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The face is the mirror of the mind and eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart.
Saint Jerome (374 AD - 419 AD), Letter
Greta Garbo, Bette Davis, Lauren Bacall, Elizabeth Taylor, Brooke Shields, Sofia Loren, Kristin Kreuk, Courtney Cox and Aishwarya Rai share a powerful beauty attribute. In addition to being some of the most gorgeous women in film history, these actresses are particularly famous for the striking beauty of their eyes and eyelashes.
“I only have to do three things to look halfway decent, curl my eyelashes, fill in my eyebrows and put some lipstick on” Courtney Cox
Women have long been aware of the power of their eyelashes in turbo-charging their facial attraction. Although the history of cosmetics and beauty secrets is as old as human history, the invention of modern mascara and fake eyelashes date to the early 20th Century.
Until December 2008, there were only a few ways women could attempt to obtain longer and thicker appearing eye lashes. They could either :
1. Use mascara to try and thicken and simulate longer eye lashes (Often resulting in clumpy lashes), 2. Apply fake eyelashes to the upper lids, or 3. Extend and thicken each lash by the application of expensive eyelash extensions.
“The eyebrow pencil and false eyelashes were essential; my mother didn't feel dressed without them” Lorna Luft (daughter of Hollywood legend Judy Garland)
You are not driving 1940’s cars, flying 1950’s airplanes or using post-WWII radios or kitchen appliances. Why then would you still bother with yesterday’s technology of eyelash extensions and false eyelashes when now you can GROW YOUR OWN Thicker and Longer sexy eyelashes NATURALLY??
In FDA studies, Latisse has been shown to grow upper and lower eyelashes 25% longer, 106% thicker and 18% darker
Scientific Background Glaucoma is a serious and silent eye disease in which high eyeball pressure (i.e. intraocular pressure (IOP)), causes gradual destruction of the visual (optic) nerve and brings about blindness which starts peripherally and moves centrally. In the course of research on drugs lowering eyeball pressure, it was found that a family of naturally occurring fatty acid amides found in the eyes called prostamides, were powerful ocular hypotensive agents.
Lumigan® is one of several drugs in a category known as prostaglandin analogs which reduce dangerous pressure in the eyeball. On 3/16/2001, the FDA approved Lumigan® (Bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.03% for the reduction of intraocular pressure in patients with open-angle glaucoma. Five years later, the FDA approved it as a first line drug for the treatment of this disease. Lumigan® is currently sold and used in over 70 countries worldwide.
The active ingredient of Lumigan® is Bimatoprost, a prostamide, a man-made structural prostaglandin analog which lowers IOP. But it turns out that that is not the only thing it does. In a story analogous to the Rogaine® (minoxidil) story, it turned out that use of Lumigan® eye drops is associated with growth of longer, thicker and darker eyelashes. Understandably, the use of Lumigan® became more popular for this reason than for its eye pressure lowering properties.
Latisse™ Eyelash Lengthener - It's your own lashes -- only Better
Realizing its economic potential, Allergan, Lumigan®’s parent company, then petitioned the Federal Drug Administration to allow Bimatoprost, the active ingredient in Lumigan®, to be sold as an eyelash topical formulation named Latisse™. On 12/26/2008 the FDA approved Latisse™ (Bimatoprost 0.03% ophthalmic solution) as a prescription drug for use in eyelash hypotrichosis (the medical term for having inadequate eyelashes). Latisse was found to actually increase the length, thickness, and number of eyelashes. In clinical testing, LATISSE™ has been shown to promote the growth of thicker, darker and longer eyelashes. Eyelash growth is visible in as little as 8 weeks of nightly applications of the Latisse™ to the junction of the
upper lid and skin junction. An FDA Phase III, multi-center, double-masked, placebo-controlled clinical testing found that women who used Latisse™ drops on their upper lashes saw both their upper and lower eyelashes grow 25% longer, 106% thicker and 18%
darker. In these studies after 16 weeks of use, 78% saw significant measurable increases in length, thickness and darkness of their eyelashes. How does Latisse Work? Follicles, the units producing our hair spend their time existing in one of two alternating states; Either an inactive or dormant resting state (called Telogen) or in active growth and hair production (aka Anagen). Bimatoprost, the active ingredientin Latisse™, works by attaching to specialized receptors in the hair root, activating and stimulating the eyelash follicles to switch from the Telogen, resting phase to the Anagen, growth phase. In other words, Latisse™ lengthens lashes by prolonging the life cycle of each lash and increasing its color. With Latisse, your eyelashes don’t just look better, they ARE better.
Latisse makes YOU grow more and longer lashes that last
Eyelash growth is gradual. With consistent daily Latisse™ applications, you could see results as early as 6 weeks but great improvements in length, thickness and darkness are usually obvious by 12 to 16 weeks.
To see the transformation, you may want to take before and after pictures; Take a photo before starting your Latisse™ treatment and then every 4 weeks afterwards to document your progress. In 1-3 months, once your eyelashes reached your desired length you may switch to a once weekly maintenance application of the Latisse™. Unfortunately, the Latisse™ effect is not permanent and if Latisse™ is discontinued completely, eyelashes will gradually return to their original appearance over several weeks to months.
Before and After Latisse Pictures
Men judge generally more by the eye than by the hand, for everyone can see and few can feel. Niccolo Machiavelli (1469 - 1527), The Prince
See for yourself. View the original Latisse commercial below
Brooke Shields has long been one of the world’s most photographed women. Her legendary beauty is accentuated by her gorgeous eyes. Brooke Shields is a Latisse user and her transformation is documented on her VIDEO page and on her before and after photo page HERE. Jenny McCartney and other celebrities openly use Latisse as well. You may see more Before and After photos of other women who make their living in front of the camera HERE. You may see even more Before and After Latisse picturesHERE. You may read comments by Latisse usersHERE.
Recommended Latisse™ Use
Latisse™ is a very simple to use once daily treatment which produces stronger, healthier, and more beautiful natural lashes. Additional applications of Latisse™ are unnecessary and will not increase the growth of eyelashes. Latisse™ works best when used nightly after cleaning your face, removing all makeup, skin care products and contact lenses. If needed, contact lenses may be placed back 15 minutes after Latisse™ application. Open a pair of sterile, single-use per eye eyeliner disposable brush applicators. Each sterile Latisse™ eyeliner brush is meant for a single use on one eyelid. Take care to avoid contact by fingers with the tip of the Latisse™ bottle to avoid contamination of the bottle or brush applicator by common bacteria. Have an absorbent tissue ready. Place a single drop of Latisse™ close to but not on the tip of one of the sterile brushes. Each applicator brush is then gently brushed on your upper eyelash-lid margin as you would with eyeliner. There should be no runoff. Repeat on the opposite eyelid. The applicators are then discarded. Any excess Latisse™ leaving the upper lid margin should be gently blotted. Latisse™ is an ophthalmic drug product. If any Latisse™ solution gets into the eye proper, it will not cause harm. The eye should not be rinsed.
All medications, both prescription and over-the-counter, have potential risks and side effects. Many of the reported potential side effects of Latisse™ are based on our world-wide experience with its parent drug, Lumigan®. However, it must be remembered that since Lumigan® drops were placed on the eye whereas a drop of Latisse™ is eyelined across the lash junction of the upper lid without eye placement, many of Lumigan®’s reported side effects should be rare with Latisse™. The most common side effects associated with Latisse™ solution are an itching sensation in the eyes and/or eye redness. These were reported in less than 4% of users. Latisse™ solution may cause other less common side effects which typically occur on the skin close to where Latisse™ is applied, or in the eyes. These include reversible skin darkening, eye irritation, dryness of the eyes, and redness of the eyelids. It is VERY important for you to read and understand the Latisse™ package insert before using it (Please, see PDF file above). It is as important to review this information again each time you purchase a new Latisse™ package to make sure the manufacturer, Allergan, has not modified the information. You may also get more patient information, including risks and side effects HERE and on the FDA web site. While many may want longer, fuller and darker lashes, not everyone may be right for the treatment. Latisse should not be used in people who are allergic or have hypersensitivity to Bimatoprost or any other ingredient in Latisse™ (Active ingredient: Bimatoprost; Inactive ingredients: benzalkonium chloride, a preservative; sodium chloride; sodium phosphate). Latisse™ should not be used if you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant or by nursing mothers, in people with active intraocular inflammation (e.g., uveitis), in those with active eye condition, including an eye infection, or have broken eyelid skin, by patients with known risk factors for macular edema or by cataract patients who either had their eye lens removed or replaced with a lens implant. Please, tell Dr. Aldea or Dr. Eby if you have glaucoma or any of these conditions.
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To find out if Latisse™ is right for you, please, consult Dr. Aldea or Dr. Eby. While any doctor can prescribe Latisse™, find a doctor who may be knows and understands this FDA-approved treatment.
Aside from the much lower prices charged for either fake, counterfeit, unknown origin or gray market Latisse™ (please, see the Imitators - cat in the bag section below) , the product usually sells for around 120 dollars for a monthly pack in pharmacies and doctors’ officers. This translates to a cost of 4 dollars a day (or the cost of a cup of Latte). However, additional discounts can be obtained for larger purchases or when combined in purchasing other treatments (such as Juvederm or Restylane) further lowering the cost of Latisse™. (See our Special Offers page for our current offers)
The cost of Latisse can be 2 dollars a day or less
If you follow Allergan’s directions of use, one Latisse™ pack (bottle and applicators; using 2 applicators a day) lasts for one month. But, if you choose not to follow the FDA’s and Allergan’s recommended instructions and use only one applicator a day (same applicator on both eyelashes), one pack of Latisse™ may be stretched to last two months. This would translate to 2 dollars a day and less. Keep in mind that once your lashes reach the length and thickness you desire, you can decrease the frequency of Latisse™ applications and the cost will drop even further.
SECRET MONEY SAVING TIPS Unpublicized ways to MAXIMALLY STRETCH YOUR LATISSE DOLLARS
None of the following tips are either promoted, suggested or sanctioned by Allergan, Latisse, Dr. Aldea, Dr. Eby and or Cosmetic Surgery Specialists of Memphis, PLLC. They are presented for completeness only.
- To decrease the amount of Latisse each brush wicks out, you may want to either trim the brushes that come with your Latisse bottle or use real skinny eyeliner brushes.
- Instead of using one drop per brush per eyelid per day, some put just one drop of Latisse in the cap and use it for both eyelids with one brush. This should double the use of the bottle to at least 60 days reducing the cost to less than 2 dollars a day.
- Some use the same brush for 2 days on both eyelids thereby stretching total brush use from one to 4 months, reducing the cost of Latisse to less than a dollar a day. Obviously, such use must involve strict cleaning of the brushes to prevent contamination and infection.
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Combination Treatments Save you Money 2 Great ways to SAVE EVEN MORE on Latisse with Dr. Aldea and Dr. Eby
• Get Latisse at 30% off our already low price with your purchase of a single box of either Juvéderm, Restylane or Perlane. • Save 20 dollars off the usual cost of Latisse when purchased together with a Botox treatment.
Unlike other offices, our Latisse™ charge includes a face to face consultation with either Dr. Aldea or Dr. Eby, to review your medical history and determine if Latisse™ is right for you, a discussion of risks, benefits and typical course, instruction on the proper use of Latisse™ and bi-monthly follow-up including pictures to follow your progress.
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Do not be misled
While imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, making a profit by allegedly selling another company’s patented product as your own is illegal. If you heard of or used ever Age Intervention Eyelash Conditioner, RevitaLash , MassiveLash, MD Lash Factor, you really should read the section below.
The Prostaglandin Legal Wars
On 3/1/2001, in anticipation of receiving FDA approval for its Lumigan® drug, Allergan, a pharmaceutical giant with over 60 years in prescription eye care products, initiated a declaratory relief intellectual property lawsuit against Pharmacia, another leader in the glaucoma drug field, seeking a ruling that Allergan's, Lumigan® does not infringe certain patents owned or controlled by Pharmacia. But, on 10/24/2002, in exchange for the right to sell Lumigan® throughout the world, Allergan had to settle the suit by paying Pharmacia $120 million and agreeing to future payments of undisclosed royalties for a specified time on future sales of Lumigan®. On 3/16/2001, the FDA approved Lumigan®, Allergan’s prostaglandin-containing eyeball pressure lowering eye drops for the American market. After thousands were successfully treated with Lumigan®, Allergan, began to be flooded with unexpected reports of unexpected thick eyelash growth in these patients. Many eye doctors even began offering Lumigan® off label to patients without gloucoma solely to make their lashes longer and thicker. In researching the topic, Allergan must have soon realized that this finding was already made by Dr. Murray A. Johnstone, a Seattle eye doctor, five years earlier. Dr. Murray A. Johnstone reportedly discovered in 1996 that certain prostaglandins stimulated eyelash growth. On 8/3/1999 he filed a patent application claiming that topical prostaglandins grew hair on skin and scalp. Dr. Johnstone’s patent (U.S. Patent number 6,262,105 – “Method of Enhancing Hair Growth”, aka the “105 patent”) was issued two years later on 7/17/2001 (click HERE to see). Subsequently, Allergan quickly realized the considerable potential untapped market in growing eyelashes evidenced in the many reports of eyelash growth in Lumigan® patients. On 6/29/2006, Allergan entered into a licensing agreement with Dr. Johnstone clearing the way to legally exploit the hair growing properties of certain prostaglandins. Allergan then reportedly began considering re-labeling and marketing Lumigan® as an eyelash growing drug provisionally named “Lumilash”. But secrets rarely remain secrets. The Lumigan® hair growing discovery literally started a financial race among several cosmetics companies to produce new eyelash treatments containing either Bimatoprost -- the active ingredient in Lumigan® -- or other prostaglandins found in glaucoma drugs. Before Allergan could capitalize on the added benefit of its Lumigan®, multiple cosmetic companies jumped into the fray and began selling eyelash products allegedly secretly containing Bimatoprost, the active ingredient in Lumigan®. Among the first of such eyelash products was Jan Marini's Age Intervention Eyelash Conditioner which entered the American market in November 2005. (According to company statements, Age Intervention Eyelash Conditioner which sold for an average of 160 dollars at tube, soon became Jan Marini’s top seller and accounted for roughly 30% of the company’s sales). Other cosmetic companies soon introduced their own very profitable, eyelash growing products which sold for $140 to $160 in thousands of salons, spas and some doctors' offices. Allergan was paying attention and began chemically analyzing all of these competing eyelash products. In Sept. 2006, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) reportedly ordered Jan Marini Skin Research (JMSR) Inc. to temporarily cease distribution of its stock of its Age Intervention Eyelash Conditioner to their distributors while it began investigating its use of Bimatoprost in the product but existing store and salon stocks of the product continued to be sold. The end began on 11/7/2007 when Allergan filed a patent infringement lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in Santa Ana, California against eleven eyelash product companies accusing them of allegedly producing and selling eyelash growth products containing its Bimatoprost — Lumigan®’s active prostaglandin ingredient. After dropping four companies from the suit, the lawsuit continued against seven companies which included Jan Marini Skin Research Inc. (San Jose, California) maker of Age Intervention Eyelash Conditioner, Athena Cosmetics Corp. (Henderson, Nevada), maker of RevitaLash, Intuit Beauty Inc. (Huntington Beach, California), maker of MassiveLash, and PhotoMedex Inc. (Montgomeryville, PA) maker of MD Lash Factor. Allergan also sued Cayman Chemical Company (Ann Arbor, Michigan), a chemical supply company, which allegedly provided all of the six beauty firms with the Bimatoprost, they then allegedly placed in their eyelash growth products. On 11/16/2007, US marshals seized nearly 12,682 applicator tubes of Jan Marini's Age Intervention Eyelash Conditioner, with a retail value of approximately $2 million. This was done on orders from the U.S. attorney’s office for the Northern District of California and the FDA which accused Jan Marini of selling an "unapproved and misbranded drug" (because JMSR has promoted Age Intervention Eyelash Conditioner to increase eyelash growth; Before a new drug product may legally be marketed, it must be shown to be safe and effective and be approved by FDA) and an adulterated cosmetic because it contained Bimatoprost, a prescription medication. A year later, on 7/11/2008 Allergan reached an out of court settlement and dismissed its suit against Jan Marini Skin Research, Inc. and three other companies after they all acknowledged they had violated Allergan's patents on bimatropost and agreed to stop distributing products containing prostaglandin analogs. Allergan also dismissed the suit against Cayman Chemical Company, a supplier of the ingredient and two companies it determined were not infringing on its patent. Five months later, on 12/24/ 2008, the FDA formally approved Latisse™, Allergan’s re-formulation of its Lumigan®, as a prescription drug intended to make eyelashes grow longer and thicker.
Jan Marini’s old Age Intervention Eyelash Conditioner ≠ Marini Lash SO, where does this leave You?
As history has repeatedly shown, no one remains king forever and powerful empires come and go. At the present time, a high stakes race is on to find the NEXT magic ingredient that would match and surpass Latisse’s ability to turbo-charge your eyelashes. But as of now, Latisse is the unquestioned champion and neither the re-formulated Age Intervention Eyelash Conditioner, RevitaLash, MassiveLash, MD Lash Factor nor any of the so MANY other eyelash products match the abilities of Latisse to lengthen, thicken your eyelashes naturally.
Do you want to still live in the 1940’s or do you want to get the best looking eyelashes in Memphis and the Mid-South? You decide. Latisse can make it happen.
Call the Latisse Experts Dr. Aldea and Dr. Eby (901) 752-1412
This web site has been prepared to give you a basic understanding of this type of cosmetic procedure. If you want to learn more or have any further questions, please call us at (901) 752-1412 to arrange a consultation with one of our doctors. You will be under no obligation to undergo surgery by attending a consultation with either Dr. Aldea or Dr. Eby.
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Peter A. Aldea, M.D. Patricia L. Eby, M.D. Certified and Re-Certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery Members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons Fellows of The American College of Surgeons
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