Dr. Wallin: | Dr. Downs:

My Blog

Posts for: July, 2016

By wakeforestfacialplastics.com
July 29, 2016
Category: Lashes
Tags: Eyes  

Patient:

How does Latisse® lengthen my eyelashes?

Amanda

Doc:

Excellent question! The medication, bimatoprost, was originally used as a topical or droplet medication placed on the eyeball for conditions such as glaucoma to help reduce the pressure within the eye. People reported, as a side effect, that their eyelashes lengthened as a result of using this medication.

When Latisse® is placed at the base of the lashes it is thought to prolong one of the three natural stages of hair growth called an anagen. This results in more growth time before the natural shedding of the lash. The exact mechanism the stimulus his prosthesis is not well understood.

Several studies have noted longer, fuller and darker lashes as result of using Latisse®.

Call our office today, (336) 716-4000, for a short evaluation to see if Latisse® is right for you.

Jordan L. Wallin, MD


By contactus@wakeforestfacialplastics.com
July 19, 2016
Category: face fillers
Tags: Botox  


Patient:

Why does BOTOX® go away?

Diane

Doc:

Most people love how BOTOX ® works to decrease or eliminate lines on their faces and wish it would last longer. Unfortunately, BOTOX® is a temporary medicine used to paralyze muscles that lasts 3-4 months for most people. It works by being taken up into the end of nerves and blocking special “docking” proteins. By blocking these docking proteins, the neuro-transmitter acetylcholine isn’t able to be released to stimulate the surrounding muscle. Over time, nerve terminals begin a process called sprouting which allows nerve endings to once again stimulate the surrounding muscle. It is also thought that the original nerve ending becomes functional once again. As result, you will begin to see lines on your face as result of functional muscles.

Call our office today, (336) 716-4000, and mention this blog to receive 10% off your first treatment with us.

Jordan L. Wallin, MD