There's a buzz about Latisse, the new prescription skincare product that promises longer, darker, and thicker eyelashes. Dr. Schultz has been approached by many of his patients wanting to know if it works and how. In this episode, he'll answer bot...
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Dr. Neal Schultz: Hello I'm Dr. Neal Schultz and welcome to DermTV. A lot of my patients have been asking me questions about a new eyelash product which promises longer, wider and even darker eyelashes. It's called Latisse, and let me tell you the story. Latisse is a prescription medication; it's made by Allergan, the same company that makes Botox Cosmetic. Previously, if you wanted these improved eyelashes you had to use either artificial eyelashes or mascara and now, with Latisse in as little as six weeks, you can have longer, darker and wider eyelashes. Let me tell you how to use it. Latisse comes with a bottle and a brush and just one drop applied to the eyelid right next to the eyelashes every night, only the upper eyelid because it will transfer to the lower eyelid just by blinking your eyelashes. How does this product work? Very simply, the length of your eyelashes is determined by the amount of time that the hair follicle stays awake and grows. Normally, that's four months. With Latisse, it gets lengthened out to 6 or 7 months and, as a result, the eyelashes become longer and as they become longer, they become darker and even wider. There are very few side effects with Latisse. Less than 4% of people who use it will get a little bit of irritation, which goes away right away when you stop using Latisse. If this interests you and if you'd like to have longer, darker or wider eyelashes, then consult with your dermatologist for a prescription. Please join me again at dermtv.com. If you have a question please send it to me by visiting dermtv.com/question. I'm Dr. Neal Schultz and thank you for watching today.

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