Eyelash Enhancement

As we age, the volume, length and color of our lashes begin to diminish. Fortunately, we now have Latisse® – a lash technology clinically proven to enhance your lashes in as little as 12 weeks.

Latisse is available by prescription only. If you're interested in learning more about Latisse, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Walter Erhardt would be happy to sit down with you for a one-on-one consultation.

Benefits of Latisse®

  • When used as directed, Latisse can give you fuller, longer, darker eyelashes.
  • Latisse offers easy application steps and can be applied in the comfort of your own home.
  • Latisse is a long-lasting alternative to mascara and false eyelashes.

If you're unhappy with your lashes, Latisse may be right for you. The best candidates are healthy with no previous history of glaucoma. Dr. Erhardt will be able to give you additional details during your consultation.

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Before and 16 Weeks After Latisse. Photos Courtesy of Allergan Inc

How Latisse Works


Lumigan, a glaucoma medication, is known for the side effect of encouraging eyelash growth. Latisse's main ingredient, bimatoprost, is also found in Lumigan. They are administered differently; Lumigan is applied to the eyes in drops, while Latisse is dabbed along the upper lash line.

Your consultation: During your consultation, it's important to be honest and upfront about your medical history, cosmetic expectations and recovery goals. Your consultation will begin with a physical exam, followed by an in-depth discussion of your Lattise options. You will also have the opportunity to view Dr. Erhardt's gallery of before and after patient photos.

Applying Latisse: Latisse should be applied on a nightly basis. Using a sterile brush applicator, you will dab Latisse onto your upper lash lines. Applicators are disposable and you should discard them after each use. Your face should be cleansed and your contacts should be removed prior to applying Latisse.

Precautions: Prior to prescribing Latisse, Dr. Erhardt will discuss all potential side effects with you. The most commonly reported side effects are itching sensations and eye redness. It is also possible that you will experience skin darkening, eye dryness or irritation

Expected Results: After several weeks of using Latisse, you should notice visible improvements in the length, fullness and color of your lashes. Results will reach their peak around week 16. In clinical studies participants experienced significant changes after treatment with Latisse. On average lashes were 25 percent longer, 106 percent fuller and 18 percent darker.

Schedule an Appointment to Learn More

If you're ready to learn more about Latisse, call 229-432-9325 to inquire about a consultation with Dr. Erhardt. Our plastic surgery practice is located at 506 Fourth Avenue, Albany, GA 31701.