Q: How to Get a Latisse Prescription - I read that you have to have a prescription to get the Latisse eyelash growth stuff, but will a doctor give it to anybody? Can I just walk in and ask for the Latisse, or would I have to "qualify" somehow to be given a prescription (eyelashes less than a millimeter long) or something?
A: See your facial plastic surgeon to learn more about Latisse.
The lash plumping effect of Latisse was discovered inadvertently. This eyedrop was introduced to treat certain eye conditions that effect the elderly. Patients and doctors observed in elderly men that this eyedrop was associated with the growth of long, full eyelashes. Suddenly, there were lots of older guys growing voluptuous lashes. Allergan keenly recognized this effect and developed Latisse, a similar product that enhances lash growth.
The best way to get Latisse is to visit your facial plastic surgeon, someone who is aware of the advantages and disadvantages of this product. Your doctor is best able to assess whether you are a good candidate for Latisse.
Please call our office at 321.727.3223 to schedule your appointment and see if you are a good candidate for Latisse.
Ross A. Clevens, MD
Melbourne Florida Facial Plastic Surgeon