Latisse Vs LiLash?

What are the differences between Latisse and LiLash? Which is better?

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Latisse vs LiLash

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Latisse is a prescription-only solution that has been scientifically proven to stimulate the growth of eyelashes. Many studies have been done to prove its effectiveness using unbiased observers. At present, Latisse is the only FDA approved treatment for growing eyelashes. If you look at the web site for LiLash it says it contains "Purified water, Panthenol, Lupinus Albus Seed Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Seed Extract, Silica, Glycerin, Coloidal Silver, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, 9 Alpha, 11 Alpha, 15S-trihydroxy-17-Phenyl 18, 19, 20-Trinorprosta-5Z, 13E-Diene-1-oic acid, Isopropyl Ester, Hydroxyethylcellulose." Do any of these ingredients sound like they have scientific proof or are simply unproven claims? Unfortunately, the FDA has little control over these companies and their claims.

South Burlington Dermatologic Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

Latisse is medically approved

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Only Latisse is medically approved to lengthen and darken and thicken lashes.

There are many imitations and claims; it is buyer beware.

Dicuss this with your doctor. He /she will give you a good advice.

Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon

Latisse vs. other eyelash enhancers

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Lilash and most other Latisse competitors have had to remove the active ingredients that mimic the prostaglandin analog in Latisse. So most, if not all, of them no longer have any ingredient known to enhance eyelash growth. Latisse is the only FDA approved and clinically proven medication to grow longer, fuller lashes. I've written a breakdown of the available products today and where they stand on active ingredients, linked to below.

Matheson A. Harris, MD
Salt Lake City Oculoplastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

LiLash not the same as FDA approved Latisse

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Latisse is a clinically studied and proven product approved by the FDA. Any product that has true medical RX-controlled ingredients must have this safety study and Latisse has passed that rigorous investigation and study requirement.

In 2008, the FDA Dermatologic and Ophthalmic Drugs Advisory Committee voted to approve bimatoprost for the cosmetic use of darkening and lengthening eyelashes

Latisse contains FDA approved Bimatoprost. Bimatoprost (patented by Allergan) prolongs the growth cycle of hair and does so with the most safety.

Any product with true prescription ingredients requires a doctor's prescription. And for good reason. There are certain eye conditions that would prohibit the use of hair growth stimulators and unless these conditions are ruled out, you could be playing dangerously with your eye health.

Results aside, you would be wise to stick with FDA approved products when applying any product with medically active ingredients to your eye area.

Nasrin Mani, MD
La Jolla Physician
3.5 out of 5 stars 11 reviews

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