Approved by the FDA in December 2008, LATISSE® is a prescription treatment that can help patients grow longer, thicker, and darker eyelashes. Dr. Ben Light offers LATISSE® at his facial rejuvenation practice in Decatur, Alabama.
LATISSE® is the first and only FDA-approved prescription treatment for growing more luxurious eyelashes. Women and men with inadequate or not enough eyelashes have used the treatment to achieve beautiful results. LATISSE® is a topical solution that is applied daily by the patient to the base of the upper eyelashes. The solution is applied at night for 16 weeks. The active ingredient in LATISSE® is bimatoprost, a lipid compound that is found naturally in the body. Bimatoprost is also used to treat glaucoma and ocular hypertension.
Many patients can begin to notice improvement within four to eight weeks of beginning treatment, but it’s important to continue using LATISSE® for 16 weeks in order to experience its full benefits. Although individual results may vary, the effectiveness of LATISSE® has been proven in clinical studies. Side effects such as itching and redness are extremely rare.
Why Choose Dr. Light
As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Light is fully qualified to administer LATISSE® and other treatments for cosmetic enhancement. He was chosen by ALLERGAN©, the company that makes LATISSE® to train other doctors in the use of BOTOX® Cosmetic, another ALLERGAN© product. Dr. Light is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.