Dr. Beam offers Latisse® for his patients in New Britain, Glastonbury, Hartford, New Haven and surrounding areas in Connecticut.
What is Latisse®?
Latisse® is a procedure to stimulate the growth of eyelashes in women who believe that their eyelashes are too short or too sparse and, therefore, make their eyes unattractive. Latisse® is made of bimatoprost, which is a prostaglandin-like substance that has the ability to make a patient’s eyelashes grow longer and thicker. Interestingly, it’s also used to treat glaucoma.
Latisse® is administered with an applicator after you’ve taken out your contact lenses and washed off any eye makeup. A drop of Latisse® is placed on the edge of your upper eyelid, drawn across to the outer corner then blotted. Another applicator is used for the other eye. Latisse® is not used on the lower eyelids. Latisse® is harmless if it gets into your eye.
After about a quarter hour, you can put your contact lenses back in and resume your daily activities. Latisse® requires no recovery time at all. You can expect to see thicker, fuller lashes after about two months.
Am I a Good Candidate for Latisse®?
If you are already taking bimatoprost for glaucoma, you might want to avoid Latisse®. Latisse® will make your glaucoma treatment less effective if it gets into your eyes. Latisse® may also be contraindicated if you suffer from other eye problems such as iritis or macular edema. You should also not take Latisse® if you are allergic to bimatoprost or other drugs in the same family such as latanoprost. You should also be cautious if you have allergies, and avoid Latisse® during pregnancy.
Dr. Beam will take your medical history before applying Latisse®.
How Much Does Latisse® Cost?
As Latisse® is part of a cosmetic procedure, it’s probably not covered by health insurance. However, during your consultation, Dr. Beam will be happy discuss the cost of the treatments as well as financing options.
Harold E. Beam M.D. offers cosmetic surgery as well as nonsurgical treatments to his patients in the Glastonbury, Hartford, New Britain, New Haven and nearby areas of Connecticut. Call Dr. Beam today for a consultation!