approved cosmetic treatment that is designed to help you grow fuller, longer, and darker eyelashes. The solution is composed of a component known as bimatoprost, a key factor in the treatment of glaucoma. Latisse can only be obtained via a prescription and comes in a small container along with applicators that you use to apply the solution to the eyelashes.

The treatment requires a daily application to achieve the ideal results. You will need to apply the solution to the applicator and smear it onto your eyelids to promote eyelash growth. Once the applied, make sure to throw away the applicator and use a fresh one for each use. This helps to prevent any unnecessary infections from arising.

Ideal Candidates for Latisse

allergan partnerLatisse is a safe and effective treatment that can help patients who suffer from scanty lashes, achieve longer, darker lashes that embolden their eyes. It can safely be used to treat eyelashes with very minimal side effects. These include darkened hair where it is applied and minor itching that will subside. Dr. Balikian will go over the risk and benefits of Latisse during your consultation and perform an examination to make sure that you are a good fit for the procedure.

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Does Latisse Work?

With daily application, Latisse has been shown to produce excellent results. Eyelashes grow in a cycle over a period of months. Latisse works by growing lashes that are already in their growth phase of this cycle. Latisse works gradually and you can have complete results within 16 weeks of daily use. Latisse does not damage your eyelashes and stopping use does not negatively affect your lashes.

Richard V. Balikian, MD, FACS

Double Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon
Artistry. Excellence. Compassion

Trust Your Face to a Facial Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Balikian is an experienced, double board-certified, facial plastic surgeon. He is double board-certified both in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Balikian belongs to a very select group of elite cosmetic surgeons with at least six years of specialized surgical training exclusively in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the face and neck.

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Begin Your Journey to Longer, Darker Lashes With Latisse

Dr. Balikian has a lot of experience helping patients achieve their deaired results with innovative cosmetic services. As a double-board-certified plastic surgeon, he will happily guide you through the entire process to ensure that you are using Latisse properly. Dr. Balikian will discuss the details of your Latisse treatment in more depth during your consultation and even address any questions or concerns that you have about it. If you are interested in learning more, don’t hesitate to contact Balikian Facial Plastic Surgery today!

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