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Latisse is a product designed to help grow eyelashes and has been on the market since earning FDA approval in December 2008. It is designed to help grow longer, lusher eyelashes and is available only by prescription.
Latisse eyelash lengthener is considered safe for most people, but it is not recommended for individuals with certain eye problems, such as uvetis and conjunctivitis, or those who have severe allergies or have had problems with skin infections of the upper eyelids. It is not recommended for pregnant and nursing women. Also, if you are taking medication for ocular hypertension or glaucoma, you will need to discuss your specific risks with your doctor, as Latisse lowers intraocular pressure.
Latisse treatments are administered at home by dabbing it on the upper lash line nightly using a sterile applicator. (It automatically spreads to your lower lash line when you blink.) Over the next 12 to 16 weeks, your lashes continue to thicken.
Since Latisse may promote hair growth on other skin areas, it’s important to make sure it is not accidentally applied to any other areas of the body.
Main side effects include eye redness, dry eyes, itchiness and darkening of the eyelid. One possible side effect is a permanent change in the pigmentation of the eye. Some users have experienced brown pigmentation that does not go away.
Your eyelashes will gradually return to their former state if you discontinue use. Talk to your doctor at U.S. Dermatology Partners if you think Latisse would be beneficial for you.
*Results may vary by individual