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Doctor Won't Prescribe Latisse?

My doctor won't prescribe Latisse because he says its new and he doesn't know enough about it. Now what? Any comments?

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Doctor not prescribing Latisse


There is a good amount of scientific literature on the ingredient in Latisse and it has now widely been used without much problems in millions of people. On the Latisse website you should be able to find a cosmetic physician close to your home that provides this product.

Toronto Dermatologic Surgeon
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Doctor Won't Prescribe Latisse


It sounds like your doctor is not prescribing Latisse because of lack of knowledge about the product. Through forums like this and many others, it is quite easy for patients and doctors alike to gather information about new procedures or products. You should have no trouble finding an informed physician in your town. Remember, Latisse has been around for many years in the form of a glaucoma drop named Lumigan, so Ophthalmologists have alot of experience with this medication. One of the side effects of Lumigan that we noticed is patients eyelashes grew abundantly thick and long. Ultimately, Lumigan was repackaged and approved by the FDA as Latisse for eyelash growth. It is a terrific product.

Anthony J. Kameen, MD
Baltimore Ophthalmologist

Look for a Plastic Surgeon


Many Plastic Surgeons in our area attended an evening symposium on Latisse which included a nationally televised lecture from experienced surgeons followed by a Q and A session. It shouldn't be too hard to find a surgeon who feels comfortable dispensing it, but make sure that person discusses the risks with you and is willing to see you periodically.

Jeffrey Horowitz, MD
Bel Air Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

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