Facial Refreshmente


Long, thick voluptuous eyelashes add to the youthful appearance of this patient. She supplements her lashes with Latisse®, which is now available for purchase. The cost is $170 for a five month supply. Call for details: 901-432-0173.

Information Paraphrased from Allergan® Incorporated:

Latisse®  (Bimatoprost Ophthalmic Solution) is a medication applied to the upper eyelids to lengthen and thicken the lashes. It should be applied only once a night using only the accompanying sterile applicators.

Clean your face, remove all make-up and take out contact lenses. Then, carefully place one drop of Latisse® solution on the disposable sterile applicator and brush cautiously along the skin of the upper eyelid margin at the base of the eyelashes (where the lash meets the lid).

If any Latisse®  solution gets into your eye, it will not cause harm. The eye should not be rinsed. More frequent applications of Latisse® will not increase or speed the growth of eyelashes.

Do not apply to the lower eyelash line. Any excess solution outside the upper eyelid margin should be blotted with a tissue or other absorbent material.

The onset of effect is gradual and lash growth is usually not noticed until after two months. Lash growth is not permanent and your lashes can be expected to gradually return to the original length upon stopping treatment with Latisse®.

Handling the Bottle and Applicator:

The top of the Latisse®  bottle and tip of the applicator should not come in contact with any other surface, including fingers, to avoid contamination and serious eye infections. Only use the applicator supplied with the product once and then discard. Reuse of the applicator could also result in contamination and serious eye infections. Call Dr. Moran immediately and stop using Latisse® if you develop redness, swelling, tenderness or discharge of your eye.

Potential for Pressure Effects Inside Your Eye:

Latisse® may lower the pressure inside your eye, although not to a level that will cause clinical harm. If you use LUMIGAN® or other prostaglandin analogs for the treatment of elevated eye pressure, do not use Latisse®. If you have any questions about whether you are on “prostaglandin analogs,” ask your ophthalmologist prior to starting Latisse®.

Potential for Eyelid Skin Darkening:

Latisse® can cause eyelid skin darkening, which may be reversible after discontinuation of Latisse®, according to the manufacturer.

Potential for Iris Darkening (Permanent Darkening of the Colored Portion of your Eye):

Latisse® can cause increased brown iris pigmentation which is likely to be permanent. Increased iris pigmentation has occurred when bimatoprost solution was administered. This could occur in one eye and not the other or in both eyes.

Potential for Unexpected Hair Growth or Eyelash Changes:

There is the possibility of hair growth occurring outside of the target treatment area if Latisse® repeatedly touches the same area of skin outside the treatment area.  It is also possible that the length, thickness, pigmentation, number of eyelashes or and/or direction of eyelash growth will be uneven or different in each eye. Eyelash changes are likely reversible upon discontinuation of treatment, according to the manufacturer.

When to Seek Physician Advice:

If you are scheduled for eye surgery, inform your surgeon and seek his or her advice about continuing to use Latisse®. If you develop a new eye condition (trauma or infection), experience a sudden decrease in vision, or develop any eye reactions, particularly inflammation (redness, swelling, tenderness or discharge), stop using Latisse® and call Dr. Moran. You may have to be seen and treated by a specialist other than Dr. Moran. Patients on eye pressure lowering medications should not use Latisse® without consulting their ophthalmologist.

Use with Contact Lenses:

Latisse® solution contains benzalkonium chloride, which may be absorbed by soft contact lenses. Contact lenses should be removed prior to application of Latisse® and may be reinserted 15 minutes following its administration.


Dr. Moran (Edward Richard Moran Jr., MD) is a physician who holds an unrestricted license to practice medicine and surgery in Tennessee. He is not an eye doctor, but an anesthesiologist who also has training and experience with facial aesthetics. Dr. Moran usually makes a profit selling Latisse®. More detailed information about Latisse® can be found at www.latisse.com.

No guarantees can be made about the results. The use of this medication is elective, unnecessary and will not cure any disease. The results only last as long as you continue to use the product at an estimated cost of about $500 per year.

After a careful review of your medical history and a limited physical examination and photograph of your lashes by Dr. Moran, you will be asked to sign a detailed consent form. You will then be invited to purchase Latisse® from Dr. Moran to attempt to improve the cosmetic appearance of your upper eyelashes.