Is Latisse safe for your eyes?

Latisse is the new eyelash enhancer that can grow your eyelids and make them longer and fuller. But is Latisse safe for your eyes? Latisse is an ophthalmic solution, therefore if any of the solution does get in your eyes it is not expected to cause any harm, but be sure to rinse the eye. Also, take careful note of the possible side-effects, and adhere to the safety instructions.

What is Latisse?
Latisse is a prescription drug that has been approved by the FDA for the thickening and lengthening of the eye lashes. The product should be applied to the base of the eyelashes using the approved applicator brush. The results with Latisse are not immediate, as the lashes grow gradually, but there is noticeable growth after about 4 weeks. The full results can take up to 16 weeks.

Is Latisse Safe?
If you are contemplating using Latisse for longer lashes, you should be aware of possible side-effects. On their website, the manufacturer notes that there are some possible side-effects when using Latisse. These include eye irritation, dryness of the eyelids, redness of the eyelids, and darkening of the eyelid skin. These side-effects are usually temporary. A few cases of darkening of the iris have also been reported, and unfortunately this is not reversible .

Clients are further advised to avoid applying Latisse to the lower eyelids. Also, if you wear contact lens, be sure to remove them before putting on Latisse. In order to ensure the safety of your eyes, Latisse should be applied only as directed using the sterile applicator.

If you have any questions or concerns about Latisse, contact Envision Eye and Laser Center, Bowie, MD. Call 301-805-4664 today and schedule a consultation with Renee Bovelle, MD, to find out if you would be a good candidate (learn more).

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