What is Latisse and how can it improve my eyelashes?

December 15, 2020

Do you long for luscious, thick, and lengthy eyelashes? Are you tired of applying fake eyelashes and want a more natural appearance to your eyes? If you are interested in learning more about a solution, the team at Chevy Chase Dermatology encourages you to ask Dr. Margaret Summerville about Latisse!

How Latisse works

Latisse is a prescription medication that is formulated with an ingredient called bimatoprost. Bimatoprost was originally used for patients with glaucoma and was seen to have an interesting side effect: thicker, fuller, darker eyelashes! Now, Latisse is available to help patients with thinning lashes, those with a condition called hypotrichosis, or those who want full lashes for cosmetic purposes. Bimatoprost use helps lashes grow by increasing the duration of the lash’s anagen (growth) phase. In doing so, patients experience the lashes they’ve always wanted!

How long does it take Latisse to work?

When patients start using Latisse, it can take a few weeks for the results to become noticeable. Optimum results are typically achieved around the 16-week mark. To keep the results, patients need to continue to use Latisse daily, otherwise the lashes will thin and return back to their normal state prior to starting the program. Latisse is applied nightly on the upper lashes and has minimal side effects.

How do I obtain Latisse?

Latisse is a prescription medication that is only available with a prescription from a physician. Dr. Margaret Summerville requires patients to come in for an evaluation before prescribing Latisse for cosmetic purposes. Routine visits may be needed before refills can be approved.

Call today to learn more about Latisse and find out if you are a candidate

Latisse has helped millions of women around the United States to fall in love with their lashes, and now you can be one of them! If you are considering ways to improve the appearance of your eyes without needed makeup or fake eyelashes, contact Dr. Margaret Summerville and her team at Chevy Chase Dermatology to determine if you are a good fit for Latisse! Call the office at (301) 656-SKIN or visit the practice personally at 5530 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite #830 in Chevy Chase, MD.


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