If you’re self-conscious about thin or sparse lashes, you might consider a few new treatments designed to help women enhance eyelashes. As one of several nonsurgical facial enhancements we offer at the office of Dr. Robert Aycock, lash enhancement is quickly becoming one of our most popular makeover selections. We currently offer two options for eyelash enhancement: Obagi ELASTILash® and Latisse®.
ELASTILash from Obagi, a leader in skin enhancement formulas, is a new eyelash growth enhancer that has been very successful in helping women achieve noticeably fuller, longer, and thicker eyelashes. In as little as 4 – 6 weeks, patients can enjoy the benefits of more attractive lashes with the added advantage of lash strengthening. Nonallergenic ELASTILash has undergone rigorous scientific testing and is considered safe or use on all skin types. The special ingredient of peptides provide the necessary plumping benefits once only available with temporary mascara.
The highly publicized, FDA-approved Latisse is being prescribed across the country as an effective treatment for inadequate eyelashes, a condition called eyelash hypotrichosis. Latisse enhances lash appearance by stimulating growth, both to produce length and thickness. This treatment also helps darken lashes for a more dramatic result. Apply Latisse once a day for results that appear in as little as 8 weeks.
Choosing Your Treatment
There are some subtle differences between the two treatments that you should understand before making a decision. While Latisse requires a prescription, ELASTILash does not. Also, there are some side effects present with Latisse that have not been shown with ELASTILash — in some cases eyelid or iris darkening has been reported after use. We are happy to share all of the specific details with you during your visit.
Schedule a personal lash enhancement consultation with one of our Aesthetic Nurse Specialists for more information on both options and a professional recommendation regarding your best option. To set up an appointment, please contact Dr. Aycock at (925) 727-3337 .