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If you are wondering how your eyelashes would look if you keep using Latisse, just ask our Latisse posterchild, nurse Jill Maze (pictured here). Since you start seeing significant results in your second box, we have changed our pricing, so you’ll have a chance to love it as much as we do.
“Longer, Fuller and Darker Eyelashes,” for real
Here is one of the most exciting beauty advances to come to Knoxville since… well since, Botox. The company that brought us Botox and the fantastic filler, Juvederm, has just received FDA approval for a product that makes eyelashes grow “longer, thicker and darker.” Available only through physicians, Latisse is a once-daily prescription treatment applied to the base of the upper eyelashes with a sterile, single-use-per-eye disposable applicator. Latisse users can expect to experience longer, fuller, and darker eyelashes in as little as eight weeks, with full results in 16 weeks.
*Because LATISSE is a prescription product, we’ll need to schedule a very brief consultation with Dr. Reath to go over the usage and safety information with you. Scroll down to see safety information and tips for success.
Our office frequently receives letters and emails from our patients. This is one from a patient who lost her eyelashes during chemotherapy for breast cancer.
“I first heard about Latisse while undergoing reconstruction after being diagnosed with Breast Cancer. I had completed my chemotherapy and was completely without either upper or lower eyelashes. After using Latisse for only 3 1/2 weeks, my lashes had already grown enough to use a little mascara! I’ve been using Latisse for a little more than two months now, and my eyelashes are as long and thick as they were before the chemotherapy. This is really a great product!”
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People go to great lengths to make their eyelashes look longer and fuller. Mascara, false eyelashes, and even lash extensions are quite common in the quest for lush-looking lashes. Imagine the excitement when Allergan discovered a way to make those dreams come true entirely by accident! What started as a clinical trial for a known glaucoma treatment turned out to have a highly desired side-effect – significantly longer eyelashes. In a popular Truth-O-Meter Tuesday video, Dr. Reath tells all.
Here’s the background: when the glaucoma eyedrop known as Lumigan entered its third phase of clinical studies, Allergan researchers noticed the drug’s eyelash-enhancing effects, and the company soon started considering the cosmetic applications that could be derived from its active ingredient, bimatoprost. Applied directly to the base of the lashes, Latisse keeps hairs in their growth phase, producing longer, darker and thicker eyelashes. It contains a much smaller amount of bimatoprost than Lumigan, as it is intended for daily use.
Many medical breakthroughs have been made similarly. Alexander Fleming’s unexpected discovery of penicillin is the most famous example. Fleming was researching the flu and noticed that mold was growing in one of his Petri dishes. Upon closer inspection, he realized that the area with the mold had no bacteria and proceeded to develop our very first antibiotic.
A more recent accidental breakthrough is Viagra. Most people don’t realize that Viagra was originally intended as a cardiovascular drug. Early in the clinical trials, scientists at Pfizer realized that it was not effective in treating heart ailments. Still, they decided to continue to study one of the drug’s unexpected side effects. Incidentally, for years Botox was used as a treatment for nerve spasms around the eye and vocal chords before its famous wrinkle-reducing properties became apparent.
Allergan has awarded our office Black Diamond Status. Allergan not only distributes Latisse, but they also supply Natrelle implants and Botox.
What does this mean to you? It means that we have lots and lots of practice helping patients achieve the results they want. It means that our practice is in the top 1% of all providers by volume in the whole United States. Pretty good for Knoxville, Tennessee, right?
We are grateful to all our patients for their loyalty to our practice and kind referrals, which helped us achieve this honor. Thanks, y’all.