I just posted about Latisse and in doing so, I noticed the links above this website advertising Latisse and being able to buy it online. Is this legitimate and is it the original Latisse that is being sent when ordered? I thought you could only get Latisse through prescription only.
Can You Get Legitimate Latisse Online?
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I know of at least 1 place where you can get Latisse online. That does not make it the right thing to do and what happens if you have a problem or a question with a prescription product that you got online. It may be cheaper but you get what you pay for. There are many specials available from local doctor offices to make Latisse very affordable, check with your local doctor.
The Safety of Buying Latisse On Line
Latisse can safely be purchased on line when it is from a reputable physician’s office such as TheWebDermatologist.com. The Latisse we sell comes direct to us from Allergan, the makers of Latisse. We are able to make certain that Latisse is safe for you to use and we are available at all times to answer your questions or concerns. We treat you as one of our patients by reviewing your medical history to be sure that Latisse is safe for you to use. We are available by telephone for any questions or concerns that you may have 24 hours/day, 7 days/week as we are with all of our patients.
In a recent review article published in September, 2010 by Joel Cohen, MD entitled “Enhancing the Growth of Natural Eyelashes: The Mechanism of Bimatoprost (Latisse)-Induced Eyelash Growth”, Dr Cohen shows how Latisse “is a safe and effective means of enhancing eyelash growth”. In his study, the only side effect reported more often in subjects receiving Latisse than those receiving the “vehicle” alone was redness in the whites of the eyes and even this “resolved before the end of the study despite continued application of the product”. He also states in his article “the effects of bimatoprost (Latisse) for eyelash growth on IOP (intraocular pressure) were not thought to be clinically relevant.” There were also no reports of darkening of pigmentation in the iris. Dr Cohen also points out that the safety of bimatoprost “has been well established in clinical trials up to 4 years in length, as well as extended clinical experience totaling an estimated 9 million patient-years of exposure”.
If you are experiencing any changes in your vision or any new eye problems or symptoms while using Latisse, we would advise you to discontinue the Latisse and see your ophthalmologist immediately – exactly what any other physician’s office would do regardless of where you purchased it.
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