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Posted on February 18, 2021 by Ella Fedonenko
Applying eyelash extensions may seem like an attractive proposition – they look good, last for several weeks, and require minimal maintenance. However, there are several compelling arguments why applying them may not represent the wisest decision. Here are some of the factors you should consider before choosing them:
Eyelash extensions are individually glued onto your natural eyelashes – this is labor-intensive (and hence not cheap) and does require that the procedure be performed by someone experienced. Depending on the glue used, you risk irritation, redness, and possibly itchy or swollen eyelids. Some eyelash glues contain toxins, so you have to do your homework to minimize the chance of complications. Unfortunately, some practitioners use wholly inappropriate adhesives (including nail glue), and standards of hygiene vary widely.
There are other drawbacks – artificial eyelashes can harbor bacteria, risking infection. And as extensions are physically anchored to your real eyelashes and exert extra pressure on them, they can actually accelerate the rate your natural eyelashes fall out. And when your real eyelashes fall out, so will the extensions attached to them.
To prolong the time between re-applying extensions, you’ll probably be advised to avoid getting them wet or exposing them to steam while showering for 24-48 hours. And applying mascara to extensions can also cause problems – especially when removing mascara, you risk weakening or breaking off the extensions. Even regular eyeliner can break down the eyelash glue over time.
And if you ever decide to remove the artificial extensions, you run the risk that your natural eyelashes will be damaged by that process, leaving you looking worse than when you started!
An Alternative FDA-Approved Procedure
Interestingly there’s an FDA-approved treatment that is proven effective at darkening, thickening, and lengthening natural eyelashes. Latisse is a liquid that is applied to the upper eyelids at nighttime and naturally stimulates the growth of more lustrous eyelashes over time.
The extra eyelash growth starts to appear over the course of a month or two after treatment, resulting in slow, natural-looking improvements that continue to develop for another month or two. You switch to using a lower dose of Latisse after about 4 months, allowing you to maintain the benefits as long as needed.
You’re able to combine the use of Latisse with your regular eyeliner and mascara, and you don’t need to take special precautions when removing makeup at the end of the day. Your enhanced eyelashes are 100% natural and don’t require any special maintenance or precautions.
Occasional side effects are caused by using Latisse, so consulting with a doctor before treatment is highly recommended. Latisse cannot be used by patients suffering from certain medical conditions or by pregnant or nursing mothers, as is the case with any procedure contact the doctor if you experience any unusual symptoms or discomfort afterward.
Your Laser Skin Care
Your Laser Skin Care is medically qualified and highly experienced in the use of Latisse. We offer a full range of services, including diagnosis of the cause of your cosmetic problems and advice on the best ways to treat the condition. We have extensive experience providing a host of other non-invasive cosmetic procedures and pride ourselves on offering the most effective as well as the most cost-effective solution. Call us at (323) 525-1516 to schedule a free consultation or visit us online for more information. We are happy to answer any questions you may have on the most effective way to address whatever cosmetic issues trouble you.
Posted on October 8, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko
Latisse is the FDA-approved treatment to darken, thicken, and lengthen eyelashes.
We put together the following tips to help you get the most out of your Latisse treatments.
1. As Latisse must be used every night, and must be applied to a clean surface, it’s best to apply it as part of your normal bedtime routine, after you’ve removed your makeup and contacts, washed your face, and applied any other skin care products.
2. It’s important not to forget to apply it, so keep it near your other skin care products or toothbrush as a reminder.
3. If you do forget to apply it one time, don’t try to compensate by using a double dose the next night – just apply the normal amount the next evening, and then try to stick to the daily schedule.
4. Be careful to avoid germs and infections – apply Latisse using the sterile applicators that are supplied with the product, and especially avoid touching the bottle tip or applicator with your fingers (or anything else). Don’t try to apply Latisse using cotton swabs.
5. Remember to apply Latisse only to the base of your upper eyelashes, and NOT to your lower eyelids.
6. Take close-up photos of your face before you start treatment, mark your calendar, and repeat every 4 weeks (for example). This will allow you to monitor your progress, and clearly see changes as they take place.
You should see changes by week 8, and the full effects of using Latisse should become apparent by week 16.
Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal, vein therapy, chemical peels and IPL among many other services. Please call us at (323) 525-1516 or visit us online at www.yourlaserskincare.com to schedule a free consultation.
Posted on September 4, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko
Eyelash extensions are a popular way to enhance the length and thickness of natural eyelashes, however they come with some significant drawbacks. These can include allergic reactions caused by the glue used to attach artificial eyelashes, infections caused by bacteria trapped by the artificial extensions, and even loss of remaining eyelashes as the extensions pull on individual eyelash hairs.
Fortunately there is an FDA-approved treatment that is proven to be effective at darkening, thickening, and lengthening one’s natural eyelashes. This treatment is marketed under the name Latisse – it’s available as a liquid that is applied to the upper eyelids at nighttime. Results start to show after around 2 months – the best results are achieved after 3 to 4 months of daily use. Latisse does not produce permanent benefits, but you can switch to a lower dose after 4 months to maintain results for as long as desired.
You can also continue to use mascara to further enhance your eyelashes when using Latisse, the combination will produce very noticeable improvements. Latisse has also been used to treat eyelash loss caused by chemotherapy.
Occasional side effects are caused by using Latisse, so we strongly recommend consulting with a doctor before starting treatment. Latisse cannot be used by patients suffering from certain medical conditions, or by pregnant or nursing mothers. And as in all treatments, contact the doctor if you experience any unusual symptoms or discomfort.
We are highly experienced in prescribing and supervising the use of Latisse, and can help you evaluate whether Latisse is a good choice to treat your thinning eyelashes, as well as showing you the proper way to apply the medication.
Posted on August 6, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko
Choosing cosmetic (“invasive”) surgery as a way to rejuvenate one’s appearance can be a very costly decision, and the results are at times difficult to predict. Fortunately, in almost all cases there are a multitude of highly effective and well-tested non-invasive alternative treatment options.
Opting for non-surgical procedures leads to the following benefits:
You Can Choose From a Large Number of Available Treatments
Depending on your needs we can help you choose between the following options:
- For wrinkles: Botox, or injectable fillers (Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane, Voluma, and others).
- For thinning eyelashes: Latisse.
- For unwanted hair: Laser hair removal.
- For unsightly veins: Laser Vein therapy, or Sclerotherapy.
- For facial blemishes and broken veins: Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment.
- For skin tightening: Candela YAG Laser treatment.
- For loss of facial volume: Sculptra or Juvederm injectable fillers.
- For loss of hand volume: Perlane injectable filler.
- For miscellaneous skin defects: Laser assisted skin resurfacing, or chemical peels.
Injectable fillers are particularly versatile, and can replace surgery when treating:
- Lip and chin augmentation.
- Cheek and jowl enhancement.
- Nose resculpting (Rhinoplasty).
- Acne scar reduction.
- Eye region defect correction.
Lowered Risk with Control over Degree of Correction
In the event that cosmetic surgery gives unsatisfactory results it may be difficult or impossible to reverse the procedure. To say nothing of the costs involved. Our non-invasive treatments do not make irreversible changes, and you can decide to make changes slowly, over the course of several visits.
You can easily gauge the effects of each visit, and decide if or how often you want to return. This allows you to choose the degree of correction you want, and allows you to make improvements gradually over time, in a more natural manner.
Different Ways to Manage Pain and Discomfort
Non-invasive treatments considerably reduce levels of pain and discomfort compared to surgical options. Most of our treatment options require at most topical numbing.
Convenience and Flexible Scheduling
Our procedures generally take between 15 and 45 minutes, and can be scheduled to fit in with your timetable. They also require little or no recovery time afterwards.
Whatever your needs, we will guide you through all the options and choices involved with enhancing your appearance, and make sure that your treatment is precisely tailored to your requirements.
Posted on February 8, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko
Ever since the days of ancient Egypt men and women have utilized different cosmetic enhancements to improve the appearance of their lashes. In those days people turned to substances such as soot to accentuate their lashes, and the bolder lashes were viewed as a sign of beauty. Luckily time has evolved cosmetic formulas, but the desire for longer and thicker lashes has remained the same.
If you examined the beauty routines of people from all over the world you’d find that millions strive to make their lashes more noticeable, and they often choose mascara to achieve this goal. Mascara is somewhat of an inexpensive way to make your lashes look more beautiful, but the formulas often affect negatively the health of the real lashes.
In 2008, Latisse received FDA approval to treat hyportrichosis. For years this condition has been notoriously hard to treat, but Latisse now offers hope to those suffering from inadequate or sparse eyelashes.
Below we have listed answers to a few of the most frequently asked questions about this groundbreaking treatment.
What is Latisse?
Latisse is a topical medication that is clinically proven to lengthen and darken eyelashes. Latisse works by augmenting eyelashes growth phase.
What is the active ingredient in Latisse?
Bimatropost is the active ingredient in Latisse. It is found in certain types of eyedrops.
How often should I apply Latisse?
Latisse should be applied on a nightly basis. Sterile applicators are provided for your convenience when you purchase Latisse.
How should I apply Latisse?
Latisse should only be applied to the upper lash line near the base of the eyelashes.
When can I expect to see the results?
Patients can expect to see longer and darker lashes in three to four weeks. Achieving full results usually takes approximately four months. Where can I purchase Latisse? Latisse is a prescription medication that is available only through authorized medical providers.
Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, Latisse, laser hair removal and IPL among many other services. Please call us at (323) 457-8740 or visit us online at https://www.yourlaserskincare.com to schedule a free consultation.
Posted on May 5, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko
Long, thick, luxurious lashes have the remarkable ability to make a woman feel more beautiful and give her that extra boost of confidence in her ability to take on the world. Cosmetics can create the illusion of bolder, more prominent lashes, but the temporary effect can have a long lasting negative impact. It’s an unfortunate reality that regularly using heavy mascaras and falsies can cause your natural lashes to become brittle and sparse. Luckily, there are a few alternatives available to elongate and accentuate lashes without the harm caused by trying to remove stubborn mascara or glue. (more…)
Posted on September 5, 2016 by Ella Fedonenko
Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, so it makes sense that you’d want to look your best. Follow these tips to achieve clear, glowing, beautiful skin—just in time for your walk down the aisle.
1. Pay attention to the basics: a healthy diet, exercise, plenty of water, and at least 7-8 hours of sleep each night.
2. Try to avoid stressful situations. Too much stress can wreak havoc on your skin, causing acne and wrinkles.
3. Consider a Photofacial. Dealing with acne, sun damage, or hyperpigmentation? An IPL photofacial is a great way to revitalize your complexion for clear, even-toned skin on your big day. Just make sure to schedule this treatment at least three weeks before the wedding or any other important event. (more…)