Latisse: Grow Long Eyelashes


So there’s a new drug recently FDA approved to treat a lack of eyelashes, or hypotrichosis.  (Yes, there’s a medical term for inadequate eyelashes!)  Brooke Shields is the spokesperson for Latissebrought to us by Allergan.  They also manufacture breast implants and Juvederm for the nasolabial folds (laugh lines)…can you tell I live with a plastic surgeon?

I did ask my husband to check out whether you can use this product if you’re pregnant or nursing.  He said trials indicate there could be dangers if you’re pregnant.  No studies have been done on nursing mothers.  

My hairstylist, Gaye Lynn has been using it.  She said her lashes got so long she had to trim them so she could wear sunglasses!   


Side Effects According to the website:

“The most common side effects after using LATISSE® solution are an itching sensation in the eyes and/or eye redness, which were reported in approximately 4% of patients. These may occur immediately after use, but should usually last only for a short period of time. Eye itching and eye redness are not allergic reactions, and do not mean that your eyes are being harmed.

LATISSE®solution may cause other less common side effects, which typically occur on the skin close to where LATISSE® is applied, or in the eyes. These include eye irritation, dryness of the eyes, and redness of the eyelids. Skin darkening (or hyperpigmentation) is another less common side effect. This condition causes areas of skin to become darker than the surrounding skin color, but has been reported to be reversible after discontinuation of the product.

You should always only use the FDA-approved sterile applicators to apply LATISSE®directly to the base of your upper eyelashes. The applicators have been specially designed and manufactured to meet FDA standards, and help patients properly apply the product.

Could LATISSE® cause the color of my eyes to change?

Increased brown iris pigmentationhas occurred when similar medications were instilled directly into the eye to treat elevated intraocular pressure/glaucoma. Although iris pigmentation was not reported in clinical studies with LATISSE®, patients should be advised about the potential for increased brown iris pigmentation which is likely to be permanent.”

Here’s Brooke Shields’ before and after pictures:


So does it work?  The before and after pictures are amazing.  See more for yourself at the  Latisse Website


One Response

  1. My best friend who is battling breast cancer for the second time just started using this product. The nurse gave it to her at the clinic’s cost, which was still rather high – but a small price to pay, overall, given the hope it’s providing her after chemo.

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