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Do you suffer from Mini-Lashes?


Dermatologist Dr. Ava Shamban explains to The Doctors causes and cures for "mini lashes"

Santa Monica Dermatologist, Dr. Ava Shamban is on The Doctors today discussing "Mini Lashes" a condition caused by loss of eye lashes, old mascara or even through genetics (officially termed hypotrichosis).

Dr. Shamban recommends avoiding waterproof mascara, old mascara and eyelash curlers, which can break off your lashes. On the show, the doctor demonstrated an over the counter product, Jan Marini Eye Lash Conditioner, and says that most women typically start seeing results in 4 to 8 weeks.

Lash Treatments for Mini Lashes
Actual Before and After Photo of Treatment for Mini Lashes
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Other options available through dermatologists and {!medical spas: | medical spa}

  • Latisse

    Available only by prescription, Latisse may be used daily for 12 weeks to grow thicker, longer and darker eyelashes. Applicators can only be used once and possible side effects are people with light eyes may experience iris discoloration. After 12 weeks, most patients taper off daily usage and use 2-3 times a week to maintain their eyelashes. Cost is approximately $120.

  • ELASTILash By Obagi

    Latisse alternative, ELASTILash by Obagi promises longer and fuller lashes without the side effects that have been known to happen with Latisse. Another benefit is ELASTILash is available without prescription. The solution is applied daily before bed and thicker lashes may be achieved in 4-6 weeks. Cost is approximately $50-$60.