Latisse is a medication that is applied to the lashes and adjacent skin. The active ingredient has been associated with a number of unwanted changes when placed into the eye for management of glaucoma. Iris color changes occurred rarely and most often in patients with green or hazel iris color. This product has a very safe and effective track record over the past 3 years in N. America.
Although there is a possibility for light colored eyes (the iris of the eye) to turn brown this is a very unlikely event.The vast majority of the patients do not have problems.
should be applied once a night with the provided sterile applicators to the
lash line, if there is any excess solution then that should be blotted. With
proper application of Latisse it should not cause any change in iris color as
it is not coming in contact with the iris. When you start using your Latisse
you apply it every night for 4 months, after that you only need to apply 2-3
times a week for maintenance. If you stop using Latisse your eyelashes will
slowly return to baseline, usually after about 6 weeks. You can continue to use
makeup and mascara while using Latisse. Consult with a Board Certified
Dermatologist to see if Latisse is appropriate for you.
Thank you for your question.
By and large, Latisse is safe and effective. For individuals with green or hazel eyes, brown pigmentation spots can show up.
I have included a web reference with helpful information and links to safety and efficacy.
Latisse was originally a glaucoma medication for the eyes and patients noted growth of lashes after use. It is unlikely that a color change would happen since Latisse is used on the eyelid and not directly placed into the eye. Patients with green/hazel eyes with areas of brown are at most risk.
Latisse is used to treat eyelashes by improving volume and length, not iris color. It has not been proven to be connected with iris color change.
Latisse is used to improve eyelash length and color. It is to be rubbed on the lashes with the special sterile applicators provided. If the medicine is incorrectly used as eye drops it MIGHT darken green eyes. Blue eyes aren't so affected. I haven't seen it happen or seen it reported with the actual use of Latisse.
There is quite a bit of confusion on this issue but it has never been reported to occur. The medication in Latisse is the same as a glaucoma medication but formulated differently. In rare cases that medication darkened iris pigment in people with green to hazel eyes. Since you do not put Latisse directly into the eye, it will not happen.
To my knowledge, there have been no reports of eye color change when using Latisse for eye lash enhancement.
There is no evidence to
suggest that Latisse will change your eye color. Several million prescriptions
for Latisse have been filled with no confirmed reports of iris pigmentation changes.It is considered a very rare side effect when this medication is used as
a glaucoma medication when it is applied directly on the
surface of the eyes. The eye is exposed to only a very small amount of Latisse when it is properly applied as directed to
the upper eyelid margin using the supplied applicator. This has been
demonstrated by applying a colored dye to the eyelid margin and watching its