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Latisse for Your Eyelashes, Eyebrows & Hair?

From the Show: Staying Well
Summary: Allergan, the health care company that manufactures Latisse, is currently testing the safety and efficacy in growing hair on the scalp, but is the eyelash enhancer really safe?
Air Date: 11/19/12
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Dr. Ariel Ostad, MD
Dr Ostad Head shotDr. Ostad is a board certified Dermatologist and Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgeon, a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. He received his B.A. magna cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 1987 from New York University. In 1991, Dr. Ostad received his M.D. from New York University School of Medicine. He went on to do an internship at Harvard Medical School, and completed his residency in Dermatology at New York University Medical Center in 1995. He completed a fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery, laser and dermatologic surgery at UCLA.

Dr. Ostad is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Dermatology at New York University Medical Center, and a former contributing editor to the Journal of Dermatologic Surgery. He has authored numerous articles on topics including chemical peeling agents, hair follicle stem cells, liposuction, and laser surgery, and has written textbook chapters in Cutaneous Oncology (Blackwell 1998). He is also a co-author of a textbook entitled Practical Management of Skin Cancer (Lippincott-Raven, 1998). Dr. Ostad is also a course instructor for the American Academy of Dermatology, and is frequently called on to lecture on laser surgery and skin cancer.

A popular resource with the media, Dr. Ostad has appeared on ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN and has been quoted in many consumer publications including Vogue, Glamour InStyle, Allure, Cosmopolitan and many others.
Latisse for Your Eyelashes, Eyebrows & Hair?
The appeal of using Latisse for hair loss is it only requires one drop to the affected area once a day; minoxidil (Rogain) requires two, and Propecia requires two pills daily.

Dr Ariel Ostad, MD at the Department of Dermatology at New York University Medical Center discusses the side effects, any misleading claims and effectiveness for your eyelashes, eyebrows and hair.