Latisse – Palm Springs | Palm Desert
Dr. Jennifer Hui is a dedicated oculoplastic surgeon with board certification from the American Board of Ophthalmology. She completed her Ophthalmology residency as well as Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery/Orbital Oncology fellowship at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, FL. Patients in Palm Springs and Palm Desert who need eyelid surgery or other functional and cosmetic procedures may receive state of the art treatment from Dr. Hui.
What is Latisse?
Latisse is an innovative product that can effectively promote the growth of eyelashes. Patients in and around Palm Springs and Palm Desert have the privilege to receive this treatment from an experienced oculplastic surgeon, Dr. Hui. Latisse is applied to the upper eyelashes every night, and it results in darker, fuller and longer eyelashes with continued usage. Within four months the patient can achieve optimal results in most cases.
The treatment is simple and non-invasive, and does not involve the typical risks or downtime usually associated with an eyelid surgery or other invasive eye procedures. It is, however, important to determine that a candidate is suitable for Latisse treatment, and a follow-up is required in the short term to ensure that the patient is responding successfully to the treatment. The treatment has been approved by the FDA in 2008 to address hypotrichosis, which is another name for the condition of insufficient eyelashes.
Latisse is the first and only FDA approved, scientifically proven treatment to improve the appearance of eyelashes. It leads to natural enhancement in the darkness, thickness, and length of eyelashes. The treatment is available only through a doctor as a once-daily prescription treatment. Dr. Hui is an experienced oculoplastic surgeon for a variety of eyelid surgery as well as non-surgical treatments such as Latisse.
Latisse treatment is applied to the base of the upper eyelashes with a sterile, disposable applicator. Results can be seen in as little as two months. It is necessary to continue the treatment in order to maintain the results. If the treatment is discontinued at any point of time, the eyelashes will return to their previous condition over a period of a few weeks.
Patients in Palm Springs and Palm Desert and nearby communities may receive Latisse treatment under the direct supervision of Dr. Hui, who is an oculoplastic surgeon of repute. An experienced Latisse provider will advise the patients that Latisse solution must be used only on skin of the upper eyelid margins at the base of the eyelashes. The treatment must not be applied on the lower eyelids.
Patients with a history of abnormal intraocular pressure (IOP) should use Latisse only under the careful observation of a doctor. The treatment may cause darkening of the eyelid skin in some cases. However, this condition is usually reversible. The treatment may also result in higher brown pigmentation of the colored part of the eye, but this has not been reported in clinical studies.
How to Use Latisse?
To apply Latisse, the patient should first wash hands and face thoroughly. Any makeup and contact lenses should be removed. Contact lenses may be replaced about 15 to 20 minutes following the application of medication. Just a single drop of medication should be placed on the applicator and it must be quickly drawn carefully across the skin of the upper eyelid margin at the base of the eyelashes.
The application can go from the inner part of the lash line to the outer part. Any excess solution beyond the eyelid margin should be blotted. A new applicator should be used for the other upper eyelid and the entire procedure must be repeated.