Is Latisse Safe?

DR. I, How safe is latisses?...and i read that it was a glocoma med?...What is your apppion on this eye lash it worth a try? :)

Latisse was, and still is, used for many years as a treatment for glaucoma in the form of eye drops.  Patients and doctors noticed eyelash growth as a side effect. Allergan, the company who owns the patent, then got it FDA approved for eyelash growth.  Latisse is put in a thin line along the upper lash margin (like an eyeliner), NOT in the eye. 

It is very safe as long as a few precautions are observed.  Our office has a short medical questionaire that we go over with our patients before we prescribe it.  Every patient we have treated has been happy with the difference in their eyelashes.  A few of our patients developed eyelid irritation and had to stop using it.   Hope this helps.  Dr. I

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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