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Latisse® in Charleston County, SC

Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dennis K. Schimpf, MD, MBA, FACS, of Sweetgrass Plastic Surgery, is pleased to provide eyelash enhancing Latisse® treatments to the residents of Charleston County and the surrounding South Carolina communities, with offices in Charleston, Summerville, and Hilton Head.

What is Latisse®?

In the past, when people developed thinning eyelashes, there wasn’t a lot that could be done. It was something to simply be accepted as part of growing older or dealing with a disease. Today, people no longer need to suffer thanks to a revolutionary prescription medicine known as Latisse®. Approved by the FDA, Latisse® has been shown to be safe and effective for the treatment of thinning eyelashes. People with thinning eyelashes can now benefit from Latisse® to restore their eyelashes to their youthful fullness.

What are the Benefits of Latisse®?

Latisse® is guaranteed to add length and restore body to weakened eyelashes. It is the first medicine of its kind to be approved by the FDA. Mascara and false eyelashes just mask the problem of thin, short lashes. Expensive over-the-counter cosmetics, spa treatments and even lash curlers help hide thinning eyelashes for a while, but the results aren’t permanent or long lasting. Latisse® isn’t a mascara or cosmetic product. It is a prescription medicine that will treat your thinning eyelashes rather than hiding them. It takes three to four weeks of faithful treatment to start seeing improvement. You can expect your lashes to look their fullest, darkest and achieve maximum volume about three months after you begin using Latisse®. Imagine being able to throw out your fake eyelashes and never spend another penny on expensive lash thickening mascara again!  Latisse®, a proven answer to the problem of diminishing eyelashes, offers many benefits, including:

  • Amazing results in just a few short weeks
  • Naturally fuller, stronger and longer eyelashes
  • Permanent results with only one application a day

What is the Latisse® Procedure?

The first step to begin Latisse® is to meet with our aesthetician. During your consultation, you will learn the benefits of Latisse®. You will also discuss any possible side effects and together you will decide if Latisse® is a good fit for you. Once it has been decided that you are a good candidate for Latisse®, Dr. Schimpf will write you a prescription and make sure you understand how to apply Latisse® at home, using the following guidelines:

  • Wash your face and gently pat it dry with a clean cloth.
  • Holding the application brush horizontally, carefully apply a drop of Latisse® to the applicator.
  • Latisse® is applied very much like eyeliner. Starting at the inside corner of your upper eyelid, gently swipe the applicator across the expanse of your lash line.
  • Use a cotton swab or clean cloth to blot away any left-over Latisse®.

Even though Latisse® is easy to apply by yourself at home, you must remember that because it is a prescription medicine, it should always be utilized as indicated. Latisse® should never be used on your bottom eyelid or eyelashes, and be extra careful to keep Latisse® out of your eyes. It only works when used consistently according to your doctor’s instructions. Through the daily use of Latisse®, you will grow thicker, darker lashes. However, if you stop using the product, you will no longer see the same results. For most patients, two to three weeks are all that is needed to start seeing the amazing results from Latisse®. You will see noticeable improvement each week thereafter until your lashes reach their darkest, fullest peak around four months. From that point, it is simply a matter of applying Latisse® daily to maintain your new lashes.

What is the Cost of Latisse®?

The total cost of your Sweetgrass Plastic Surgery Latisse® treatment will vary based upon how much treatment is required. During your consultation with Dr. Schimpf, we will develop a personalized treatment plan, and you will be informed of your treatment costs and methods of payment. We are happy to accept cash, personal checks, and credit cards. Financing is also available so that our Latisse® treatments are affordable to all of our patients.

Dr. Schimpf is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with many years of experience. Sweetgrass Plastic Surgery has offices throughout the Charleston, South Carolina area — including Summerville, Hilton Head, and in Charleston on Daniel Island for your convenience. Contact us today to set up your Latisse® consultation!