Latisse (for eyelashes)

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  1. HiddenLacey

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    Who has seen this and who knows anything about it? Opps I edited I forgot the link!

    http://www.latisse.com/

    I saw it last night when I couldn't sleep and I was doing the channel
    surf-a-thon after 2am.

    The Dermatologist has to write the script for it, but the results are pretty nice. I'm alittle bummed out that they did not have a natural blond model with lashes like mine with results. My eyelashes are a blondish color and very light though I have nice lashes. I'm thinking of trying this to see what type of results I can get. I hate wearing make-up, but mascara is my only must have tool for a night out. It would be nice to have longer darker lashes hopefully ridding myself of the hated mascara FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    I seem to recall reading that it was a glaucoma (I think) drug that coincidentally caused the test subjects eyelashes to grow at an accelerated rate. It's now being marketed for that purpose and is being tested for use on balding scalps as well. I'm not sure if the drug was initially meant for glaucoma, it may have been for dry eyes or something like that.
     
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    The only things I know about it are that it can turn blue or green eyes into brown eyes and that it appears to work well for growing eyelashes.
     
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    I was reading about the brown pigment as well. I have light eyes so I'm not to keen on that. I still think its an interesting product. So much work seems to go into cosmetic products vs life saving products.
     
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    I don't think that more work goes into cosmetics than health products, but when a drug designed for health purposes exhibits side effects that people will pay for (viagra) it's not surprising that the drug companies will want to reap the benefits from that as well.
     
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    my fiancee and I are creeped out by the whole "could accidentally permenantly change your eye color" thing.

    thats just... weird...

    though I got the impression that only occurs if you get it IN the eye.....

    but still. yeesh.
     
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    LOL, I know it's the same thing that bothered me about it. There is another product called Rapidlash that is over the counter, I have read a blog or two on it, but I'm highly skeptical of anything that hasn't been approved by the FDA.
     
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    I am highly skeptical of anything, whether the FDA approves it or not. Do you have any idea how many FDA approved drugs end up with recalls, or class action suits? I have long believed that there is corruption at the highest levels in that organization.

    I'm not saying that makes Rapidlash any better than Latisse, but I don't believe that FDA approval automatically means Latisse will be any safer, either.
     
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    Nope, I'm not talking about safety, just whether or not it works. Anytime I use medication I always run the risk of side effects. It's just like taking an antibotic, I could be allergic to it and not know it until I ingest it.
     
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