What are the side effects of Latisse?

Potential side effects of Latisse include:
  • Redness of the thin tissue over the white part of the eye (conjunctiva)
  • Itchy, red eyes.
  • Dry eyes.
  • Darkened eyelids.
  • Darkened brown pigmentation in the colored part of the eye (iris)
  • Hair growth around the eyes if the medication regularly runs or drips off the eyelids.


Who should not use Latisse?

Do not use LATISSE® solution if you are allergic to one of its ingredients. Inactive ingredients: benzalkonium chloride; sodium chloride; sodium phosphate, dibasic; citric acid; and purified water. Sodium hydroxide and/or hydrochloric acid may be added to adjust pH. The pH during its shelf life ranges from 6.8 — 7.8.

Does Latisse affect your vision?

Tell your doctor if you have serious side effects of Latisse including severe burning or itching of your eyes, severe redness or swelling in or around your eye, vision problems, eye pain, seeing halos around lights, oozing or discharge from your eye, or increased sensitivity to light.


Does Latisse have long term effects?

LATISSE® use may cause increased brown iris pigmentation of the colored part of the eye which is likely to be permanent. While very infrequent, increased iris pigmentation has occurred when LATISSE® was administered. It is possible for hair growth to occur in other areas of your skin that LATISSE® frequently touches.

Does Latisse cause aging?

The deepening of the upper eyelid sulcus, lid thinning and fibrosis are unlikely to fully resolve with the discontinuation of Latisse. The effect is the permament premature aging of the eyelids.


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What happens when you stop Latisse?

If you stop using Latisse, your eyelashes will gradually lose the extra thickness, length and color provided by the medication until they reach their previous appearance. This can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months or more.

Why don't you put Latisse on lower lashes?

Dermatologists do not recommend using Latisse on lower lashes. Applying Latisse to areas beyond the upper lash line may cause excess hair growth in unwanted areas. For best results, Latisse should only be applied to your upper lash line.

Can Latisse cause facial hair?

There have been reports of hair growing on the cheeks and eyelids, indicating that facial areas have been frequently exposed to the solution. So you should be very particular when it comes to using the product.

Is there anything better than Latisse for eyelash growth?

Revitalash is an over-the-counter lash growth formula that contains a smaller amount of the prostaglandin latanoprost. This works the same as the active ingredient in Latisse (Latisse has the patent on theirs) but is found in a smaller amount, which is why it is available without a prescription.


Does Latisse cause eye bags?

In addition to chronic irritation, Latisse has also been known to darken the eyelid skin and the color of the iris in people with light brown or hazel eyes, as well as potentially causing a sunken eye appearance by shrinking the layers of orbital fat around the eye socket.

Can you put Latisse on eyebrows?

Bimatoprost (Latisse) treats TE and possibly other forms of eyebrow loss by extending hair growth cycles so hairs have time to grow longer. It may help eyelash growth, but studies suggest it is also effective for eyebrows , though not yet approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for that purpose.

How much is a bottle of Latisse?

Common questions about Latisse pricing

The lowest price of a 3 mL bottle of brand name Latisse is about $135 with a free GoodRx discount. The generic version (bimatoprost) is about $45.

How long does it take for Latisse to kick in?

It usually takes at least two months before the lashes begin to thicken, with full results occurring within three to four months. In order to see full results from Latisse, you must be diligent in applying it nightly. If you stop using Latisse, your eyelashes will in time return to their previous thickness.


Does Latisse help hooded eyes?

Good candidates for eyelid rejuvenation with Latisse are:

Those with excessive upper eyelid skin with hooding. People with puffiness of upper and lower eyelids.

What happens when you stop using lash serum?

The answer is that there is no effect. Just as your eyelashes grow without using lash serum, they will also undergo the growth cycle as per normal when you stop using the serum. Your lash hair will shed during the telogen phase (not all at once) and grow during the anagen phase.

Does castor oil work as well as Latisse?

Our verdict in a nutshell: in the battle of Latisse vs. Castor Oil, it's a clear win for Latisse. No studies have shown castor oil to improve eyelash growth, and users report very mixed results. Doctors explain that the reason people think castor oil works is because of its moisturizing and conditioning benefits.

Does insurance cover Latisse?

Insurance probably won't cover Latisse unless you have a medical condition that affects your eyelashes. But that's just the financial cost. Possible side effects include darkening of the eyelids or even the eyes; turning blue, green, or hazel eyes brown, or making brown eyes appear to be a deeper brown.


Does Vaseline help your eyelashes grow?

Vaseline is an occlusive moisturizer that can be used effectively on dry skin and eyelashes. It can't make eyelashes grow faster or longer, but it can moisturize them, making them look fuller and lusher.

Does Latisse tighten skin?

However, with the right dosage and proper patient selection, she noticed eye-opening results from Latisse, including reducing eye bags or bulges, reduced “hooding” of the upper lid and tightening of the skin below the eye.

Does Latisse darken skin?

In a study for FDA approval, localized skin darkening only occurred in approximately 2.9% of patients using LATISSE®. It's caused by an increase in melanin close to where the solutiuon is applied and is expected to reverse several weeks to months after discontinuing use of the product.

Does Latisse cause fat atrophy?

This potential side effect of Latisse has not been previously reported in the literature. We present 7 cases of periorbital hollowing due to fat atrophy as a side effect of topical ophthalmic bimatoprost therapy.


Is Generic Latisse just as good?

Latisse (bimatoprost) is available as a generic medication and may be significantly cheaper compared to the brand version. Unless there is a specific reason you need the brand, the generic medication will be a better value.

How long does a bottle of Latisse last?

In general, a 5ml bottle can last between four and eight months. There are 112 doses in 5 milliliters. You will likely apply this daily for 16 weeks, or almost 4 months. In some cases, the medication may only need to be applied every day during the initiation phase.

Does Latisse stop working after a while?

Answer: Latisse stopped working

I recommend taking a break from Latisse. Continue using a lash serum or conditioner/strengthener to maintain healthy lashes. Give Latisse a try again in 3-6 months.