I Found on the Internet That Latisse Only Contains 5% of a Lumigan Drop

Wouldn't it be dangerous to be using Lumigan on the eyelashes in such a high strength dosage instead of Latisse?

Doctor Answers 5

Latisse and Lumigan....a Comparison

Latisse and Lumigan are exactly the same product.....also, the same strength. Lumigan is FDA approved for use directly in the eye for the treatment of glaucoma. Latisse is FDA approved to be applied with a brush(supplied) to the upper eyelid to enhance eyelash growth. There is really no dosage difference, just a variation in how they are applied and what they are used for.

Baltimore Ophthalmologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 1 review

Latisse is Safe for Eyelashes

As previously mentioned, Latisse and Lumigen are the same product in the same concentration. There are risks with any medication and Latisse is no different. Be sure to talk with your doctor if you are being treated for glaucoma.

D.J. Verret, MD
Dallas Facial Plastic Surgeon
3.9 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

Lumigan for glaucoma is exactly the same medication as Latisse

As was already mentioned, the medication for Glaucoma, Lumigan, and the mediciation for eyelash enhancement, Latisse are exactly the same, they are both:

bimatoprost ophthalmic solution 0.03%. They are both the exact same bottle, the same amount, and the same vehicle. They are the same. What is not the same is that when used as directed, a much smaller amount of the medication is applied to the lash margin in the case of Latisse which is a good thing to keep this medication out of the eye if it is not needed there. This helps to be the reason why in clinical trials there were no cases of darkening of the iris, or significant periocular pigmentation changes.

The packaging for Latisse provides special applicator brushes that should be used to apply this medication for best results.

Jon Dishler, MD, FACS
Greenwood Village Ophthalmologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 3 reviews

Latisse safe for lashes

What you may have found is that Latisse when used with the brushes on the alshes and not in the eye gives the equivalent of 5% of the dose of Lumigan which is directly placed in the eye when used for glaucoma. They are the same exact substance just used very differently and for very different things. Latisse is very safe if used correctly.

Janet M. Neigel, MD
Florham Park Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 21 reviews

Latisse and Lumigan

Both of these medications are bimatoprost ophthalmic solution 0.03%.  They are identical. The difference is the labeling, and the Latisse comes packaged with applicator brushes. So no, it would NOT be dangerous to use Lumigan on the eyelashes.

Gary Kawesch, MD (retired)
San Jose Ophthalmologist

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