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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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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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I have never had any problems and my friend recently started and hasn;t had any problems so far
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It took over 2 years for it to happen. Year 2-3 is when it did. Wish I never used it! Unfortunately, I loved it so much the first. Two years I raved to people. A lot of them now are having same issues, be warned and think twice before it's too late. Like I said I loved it for over two years. I WISH someone had told me of dark circles as it's NO where on the warning labels. WTH is up with that? It only mentions change of eye color that wasn't a concern for me and my brown eyes.
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Hello, I started using Latisse almost when it first came out. It's been 3.5-4 years for me. I have light brown eyes and never had any iris changes. However, I finally made the connection of the dark circles (looks like I haven't slept in ages). I get a full nights sleep every night and have almost 100% Organic food household and do not use shampoos with SLS, soaps or lotions with toxic chemicals...except Latisse, lol. So here is the bummer, after the second year I noticed the lashes were not as long or full ( still better than my natural though). I thought perhaps it was a bad few bottles and started paying close attention to the expiration dates when I'd buy more. Anyhow, it's been long enough to know that the first couple years are the best. The dark circles are horrible now and I have made the decision to stop after almost 4 years now. The circles are looking worse than any amount of lashes could make up for. This is my last bottle then BYE BYE LATISSE and HOPEFULLY I will have my beautiful clear skin under my eyes once again. I'll let you know in a few months how it goes. Wish me luck!
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Did your dark circles go away?? I hope so

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I wrote a review but am not sure if it was submitted. I discovrered by accident that the "cure" to the dark rings is crying because latisse blocked my tear ducts. I started using latisse about 3 month ago. My lashes look great but the skin under my eyes have gotten very dark and it is a large area. I thought it was due to a cold i had had a few weeks ago but after I was fully recovered, the rings were there bad as ever. I had a row with my family one night and spent an hour or 2 cying my eyes out and the next morning, lo and behold, the rings had completely disappeared. I did some internet research and read that glaucoma medication can cause congestion of the tear ducts. My understanding is that Latisse is a derivative of glaucoma medication and I put two and two together. I kept on using latisse since and my dark rings are back just as bad as before (they returned about 3 days after the cry) and now I will stop using Latisse and watch sad movies to test out my theory. I hope this helps because I was at a complete loss as to why my eyes rings looked so terrible and wanted to share what I learnt.
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