Produced by Allergen (the same company who manufactures Botox), the prescription is used to treat hypotrichosis, a technical term for having too few eyelashes. As was reported by users of Latisse and by FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, there’s a possibility of allergic reactions to certain ingredients in the product. Though most of the side effects are reversible once the use of the product is discontinued, it is a cause for concern among several customers.
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Bimatoprost, the active ingredient in Latisse, is what makes eyelashes grow longer and thicker. The exact mechanism of how it works is currently unknown. But according to the Product’s Official Website, Latisse is believed to affect the anagen phase of the eyelash hair cycle.
Anagen phase is the stage when the hair follicle is active, resulting in hair growth. The length of anagen phase varies from person to person. People with longer anagen phases can grow their hair longer, while people with shorter anagen cycle cannot. It is believed that bimatoprost extends the length of the eyelashes’ anagen phase, resulting in longer and thicker lashes.
Latisse comes with a whopping price tag at $120 per kit. But this kit already includes 1 bottle of Latisse solution and 30 pairs of applicators. If applied correctly, one set can last about 6-8 weeks. The price may also vary in other pharmacies, and some doctors offer discounts for bulk purchases. Ask your doctor whether she or he offers any additional discounts. There are also local events or programs that offer special promotions and discounts, so be sure to check them out.
Latisse is not a cosmetic product. It’s considered a drug, and currently only available by prescription from a doctor unlike serums such as Rodan and Fields Lash Boost.
Just keep in mind that not all doctors may be familiar with Latisse. However, most eye doctors, dermatologists, and cosmetic surgeons are aware about the product.
Latisse replete with all the necessary ingredients to be the best possible eyelash growth product falls short in few key areas:
LATISSE® is an FDA-approved treatment to grow eyelashes for people with inadequate or not enough lashes.
Important Safety Information
Do not use LATISSE® if you are allergic to one of its ingredients. If you use/used prescription products for eye pressure problems, use LATISSE® under doctor care. May cause brown darkening of the colored part of the eye which is likely permanent. LATISSE® may cause eyelid skin darkening which may be reversible. Only apply at base of upper lashes. DO NOT APPLY to lower lid. Hair may grow outside the treatment area. If you have eye problems/surgery, consult your doctor. Common side effects include itchy and red eyes. If discontinued, lashes gradually return to previous appearance.
These are not all the possible side effects of LATISSE®. For more information, please talk to your doctor.