Latisse enhances the growth, thickness, and darkness of the eyelashes. It is FDA approved, and clinical trials demonstrated its safety when used as directed.
Latisse is applied to the base of the upper eyelashes. The applicator created for Latisse is designed to apply the medication only to the base of the eyelashes.
There are risks and side effects with any medication, and Latisse is no different. Side effects from the use of Latisse are rare and may include itchy, red and/or dry eyes. In some cases, hardening of the eyelid skin has been reported.
Other possible side effects include an increased, and potentially permanent, darkening of the brown pigmentation in the iris. Excess hair growth around the eyes is also possible if Latisse regularly runs or drips during application.
Careful application of Latisse will ensure you see the best results as well as limit possibilities for side effects including hardened skin and unwanted hair growth.
The active ingredient in Latisse is bimatoprost, which has long been used as a treatment for glaucoma.
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