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Submitted by steven on Thu, 08/18/2011 - 12:25
This popular new eyelash enhancer is actually an eye drop used to treat glaucoma that was found to make eyelashes grow. By applying it to the base of your upper eyelashes once a day, every week you’ll watch your lashes grow thicker and longer.
Normal hairs grow for a period of time then eventually shed. Latisse works by increasing the length of the growing phase and the number of hairs growing at one time.
A few patients have had eye irritation, infection, and darkening of the eyelid skin, which is usually reversible. When the drop is placed directly into the eye as a glaucoma drop, a small number of patients had darkening of the iris (the colored part of the eye), but this has not been seen with Latisse used on the eyelids.