The products available at RevitalifeMD represent the best of today’s technology and are scientifically-proven to obtain the results that are promised. These products are physician-grade; therefore, a consultation is required prior to purchasing products. A regimen appropriate to your health goals will be established and follow-up appointments are always complimentary.
PREVENT, PROTECT AND CORRECT
The SkinCeuticals® skincare products are specifically formulated to prevent, protect and correct your skin. These products have clinical-strength ingredients that help patients with many different skin conditions. SkinCeuticals is committed to advanced skincare products that are backed by science.
Tretinoin, also known as Retin-A or retinoids, is a topical cream first used to treat acne. Tretinoin is also used to treat wrinkles, blotchiness from sun exposure and aged skin. Tretinoins can smooth out the skin, minimize the appearance of wrinkles, strengthen skin’s elasticity and thickness, slow down the breakdown of collagen, and lighten brown spots caused by sun exposure. Tretinoin works by bringing skin cells to the surface to turn over and die rapidly, allowing for new cell growth.
Tretinoin is used in combination with additional skin care products. Sunscreen is highly recommended when using tretinoin. A valid prescription is required for tretinoin. A consultation with Dr. Cummins is required prior to purchasing products. A regimen appropriate to your skin will be established and follow-up appointments are always complimentary.
Meal Replacement for Weight Loss
Losing weight is not a one-size-fits-all journey. We offer multiple tools to fit your lifestyle and weight loss needs. We are always researching the best meal replacement and weight loss products as the market is full of choices. Whole meal prepared at home is always the first choice. However, there are advantages to the shakes, bars and snacks.
Advantages of Meal Replacement
- Practical at work or on the run
- Save time of preparation
- Need no count of calories during every meal, as it is already done
Consultations are recommended before starting any weight loss program. Meals, shakes, bars and snacks can always be purchased through our office.
BARELY THERE EYELASHES? GROW THEM WITH LATISSE!
Some of us have always felt like our eyelashes are too short and thin; while others begin noticing their eyelashes are getting lighter in color or they’ve lost their fullness, getting shorter or thinning with age. Perhaps you’ve noticed some or all of these things about your eyelashes. If you have, it’s time to consider using Latisse®.
GROW LONGER, FULLER, DARKER LASHES
Latisse is the first and only science-based treatment approved by the FDA to enhance eyelash prominence as measured by increases in length, thickness and darkness of eyelashes. Manufactured by Allergan, Inc., the maker of the #1 non-surgical cosmetic treatment, Botox, and Juvéderm, an injectable dermal filler, Latisse is only available through a physician’s office.
Latisse is aesthetically beneficial and safe. Bimatoprost, the active ingredient in Latisse was first approved in 2001 as a medical product to lower intraocular pressure in people with chronic glaucoma. Patients treated with bimatoprost for this specific eye condition experienced eyelash growth as a side effect. The long-term safety of bimatoprost has been well recognized through the therapeutic use of the ingredient and 13 years of clinical trial experience.
HOW DOES LATISSE WORK?
This once-daily prescription treatment is applied to the base of the upper eyelashes. Longer, fuller and darker eyelashes can be noticed in as little as eight weeks, with full results achieved in 16 weeks. Continued treatment with Latisse is necessary to maintain the effects. If the application of this treatment is discontinued, eyelashes will gradually return to their original condition over a period of weeks to months.
YES! Latisse topical solution is the first scientifically proven treatment that allows you to grow your natural lashes. The lashes grow gradually over time with some people beginning to see longer lashes in about four weeks, with full growth at 16 weeks. It does this by increasing the growth cycle phase of your eyelash hair cycle. To achieve the full effect of longer, fuller and darker lashes, you should use the product daily for 16 weeks.
WHY PICK LATISSE OVER OTHER EYE LASH ENHANCING PRODUCTS?
Latisse is the only FDA-approved product to grow lashes longer, fuller and darker. It has been studied for safety and efficacy and is available only by prescription. Latisse solution is an actual growth treatment. It’s the only treatment clinically proven to grow lashes. And it’s the only lash growth product of its kind.
CAN ANYONE USE LATISSE?
People with allergies to the ingredients in Latisse should not use this product. Also, people with eye pressure problems (elevated intraocular pressure in particular) and/or elevated risk factors for glaucoma should discuss this during your consultation before using Latisse. For more information on Latisse visit, latisse.com.
HOW DO I GET A LATISSE PRESCRIPTION?
We require a brief consultation with Dr. Cummins prior to starting Latisse. This is to ensure you’re a good candidate for the product, as well as go through the directions and possible side effects with you. Since Latisse is a prescription product, you will fill out a short medical history form as part of the consultation process. After your consultation you can stop by during business hours to replenish your product as needed.
HOW DO I APPLY LATISSE?
We recommend Latisse to be applied each evening (ideally at least 30 minutes prior to bed) as part of your nightly routine. You should remove any makeup, clean the upper eyelids and remove contact lenses, if applicable. Then, using the single-use applicator brush provided in the package, one drop of Latisse is placed on the applicator brush and applied to the base of the upper eyelid lash margin (DO NOT APPLY in your eye or the lower lash line). The same process is repeated on the other eyelid using a fresh applicator brush to avoid cross contamination. Be careful not to allow the tip of the bottle or applicator to contact surrounding structures, products, fingers or any other unintended surface in order to avoid contamination by common bacteria that may cause infections. After applying, any excess fluid should be blotted off with a tissue.
*Contact lens wearers should not apply Latisse while wearing contact lenses. Latisse should be applied before inserting your contact lenses and you should wait at least 15 minutes after application before inserting your contact lenses or reframe from using your contacts all together once the product is applied.
WILL LATISSE CHANGE MY EYE COLOR?
Allergan, the manufacturers of Latisse, claim that while their original glaucoma treatment product, Lumigan (when applied directly to the corneas), could darken lightly colored eyes, when applied as directed to the top of the lids should not affect coloring of the eye. No patients in any of Allergan’s studies for Latisse reported alterations in their eye color. There is no evidence to suggest Latisse will change your eye color. Several million prescriptions for Latisse have been filled with no confirmed reports of iris pigmentation changes. It is considered a very rare side effect when this medication is used as a glaucoma medication when it is applied directly on the surface of the eyes. Side effects from the initial studies showed less than 4% of patients experience redness, irritation, and itching of the upper eyelid, which is reversed upon discontinuation. The eye is exposed to only a very small amount of Latisse when it is properly applied as directed to the upper eyelid margin using the supplied applicator. This has been demonstrated by applying a colored dye to the eyelid margin and watching its migration.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I STOP USING LATISSE?
Latisse is a product which needs to be maintained to maintain the results. Just like it takes some time for Latisse to work to grow lashes, if you stop using the product, your eyelashes will gradually return to their previous appearance over the course of several weeks to months. The new lashes that replace those lost each day will no longer be under the stimulus of Latisse and therefore will be the original length that your lashes naturally grow to.
DO I HAVE TO USE LATISSE FOREVER?
Latisse is not permanent but it can last a long time. Patients often use it till they see the results they want and/or for the recommended 3-4 months when first using it. At that time, many patients go into what we refer to as a “maintenance phase” applying Latisse every two to three days to maintain their growth. Without a maintenance dose the lashes will return to the pre Latisse appearance.
WHAT ARE THE POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS?
- Itchy, red eye or dry eyes (this can be decreased with proper use so that the solution does not get in the eyes)
- Darkening of the eyelids (this may go away after stopping the medication)
- Darkened brown pigmentation in the colored part of the eye known as the iris. For this reason, we always caution our light-eyed patients of this side effect before starting Latisse, as this side effect is likely to be permanent.
- Hair growth around the eye area (this can also be decreased with proper use so that additional solution does not drip or run off the eyelashes onto the skin around the eyes)