October 2009 | Zel Skin
Yours and our teammate's safety is our top priority. Our clinics deliver safe and high-quality dermatology care and want to assure our patients that we go above and beyond to abide by State and CDC recommended precautions to prevent infection. If you feel ill or prefer to have a Tele-dermatology/Telehealth visit, please call our office or fill out a contact form below. Your health, safety, and skin are our top priorities. When you arrive at our office, please ensure you have your mask and are alone unless you need another person's assistance to complete your appointment.

New Prescription Eyelash Thickener LATISSE™ available at Zel

Zel Skin & Laser Specialists is one of the first centers in Minnesota to offer the Latisse prescription eye thickener to patients. Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in Dec. 2008, Latisse is a novel treatment for hypotrichosis of the eyelashes, a condition of inadequate or not enough eyelashes, and is the first and only science-based treatment approved by the FDA to enhance eyelashes by increasing the length, thickness and darkness of lashes.

The active ingredient in Latisse is bimatroprost, the same ingredient in Allergan’s treatment for glaucoma called Lumigan. Patients taking Lumigan discovered a side of effect of the drug to be eyelash growth, which prompted the company to study it for the new use. “We are seeing tremendous interest in a product that can actually grow eyelashes,” said Dr. Zelickson.

Latisse is a once–a–day prescription treatment that is applied to the base of the upper eyelash with a sterile, disposable applicator. Latisse users should expect to see longer, fuller and darker eyelashes in as little as eight weeks, with full results expected in 16 weeks on average. Regular daily treatment is required to maintain the benefits of Latisse. When the application is stopped, the eyelashes gradually return to the state they were before treatment. Latisse retails for $120 and requires a prescription. If you are interested in this exciting new product, please call 952–929–8888 to schedule a consult.


2 Carlson Parkway N., Suite 100
Plymouth, MN 55447

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