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Latisse and Safety

You should always consult a doctor any time you consider a prescription treatment. Every treatment will have some ups and downs depending upon the user. Though Latisse has very few side effects, you should talk with your physician to find out whether or not Latisse is the right option for you. Take a few minutes to read the following Latisse safety information.

Should your doctor not know about Latisse, seek out one who does. There are factors that can determine whether or not you should use Latisse, so knowing everything you can is important. By looking at your medical history as well as examining Latisse itself, the right doctor will be able to tell you if you should or should not take Latisse. If you have certain problems such as an eye infection, broken skin on the upper eyelid, irritated skin on the upper eyelid, or if you currently take treatments for intraocular pressure, you may have to wait before using Latisse.

There are some side effects that may occur when using Latisse. 4% of patients in the clinical study experienced eye itching and/or redness. These effects lasted for a brief amount of time and often disappeared as eyes adjusted to the solution or patients learned to apply the solution properly. These side effects are not allergic reactions, so if you experience them, do not worry as your eyes will not be harmed or damaged.

There are less common side effects such as eye irritation, dryness, redness of the eyelids, or hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin). Hyperpigmentation causes the skin of the eyelids to become darker than the skin around it, but this can be reversed upon discontinuation of Latisse. Always use the supplied applicator for Latisse to prevent foreign items such as dirt of bacteria from getting near your eyes. The applicators come in sterile packages and are FDA-approved for the application of Latisse.

Some may worry about iris pigmentation (eye color change), but Latisse clinical trials did not experience this condition. Very little solution is applied to the eyelid area and much of the solution is absorbed into the skin. Iris pigmentation has been reported by those who used similar medications, but these were applied directly to the eyes (not the eyelid skin) in order to treat elevated intraocular pressure/glaucoma.

The FDA has approved Latisse for hypotrichosis (inadequate or not enough eye lashes) and is the only prescription treatment available for this condition. The FDA has revied all clinical study information and examined the ingredients to make sure they are safe for human use when applied in the correct manner.

If you still have concerns about safety, contact your doctor.