I experience eyelid redness and itching with both Latisse and Revitalash. (photo)

Is there any other treatment recommended for short, thin eyelashes?

Doctor Answers 6

Latisse Question

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Thank you for your question! It is not uncommon for patients to have a brief period of time that they experience some redness and itching when initiating the use of Latisse. Typically, my skin care nurse Annie Bruno and I advise our patients to "break through" the short period of discomfort and continue to use the product if they can tolerate it. If redness and itching persists for more than a few weeks, you may consider trying a different treatment (ie: lash extensions, lash curling, lash tinting). Keep in mind that Latisse is the only FDA-approved lash stimulator. Always exercise caution when treatments are being performed in or around the eye area. 

Be well,

Dr. Todd Hobgood, MD

Phoenix Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 57 reviews

Eyelash extensions

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Many patients complain of red, itchy eyes when using Latisse.  Not using Latisse everyday can help decrease these symptoms.  Another alternative for long, fuller eyelashes is eyelash extensions.  Maintenance is required every 4-6wks but our patients have been extremely pleased with their results.

Daniel Diaco, MD
Tampa Plastic Surgeon

Redness and itching from use of Latisse or Revitalash

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Thank you for the inquiry about latisse and revitalash.  This can be a common side effect from use of these products.  This typically lasts for short periods of time.  I often tell my patients to go to every other night use and see if that helps the issue, if not discontinue use and see your treating physician for their advise.  

Eyelash serum for thickness and length

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There is a product made by ZO Skin Health by Zein Obagi that you may want to try.  Ossential Lash Enhancing Serum that may enhance your eyelash thickness and length without causing redness and itching. 

Eric Schaffer, MD
San Antonio Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 27 reviews

Anti-Latisse--Alterntatives for Eyelash Growth--Viviscal and Prp

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You can take Viviscal. I typically inject and apply topically PRP for a few treatments to improve the growth rate of the lashes. I suggest consulting with an expert.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 207 reviews


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Many patients do have some itching and redness with Latisse.  There us an eyelash serum from Alpheon that I use and so do many of my patients. It has seldom side effects. Perhaps your doctor can order it for you. 

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