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Let Latisse enhance the beauty of your eyes

latisse treatment from Illinois Dermatologist Eyes are mentioned in millions of poems and songs, across all cultures. Why? No other facial feature embodies your unique essence and every emotional nuance quite the way eyes do. A thick dark fringe of lashes sets off any eye color beautifully. With the use of Latisse, you can grow longer and fuller lashes. This treatment is a safe, excellent solution for inadequate or insufficient eyelashes. Latisse is available at Dermatology Specialists of Illinois in Algonquin.

Eyelashes and aging

Unfortunately, eyelashes thin naturally as part of the aging process. Like other hair, lashes develop in four stages – growth, rest, shed, and re-growth. As we age, this cycle is interrupted as eyelash follicles constrict, slowing or halting the production of new hairs. These factors also contribute to skimpy lashes:
  • Heredity
  • Medical conditions
  • Medications and therapies
  • Rubbing or scrubbing eyes aggressively
  • False eyelashes and lash extensions

Latisse basics

Latisse has a remarkable history, based in ocular medicine. Allergan, a pioneer and global leader in eye care, developed a medicated drop for ocular hypertension – increased eye pressure due to glaucoma. The active ingredient in the drops is bimatoprost. Many patients discovered a surprising and pleasant side effect – thicker, longer, darker eyelashes.

After clinical trials and thorough testing, in 2008, the FDA approved Latisse for cosmetic use in growing lashes. Since then, more than 1.5 million prescriptions have been written for this treatment.

It is easy!

Latisse is a painless, once-a-day treatment. You simply apply the bimatoprost ophthalmic cream to the base of your upper eyelashes each day, and watch lashes continue to get longer, thicker, and darker. Full results occur within 16 weeks. Continued use maintains lash quality.

Latisse is not right for everyone. Be sure to speak with Dr. Khanna to determine if you are a good candidate for treatment, and please do not use Latisse if have an eye infection, eye condition, or irritated skin.

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With over 20 years of experience in dermatology, Dr. Vikram "Vic" Khanna began his education and training at Feinberg School of Medicine Northwestern University. He was the chief resident at the dermatology department at Case Western Reserve University and continues to update and refine his extensive skills with daily advances in the industry.

As a board-certified dermatologist, he continues to dedicate his time to serving his patients of all ages and provides general, cosmetic, and medical solutions for the skin, hair, nails, and body. He was also recently certified for Mohs Micrographic Dermatologic Surgery by the American Board of Dermatology.

Dr. Lauren Boshnick is committed to providing her patients the highest-quality medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatologic care. She is passionate about cosmetic dermatology and is also interested in diagnosing and treating skin cancer, acne, psoriasis, and atopic dermatitis.

She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Western Ontario, Canada and her medical degree from the American University of the Caribbean. She pursued specialized training in dermatology at top medical centers worldwide, including Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Mt. Sinai, and Oxford before completing her residency at Florida State University, where she served as chief resident.

After training, Dr. Boshnick worked in a private practice in Florida, performing complex skin cancer surgeries and providing cosmetic dermatology services. She is a member of the AAD.

A board certified dermatologist and micrographic dermatologic surgeon, Dr. David Othman has over 10 years of experience in medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology.

With a B.S. in Microbiology and an M.H.S.A. from the University of Michigan and an M.D. from Northeast Ohio Medical University, Dr. Othman completed his training at Indiana University. He is currently Program Director of the Cook County Hospital residency program, Assistant Professor at Rush University, Clinical Assistant Professor at Rosalind Franklin, and Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at Midwestern University. Having published numerous articles and presented at national conferences, he is a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and American Society of Dermatologic Surgery.