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6 Doctor Answers | Asked by tomtar in new york
Latisse has never been shown to change the color of the iris. The product began as an eye drop for glaucoma, and it was only in this use that eye color change occurred. Since it was repackaged into the topical eyelash form of Latisse, no patients have reported this event. Since Allergan has a patent on the active ingredient, you are unlikely to find an alternative with bimatoprost as the active ingredient. And I have seen no data that shows something else works. The starting color of...
There is no evidence to suggest that Latisse will change your eye color. The eye is exposed to a very small amount of Latisse even 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 migration. Over two million prescriptions for Latisse have been filled with no confirmed reports of iris pigmentation issues. There are no other products to consider that have...
Hi there- I'm afraid too much is being made of this risk... Here are a few facts you may not be aware of... The risk of changes in eye color only exist if you allow the product to get INTO your eyes on a repeated basis. The product and its applicators make this truly difficult to do- you would almost have to be trying to do it. The risk ONLY applies to those with GREEN OR HAZEL EYES. Why? Because the problem occurs when the product acts on existing pigment cells in your eye. Those with Brown ey
Latisse has never been shown to change the eye color. When the original drug was used as a treatment for Glaucoma, it was used as an eye drop, applied inside the eyelid. There were a small number of patients that reported a color change. Because of this, the FDA required the manufacturer to report this as a risk with Latisse since it has the same active ingredient. However, when used as directed the side effects reported for Latisse are mostly limited to mild irritation. I have only heard...
Latisse discloses a risk of eyecolor change from light brown to a darker brown, but this is extremely rare and more commonly associated with use of the medication as a drop in the eye to treat glaucoma. Blue eyes don't turn brown and brown eyes don't turn blue. When used as prescribed as Latisse, the medication is painted on the upper lid, not placed in the eye. The incidence of color change with this form of use exceedingly low.
Latisse MAY turn eye color to brown ONLY if the product is applied to the surface of the eye for a prolonged period of time. It will not do so if applied only to the junction of the upper lid and its lashes as instructed by Allergan - the Latisse maker. While a feverish race is on to find the next Latisse and despite many claims of growing lashes THERE IS AS YET NOTHING OUT THERE that does it. So - your choices - heavy mascara or fake lashes and nothing...