Orange County Latisse®
Dr. Hootan Daneshmand
What is Latisse®?
Latisse® solution is a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis used to grow eyelashes, making them longer, thicker and darker. Eyelash hypotrichosis is another name for having inadequate or not enough eyelashes.
How does it work?
Latisse® is believed to prolong the anagen phase (active growth phase). The exact way it works is unknown.
How soon will I see results?
The onset of effect with Latisse® solution is gradual. In the clinical trial, the majority of Latisse® users saw significant improvement by 2 months.
How is Latisse® different from other products?
Only Latisse® has been approved by the FDA as a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis used to grow eyelashes.
Can anyone use Latisse®?
You should not use Latisse® if you are allergic to one of its ingredients. Also, tell your doctor or eye care specialist if any of the following apply to you:
- Previously diagnosed with eye pressure problems: People with a history of eye pressure problems (specifically, elevated intraocular pressure) should speak to an eye care specialist before starting Latisse®.
- Currently taking medication for eye pressure problems: People taking medications to lower their intraocular pressure (IOP) should be closely monitored while using Latisse® solution.
- Have risk factors for glaucoma: People with risk factors for an eye condition called glaucoma, including a family history of glaucoma, should speak to an eye care specialist before starting Latisse®.
What are the possible side effects with Latisse®?
The most common side effects after using Latisse® are eye itching or eye redness. These were reported by about 4% of patients in the clinical trials. 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 skin darkening, eye irritation, dryness or redness of the eyelids.
If you develop a new eye condition (eg, eye trauma), experience a sudden decrease in vision, have eye surgery, or develop any reactions, particularly an infected eyelid reaction, you should immediately talk to your doctor about whether or not to continue using Latisse® solution.
How do I use Latisse®?
Should I remove my contact lenses first?
As a precaution, it’s recommended that you remove your contact lenses because they can absorb an ingredient in Latisse® solution. You can put them back in 15 minutes after application.
What if I forget to apply Latisse®?
If you miss a dose, don’t try to “catch up”. Just apply Latisse® the next evening. Make Latisse® solution part of your evening routine, like brushing your teeth or removing your makeup. Using Latisse® more than once a day will not increase the growth of eyelashes more than daily use.
What should I do if Latisse® gets in my eye?
It is not expected to cause harm. Don’t rinse your eye. Be careful to keep the tip of the bottle or applicator from touching your fingers, objects, or other surfaces in order to avoid contamination.
What if I stop using Latisse®
Your lashes are expected to return to their previous appearance over several weeks to months.
Can I continue to wear mascara while using Latisse®?
Yes, you can use mascara in addition to Latisse® solution.
Can I use cotton swabs or other cosmetic brushes to apply Latisse®?
No, Latisse®should only be used with its FDA approved sterile applicators, designed to help patients properly apply the product.
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Dr. Daneshmand's Humanitarian Trip
Doctor Daneshmand's trip to Sohag Egypt
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Doctor Daneshmand, in partnership with Rotaplast International,
has been traveling to underpriviledged countries for the past 26 years. During those missions he has treated hundreds of children with the cleft lip and palate anomaly who would otherwise not receive surgical intervention.
These Past Missions Include:
1983, 1984: Mexico;
1994, 1995: La Serena, Chile;
1996 Tunuyan, Argentina;
1997: Nuevo Progressivo, Guatemala;
1998: Cumana, Venezuela;
1999: Cumana and Maracaibo, Venezuela;
2000: Santa Cruz, Bolivia;
2001 and 2002: Caracas, Venezuela;
2006: Maracaibo, Venezuela;