Tired of my thinning, aging eyelashes I took the...
Tired of my thinning, aging eyelashes I took the plunge and purchased Latisse from my PS on March 20. I did my research, discussed with the patient coordinator and thought if it worked it was well worth the price. This definitely works although I do not notice that my lashes are thicker only longer perhaps with continued use they will get thicker. I also wipe the excess on my eyebrows-don't see much improvement here. What I have noticed is that my eyelid has darkened - not just a thin line as others have mentioned but the lower eyelid (not up to the brow). I do not see this as something to cause me to stop using product. I did notice when I first started using the product my eyes itched, but that has stopped with continued use. I wish that the product could be purchased without the brushes, they are too thick and waste product (Latisse packaging). I chose to purchase a thin eyeliner brush (as many have) and use that which gives more control where the product goes and clean it after each use. I also use one drop of product for both eyes to make the product last longer-it seems using two drops is a waste of product. The product might not be so costly if the brushes were eliminated or Latisse gave you a choice of purchasing the entire kit or just the product. Pricing and packaging is the decision of Latisse not my PS. So overall I love the product it has given me back my eyelashes and I can see my lashes with or without mascara.
Update June 2013
I have been using Latisse a little over two months now. I am at the stage where I apply every other day for maintenance. My lashes do not appear thicker but definitely much longer and with a natural curl. Each eye does have a different look (only to me) the lashes on one eye are very long and curled, the left eye hasn't kept up with my right eye. They (left) also are growing kind of haphazardly as many have mentioned. My left eye lashes were always less then my right eye, I will keep applying the product and hope they catch up with my right eye. I actually can forego mascara when running errands-my eyes don't disappear now without mascara. I've been wiping the extra product on my eyebrows which have all but disappeared with aging, parts have darkened, but where I really needed some growth doesn't appear to be any. I never did take photos because I felt I would notice the difference which I have - my friends have commented on my lashes. I am now just about ready to get more product, the one bottle lasted me just over two months. When I apply I still use one drop (placed in the cap) for both eyes and continue to use my thin eyeliner brush not the thick brushes that Latisse includes in the box. I need to think of what to use those brushes for, it seems a waste to toss them.
Final decision - It Works and I will continue to apply as a maintenance procedure.