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Is latisse (bimatoprost) dangerous to use at all? Are there any health risks to using it?

Is latisse (bimatoprost) dangerous to use at all? Are there any health risks to using it?

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

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Latisse (Definition)

Bimatoprost is an reduces pressure inside the eye caused by glaucoma. It also is used to make eyelashes ...Read more


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Can children use Latisse (bimatoprost)?

Can children use Latisse (bimatoprost)?

Not approved: Safety of Latisse (bimatoprost) for children has not been established. It should only be used under the supervision of a physician. ...Read more

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Who should not use Latisse (bimatoprost)?

Latisse (bimatoprost): No contraindications were noted on http://www.drugs.com/pro/latisse.html.

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Out a lot of what little lashs I do have. Is latisse (bimatoprost) good to use?

Out a lot of what little lashs I do have. Is latisse (bimatoprost) good to use?

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

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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 as well?

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 as well?

Only : Only apply Latisse (bimatoprost) at the base of the upper eyelashes. It is not necessary to apply to the lower lashes because as you blink or sleep the solution will touch the lower lashes. They will not be out of proportion with the upper lashes. ...Read more

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I choose not to use latisse to grow eyelashes but would like to try an online product. Which ones are safe? There are many online eyelash enhancing products for sale and i would like to purchase one that is safe to use and lives up to its claims. I want

I choose not to use latisse to grow eyelashes but would like to try an online product. Which ones are safe? There are many online eyelash enhancing products for sale and i would like to purchase one that is safe to use and lives up to its claims.  I want

Homeopathic : Homeopathic over the counter or on line products need not show efficacy to be sold---there are no reports that any of these products work but will probably not hurt you--just your pocket book. Latisse (bimatoprost) is the only proven product which will increase the length of your lashes, but will not make you grown more lashes. ...Read more

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Can prolonged computer or close mobile phone use cause retinal damage? Dx with latisse (bimatoprost) holes and wondering if lifestyle changes may stop it. Scared.

Can prolonged computer or close mobile phone use cause retinal damage? Dx with latisse (bimatoprost) holes and wondering if lifestyle changes may stop it. Scared.

You need to ask opht: I don't have any data of this but you coudl ask your ophthalmologist. It is called Lattice degeneration and may depend on your visoon and type of tissue. I doubt that computer or cell phone use is impacting this. ...Read more

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Can I use eyelash growth serum like latisse (bimatoprost) if i'm breastfeeding?

Can I use eyelash growth serum like latisse (bimatoprost) if i'm breastfeeding?

Unknown: I am not aware of any studies of the safety of Latisse (bimatoprost) while breast feeding. To be on the safe side, i would suggest waiting on the Latisse (bimatoprost) until you are finished breast feeding. ...Read more

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Can I use lumigan for my eye lashes? Is it the same as latisse (bimatoprost)? And can it grow eye brows? And what are the side effects?

Can I use lumigan for my eye lashes? Is it the same as latisse (bimatoprost)? And can it grow eye brows?  And what are the side effects?

Yes: Latisse (bimatoprost) is a prescription serum that is effective in lengthening, thickening, and darkening the eyelashes. It is the best proven way to get longer eyelashes. Side effects are itching, irritation, pigmentary changes, and risk of iris color change. ...Read more

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Latisse (bimatoprost) degeneration. Early stage. Highly myopic. Can a wrong prescription, computer use, and mobile phone use at night cause or worsen it?

Latisse (bimatoprost)  degeneration.  Early stage. Highly myopic. Can a wrong prescription, computer use, and mobile phone use at night cause or worsen it?

No: Lattice degeneration is an atrophic area in the peripheral retina. Prescription, computer use and phone use will not affect it. The only suggestion is to have routine examinations by an ophthalmologist who can monitor the areas for tearing of the retina around the edges of the lesions which would require treatment. Also, contact him immediately if you have floaters, flashes or a field defect. ...Read more

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What is Latisse (bimatoprost) used for?

What is Latisse (bimatoprost) used for?

Latisse (bimatoprost): "LATISSE® is a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis (inadequate or not enough lashes) to grow eyelashes longer, fuller, darker." See: http://www.latisse.com/ ...Read more

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Where can I buy latisse (bimatoprost) online ?

Where can I buy latisse (bimatoprost) online ?

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

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Bimatoprost (Definition)

Bimatoprost is an reduces pressure inside the eye caused by glaucoma. It also is used to make eyelashes ...Read more