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Latisse for longer and thicker eyelashes

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Many people who are interested in looking better are familiar with a product called Latisse, which is a product that is applied in regular intervals on the eyelashes to make them longer and fuller.

It is a powerful product that I use with regularity in my office, and which my patient’s enjoy. It is affordable and easy to apply. People are instructed how to do it, and then they go ahead and use it home according to the directions.  One month’s supply, depending on the result you are looking for, can vary from $120 to $150.

Interestingly enough, Latisse started out a product that was intended to decrease pressure in the eyeball. People with conditions like glaucoma, a condition which raises pressure in the eyeball resulting in blindness, were supposed to benefit from the use of  Lumigan, which is the formula of Latisse that is used to treat glaucoma.

During the testing of this product, the use of Lumigan was noted to result in longer and thicker eyelashes in people who used the product. And so, a star was born.  Latisse, along with being a treatment for glaucoma, became instead, a popular and affordable way for people to grow longer and thicker lashes.

This is not unusual for many drugs out there in the market. The unintended consequences of a drug or even its side-effects, may actually be helpful in another way. Such is  certainly the case with Botox, which is a powerful neurotoxin which can cause paralysis and death. But in the right dose, it can be use to treat fine wrinkles around the face, along with many other things, such as the sweaty palms and pain in the hand.

So, sometimes the so-called side-effects of a treatment can actually have great benefit.

That is, if you take a moment to look at things correctly…wink, wink!

Tummy tucks and weight loss

Recently, a study was published in the February issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery which notes that women who underwent a tummy tuck procedure, otherwise known as abdominoplasty, lost weight and maintained this weight loss long-term  after the procedure. Dr. Rex Edward Moulton-Barrett of Alameda Hospital was the lead researcher in the study, in whichContinue Reading

Valentine’s Day Event at Dr. Ostric’s Office in Glenview this Saturday, Feb. 8th!

Get ready to look great for Valentine’s day! On Saturday February 8th at Dr. Ostric’s office in Glenview From 10am-5pm we will be having an open house showcasing our new licensed aesthetician, Teresa. She will be offering a wide variety of services to help make you look and feel great. On this day, she will be offering skinContinue Reading

A Hollywood/Plastic Surgery Myth: Jack Palance

On this blog, I talk quite a bit about about plastic surgey that has gone wrong, or that has been overdone. It helps me explain, in a fun way, what plastic surgery–both good and bad–is all about. Likewise, I also like to mention notable examples of excellent plastic surgery, for instance Tom Cruise. There isContinue Reading

Did Bob Dylan have a little work done?

The times they are a-changin’… Indeed. So, did you watch the game last night? I am huge football fan, but last night’s game was horrible. I hate blow outs. So, I can say that, at least this year, much like my wife, and many wives out there, I enjoyed the commercials and the halftime showContinue Reading

A little notice for you all! An open house in Glenview.

Hey folks! I will be having an open house on November 25th from 3-8pm at my office in Glenview. 1720 W. Milwaukee Ave. I will be offering Botox at $10 per unit, and the first vial of Juvederm for 450$. We will have an aesthetician there, and we will be doing skin screenings and someContinue Reading