Latisse – does it really work? And, laser hair removal.

I was wondering if latesse really works for eyelashes. There website gave me yours. I\'m very interested in this product if it works. I\'m also interested in hair removal. Hope to hear from you soon.

This seems to be the Latisse week!  Yes, it does really work.  It’s also safe as long you have healthy eyes – as in no glaucoma, infections, etc.  If you’re not sure about your eye health, get an eye exam first and get approval from your  eye doctor.  If your eyes are healthy, your dermatologist can prescribe it for you and most of us carry it in the office.

 Hair removal is covered on this site.  That’s a more complicated issue but whatever you decide, please don’t go to these mall clinics staffed by "technicians."  Technician in these centers usually means someone with absolutely no medical training who has gone to a weekend worth of training.  The doctor is almost never on site.

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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