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Careprost Vs Latisse
This is FDA : Approved for eyelash growth. If used for eyebrows be aware of side effects, namely darkening of the skin where medicine is placed. ...Read more
By prescription only: Latisse (bimatoprost) is a prescription medication, so one needs a doctor to care for the patient (either a primary care doctor or an ophthalmologist). Everyone must have medical insurance in the United States after 2013, and that's a good thing! Get to know the doctor. Buy Latisse (bimatoprost) locally or get it through a mail-order pharmacy (an american one), as soon as the doctor sends a prescription to the pharmacy. ...Read more
Drug to grow eyelash: Latisse (bimatoprost) is the only approved drug to increase eyelash growth and thickness. It is available by prescription and is painted onto the base of the lashes twice per day. Results occur in 3-4 weeks and the drug must be continued or the lashes return to their previous state. ...Read more
Latisse (bimatoprost): Is often very effective in helping lashes grow and look thicker. Keep in mind that it may take several months of use to help achieve this, and sometimes there is little or no response. In addition, if you discontinue use of the medication, then the effect on the lashes eventually disappears. ...Read more
Not dangerous: Although there can be side effects from using latisse, (bimatoprost) it is not dangerous. Aside from lengthening eyelashes, the active ingredient can permanently darken eyelid skin, cause hazel or green eyes to become brown, and can even cause hair growth on the eyelid skin. No systemic side effects have been found with use of Latisse (bimatoprost) or Lumigan (same medicine, used for glaucoma). ...Read more
Yes it works!: It is costly, and if stop using it the lashes will return with time to what they were previously. ...Read more
Redness: Redness and irritation are the most common side effects. Concerns about changing eye color never materialized and is no longer considered a real risk. When the same product is used for glaucoma, it is applied directly into the eye and there were some rare cased of brown eyes turing darker, but this has never happened in millions of patients using Latisse (bimatoprost) to eyelashes. ...Read more
Not likely: Latisse (bimatoprost) is a low concentration of a drug used to treat glaucoma. The only side effect could be a change in the pigmentation of your iris if you use it regularly and are a little sloppy in the application. There are no systemic issues. Used properly it should pose no hazard. ...Read more
Latisse (bimatoprost): See: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/latisse-side-effects.htmlGet a more detailed answer ›
Correction : Bimatoprost, a prostaglandin analogue, is very effective for treating glaucoma. It's trade name is Lumigan (0.01%) and is prescribed by doctors managing glaucoma. Latisse is also Bimatoprost (0.03%) that is prescribed to people desiring longer lashes. It's applied to the upper lash line by applicator sponge & not directly to the eyeball. The products are the same and differ on % & indication ...Read more
Is latisse (bimatoprost) a safe product and how long should it be used and is it safe with contacts?
Yes: It is safe to use and it can be used with contacts in place. Be sure to not get any in your eye. The best way to use it is to put in on your lashes when your contacts are not in your eyes. ...Read more
Please help! What is the active ingredient in latisse (bimatoprost) that makes lashes longer and darker?
Latisse (bimatoprost): Bimatoprost is a prostaglandin analog/prodrug used topically as eye drops. The lash growth is a side effect discovered when the drug was used to treat glaucoma. There can be unwanted side effects including darkening of the iris color and dark circles around the eyes. ...Read more
Can I use latisse on my lower lashes? I'm afraid that if I use latisse only on my upper lashes, they will be out of proportion to my lower lashes. Can I use the treatment to make the lashes on my lower lid look longer and fuller than well?
Yes: Yes, it will. However, it's not recommended to apply it to your lower eyelid since it can drip down to your cheeks and cause hair growth on your cheeks. ...Read more
Doctor: You need a doctor to write it for you. ...Read more