Latisse is 0.03% bimatoprost ophthalmic solution. Latisse is the same solution used for years to treat glaucoma, or increased eye pressure, although instead of dropping the solution directly on the eye, Latisse is applied to the skin of the upper eyelid next to the eyelashes with special eyeliner applicators. Many people using bimatoprost drops for glaucoma noticed a welcome increase in the length and thickness of their eyelashes. Seeing an opportunity here the manufacturer, Allergan, decided to get FDA approval for improving eyelash growth by demonstrating its effectiveness and safety.
After using Latisse nightly for 6 to 8 weeks there should be a noticeable improvement in your eyelashes. If you stop using Latisse altogether your eyelashes will gradually return to their original appearance over the next 2 to 3 months. Because of this, a maintenance routine using Latisse 2 or 3 times a week is recommended.
Very rarely, Latisse users may notice a slight darkening of the eyelid skin along the base of the eyelashes. Most don't mind this since it's a lot like natural eyeliner, but don't count on it as a benefit because it is rather rare. It would go away if you stopped Latisse too. With the bimatoprost drops applied directly to the eye for glaucoma treatment there have been reports of brown pigmentation in the colored part of the eye and this is often permanent in these rare patients. It is possible that this could also occur with the eyelid application of Latisse, but it probably hasn't been reported so far.
A little irritation or itching of the eye or eyelid occurs in about 4% of users, but this doesn't necessarily mean you have to stop using it.
If you're allergic to it you shouldn't use it. Duh. If you have glaucoma you should check with an ophthalmologist before using Latisse. If having thicker, longer, more attractive eyelashes bothers you, I wouldn't recommend Latisse either.
For more information visit www.Latisse.com.