If you live in the Nashville and Franklin, TN area and have short and/or sparse upper eyelashes, Contact the offices of Mayo Clinic-trained, board-certified Nashville plastic surgeon Chad M. Robbins, M.D., F.A.C.S., to learn how Latisse® may help you grow thicker, fuller lashes naturally.
Thicker, Fuller Lashes Grown in Weeks
Many women find that their eyelashes grow thinner and more sparsely as they age. Others have never had the full, lush eyelashes they desire. Makeup can help create the illusion of fuller lashes, but most women would rather simply have fuller, longer eyelashes. We invite patients to consult with Dr. Chad Robbins to see if Latisse® will help them get the beautiful eyelashes they desire.
How Latisse® Works
Latisse® solution is an FDA-approved prescription treatment used to grow eyelashes, making them longer, thicker, and darker. For many of Dr. Robbins’ Nashville plastic surgery patients, Latisse® offers a significant improvement in eyelash length and density within two to four months.
Latisse® is believed to affect the growth (anagen) phase of the eyelash hair cycle in two ways. First, it increases the length of the growth phase, and second, it increases the number of hairs during this phase. The exact way it works is unknown at this time.
Can Anyone Use Latisse®?
Latisse® is only available by prescription from a licensed physician such as Dr. Robbins, and it is clinically proven to be safe and effective for most healthy patients. Some patients with allergies may not be excellent candidates for Latisse®. Dr. Robbins will provide a list of the active and inactive ingredients in Latisse®.
Patients who are allergic to any of its ingredients should avoid taking Latisse®. During a personal consultation, Dr. Robbins evaluates a patient’s medical history and discusses the desired results to see if Latisse® is a good match for a patient. He also provides instructions on how to apply Latisse®.
Candidates for Latisse® Treatment
Patients who have been previously diagnosed with eye pressure problems (specifically elevated IOP or intraocular pressure) should speak to their eye care specialist before starting Latisse®. Additionally, patients who are currently taking medication to lower their IOP should be closely monitored while using Latisse® solution. Patients who have risk factors for glaucoma, including a family history of glaucoma should also speak to an eye care specialist before starting Latisse®.
Are There Side Effects with Latisse®?
The most common side effects while using Latisse® include eye itching or eye redness. These symptoms were reported by about 4% of users in a clinical trial. Latisse® solution may cause other less common side effects, which typically occur in the eyes or on the skin close to where Latisse® is applied. These include skin darkening, eye irritation, dryness, or redness of the eyelids.
If a patient develops a new eye condition (such as an eye trauma or infection), experiences a sudden decrease in vision, has eye surgery, or develops any eye reactions, particularly an infection or eyelid reactions, the patient should immediately talk to Dr. Robbins about whether or not to continue using Latisse® solution.
Cost of Latisse® Treatment in Nashville
Increasing growth rates of your upper eyelashes are considered to be an elective course of action. As such, most insurance plans do not cover Latisse® treatment. To help make Latisse® affordable and accessible for everyone, our Nashville location accepts cash, check, and most major credit cards. Contact us today if you have any questions about the cost of your Latisse® Treatment.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Robbins in Nashville, please contact our office. Our office staff is always happy to help answer any questions you may have about Latisse® or any other face, body, breast, or skincare procedure with Dr. Robbins.