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Latisse for longer and thicker eyelashes


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!

New office announcements in Glenview

We are now seeing patients at the new office! Finally! It certainly has been a long time coming, but the fact is we made it. So here is the deal for all you who want to know: If you are interested at all in receiving updates and special offers on things like skin care treatmentsContinue Reading

Notes of Coenzyme Q10

Coenzyme Q 10 is a very popular supplement nowadays and rightly so. It has several important functions in the body, most notably it participates in the production of energy in the form of ATP in the mitochondria (These are the energy factories of you cells). It also is an antioxidant/free radical scavenger that is goodContinue Reading

‘Gummy Bear’ Breast implants: Some things you might like to know

People have been asking me about  my thoughts regarding the the new ‘gummy bear’ silicone breast implant which the Food and Drug Administration has just recently approved for use in humans. It is the latest innovation in silicone implant technology that utilizes what is called a ‘cohesive gel’ silicone, that is less liquid in natureContinue Reading

Ep. 26 of The Dr. O Show: Cold for Inflammation and Abdominoplasty for Weight Loss

Ep. 26 of The Dr. O Show: Cold for Inflammation and Abdominoplasty for Weight Loss

Podcast (the-dr-o-show): Play in new window | Download Welcome to Episode #26 of The Dr. O Show! On Today’s episode, I talk about my weekend away in Michigan with my family enjoying the winter in a variety of different ways. I talk some about cold thermogenesis, which has certainly had its run on the bloggosphere.Continue Reading