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Side Effects of Latisse

February 20, 2012 · Posted in Daily Health News · Comments Off 

Latisse is the first eyelash enhancement product approved FDA. Manufactured by Allergen, it is used to treat hypotrichosis or having too few eyelashes. There is a possibility of a person being allergic to certain ingredients in the product. Even if the side effects of Latisse may be reversed after the product is discontinued, it causes concern among several patients.

A Latisse consists of bimatoprost that is used to treat glaucoma and manage ocular pressure. Other ingredients are benzalkonium chloride, sodium chloride, sodium phosphate, dibasic, citric acid and purified water. Benzalkonium chloride in the product may cause allergic reactions.

Latisse should be applied once a day to the base of the upper eyelashes with a sterile, disposable applicator 8 weeks prior to expecting the results. Some of the side effects of Latisse are

  • Redness of the eye, itching sensation, irritation of the eyes and dryness in the eyes.
  • Hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin).
  • Falling out of lashes and discoloration of the eyes.
  • It may take long time to work, about 4 months, to give noticeable results.
  • Stopping the Latisse may make the lashes to go back to their original state.
  • The surgeons may not be aware of the prescription.