My LATISSE (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.03% journey started when it was first launched, all the way back in 2008 when the drug received FDA clearance. Rarely does anything work as predictably and fast as Latisse did for me! I was beyond thrilled. But the challenge was that my eyes were definitely a little more sensitive from regular use, so I ultimately had to taper off.
According to the studies, Latisse lengthens, thickens and darkens eyelashes and it does so predictably. Like the hair on your head, lashes tend to sprout, grow for a while and then eventually fall out. Latisse extends the growth phase and increases the number of hairs that sprout. Latisse promotes thicker lashes
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It does seem like everyone and their mother is getting Botox, the neurotoxin used to temporarily improve the appearance of dynamic wrinkles on the face. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported that 2015 saw over 6.7 million Botox procedures performed and this is a number that is expected to continue to grow, the reason being that women as young as 24 are using it as a preventive measure against lines and wrinkles. Many of these younger women — called “Baby Botox’ers” — are going “under the needle” to satisfy their desire to look perfect on Social Media.
Before undergoing this treatment, it’s important to know that side effects with Botox (or other neurotoxin alternative
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Dr. Ahn is double board certified and specializes in facial aesthetic rejuvenation and understands that patients need individualized care depending on their goals and expectations. Over the past 11 years, he has lead the Aesthetic Wellness Center as one of the leading providers of aesthetic facial rejuvenation in the country.
Dr. Ahn chatted with Beauty In the Bag about the latest innovative treatments in facial plastic surgery and its future predictions for the future in the next 5-10 years.
1. What are the most popular procedures (surgical and non-surgical) that your patients are asking for right now?
The most popular surgical procedures patients are asking for rig
The U.S. FDA has finally approved BOTOX® Cosmetic™ to improve the appearance of crow’s feet lines. To date, BOTOX is the only approved drug for crow’s feet, called “lateral canthal lines” in doc speak.
Crow’s feet are a common complaint and can show up as one of the early signs of aging skin—even in your 20s, if you squint, frown, or cry a lot, and don’t wear sunglasses to protect your eyelid area from UV rays. Crow’s feet are caused by muscle contractions, which is why they are considered dynamic wrinkles. BOTOX Cosmetic works by preventing muscles from tightening so wrinkles are softer and less noticeable.
In 2002, the FDA approved BOTOX Cosmetic for the temporary improv