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Did Latisse cause under eye darkening?

  • Alicina
  • 4 years ago

have you found any side effect from latisse like darkening of skin under eyes, or around eyes?

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You should seriously consider how by selling this product you will end up causing many woman to be deeply depressed
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Woke up with purple circles around both eyes the morning after my 1st treatment. Soooo stupid. Really mad at myself for not doing more research before trying it out.
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I'm so glad I read this. I have been using Latisse to help undo the damage from lash extensions. I have been waffling all day about weather or not I should go today and pick up my next bottle. However, I do have some upper and lower lid discoloration. I was really hoping to read that it would lighten up if I used it a little less like every other or every couple of days. Grrrrr! I'm loving my new lashes but not as much as I hate the new darkness a around my eyes. Guess I'm not meant to have long lashes.
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I'm glad I just read all of these comments, I have horrible blackness under my eyes . I look like I have 2 black eyes . I just started using it again after a couple months . My eyes haven't looked the same since I started using this a couple of years ago. I always look tired. I get enough sleep and eat well . My eye doctor wand me of this a couple years ago. I wish I listen. Just hope I can get rid of this darkness now.
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The darkness under my eyes has dramatically diminished after I stopped using Latisse, however, not completely & they're a little sunkin in ;( . Also, has anyone's skin become crepey under the eyes? I feel like Latisse aged the skin around my eyes. My eyes were always youthful until I used this product for a couple years. Perhaps I'm getting old! Boo ;( I hope Retin A & acid peels will help turn back time! -My mother doesn't have crepey skin...
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Hi sorry to hear of another latisse casualty. Lucky it has improved and it didn't Chang your eye colour. I feel so dull and unattractive now the light and brightness has gone from eyes. I started using isis iris lightening kit. I used it of 2 weeks but I'm stopping it. Although many report eye lightening with msn and arbutin. I figured I shouldn't risk an unknown.
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Also be careful of the strength if the retin a and peels , as the skin is very delicate around the eyes.
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Latisse should never have been approved for cosmetic use. Real Self is an excellent site. I can only hope that sharing our stories will save others. I certainly would never have touched it if I read stories like mine and these. To think that I used a minuscule drop probably 20 times and my eyes changed. I think most long term useres will wake up one day and look and the mirror and go OMG my eyes have sunk or omg they've changed colour.
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Interesting thread! I have been using Latisse and Lilash (recently pulled off market due to being successfully sued by Latisse manuf., Allergan) my upper and lower lids have turned completely purple to the point where if I don't wear make up, my husband thinks I've been crying. I also had no idea this could have caused the complete loss of fat around my eyes! Writing this as I sit here with 2 black eyes after going for some Restylane to attempt to fill out the hollowness around my tear troughs. Wow. I'm also now on prescription eye drops for the dryness...have used the product since it first came out and I had no idea. at least my blue green eye color hasn't changed.
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My green eyes went more green, as for purple lids, I too went a light purple,and under my eyes went brown. I did stop using my Latisse due to those issues...as it says in the instructions that it can remain permanent ... I'm only 38 I already has skin issue e.g. Acne and have since I was 11 years old, the last thing I want to add to my aging is purple kids, and brown under the eyes. As much I loved my Latisse, my lashes never looked better... I already had long lashes, I am natural again. My own family doctor bought the product and discontinued it as well. Will I go back to my extension mink lashes, yes in a few months, as I'm seeing how much my issues will heal from Latisse. I totally can relate.
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More horrifying than that, google "periobital fat loss" and you will come up with a list of articles from ophthalmic journals as well as a paper from the university of Iowa documenting fat loss not only around the eye, in young as well as old, but loss of fat in the eye socket as well causing the eyes to actually sink in. Confirmed by MRI. Can't believe this isn't widely known, and that no warning to consumers has been issued publicly.
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I agree... I lost a lot of weight and in my face.. I thought I would draw attention to my captivating eyes with longer fuller lashes however it was drawing more comments of if I were tired..if I was sleeping and worn out. Its been a month without it and I get more comments how greener my eyes are... I'm almost back to myself :) I use to think Latisse was magic in a bottle.. But even those who drink from the fountain of youth get negitive results in all due time.
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Good to know that things are going back to normal. I hope this will be the case for me as well.
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Me too...keep me posted, I'm interested in how long it takes and how much goes away after
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Will do. From the many articles and papers I've read, it looks like 3-4 months for the fat to return, though it probably won't go back to how it was before
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I'm hoping too. Its been a few weeks and my browning is just fading. My doctor said it might not completely... As for the fat loss... I hope it comes back...good luck
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Thanks. In part because of my age, I doubt that will happen but since neither my parents or any of my siblings eyes are aging like this I'm hopeful. I've found I can cover the purple pretty effectively with make up but it would be really great not to have to take the time to do that!
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Wish a thread on latisse this big, with all these casualties when I first researched doing it. I never would have touched it if I had read all of this. At least we are now helping save people from the evil Latisse
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It is from latisse. It has a lot of ugly size effects that can happen really quickly or inevitably will at some point with long term use
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I started using Latisse at the recommendation of my spa. The product worked beautifully for a few months but then my eyes started getting really itchy and dry and my upper eyelids were turning purple. I'm very fair and it was very noticeable. My mother thought I was using purple eyeshadow. Went to the ophthamalogist and he confirmed both conditions were from Latisse. Have been off it for 4 months now and itchiness gone but still have a slight purple tinge on upper lids. BEWARE!!!!

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@Jenzie- I surely hope somehow someway, your original eye color comes back. I have to believe it will. Keep hopeful. @Ilovemydog- would you believe I did the same thing? I re-used latiesse after I posted this 2 months ago and stopped...... they lightened up slightly and I thought, maybe just a little here and there won't hurt, surely to have the dark circles coming back again! I will be discontinuing use permanantly now. @pumpkinbuns- have the dark cirlces lightened up in the past month you've been off? @Aunarue- where do you buy the caffeine powder and is the radiance a filler?
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Hi there, yes finally as it's been a year now. I would have to day I'm 80% - 85% back to normal. Honestly, I loved my lashes but due to side effects, wish I never used it. After reading the post about fat loss it makes sense why I'll never be 100%, but hey I'm am grateful they got better. My sister had exact same issue, and has since stopped, but not even close to before yet. This product should be banned or have sever warning labels!
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Also I haven't 'noticed under eye darkening,' but my upper lids may have darkened slightly. jenzie
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I think most people do well with Latisse unfortunately I wasn't one of the lucky ones to get by with having the product permanently change eye color and keeping longer lashes. I should have thought about it more before the purchase and use. It is a particular eye color that Latisse will change like blue green eyes or green blue "hazel." My eye color is still changed and hasn't reverted back to original. jenzie
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