You have probably heard about Latisse, the eyelash grower that’s been on the market since theFDAapproved it in December 2008. How do you use it? Is it safe for your eyes? And does it really work as an eyelash lengthener?
Latisse is actually a version of aglaucoma drugin eye drop form called bimatoprost (brand name Lumigan, manufacturer Allergan, Inc.), in use since FDA approval in 2001. During that period,eye doctorsand their glaucoma patients noticed the hair growth side effect, with longer, lusher eyelashes appearing over time.
Celebrities such as Jenny McCarthy and Mandy Moore have reportedly used Latisse, and its advertising spokespeople have included Brooke Shields and Claire Danes. Recently, Christina Hendricks, star ofMad Men, signed on to promote the product in conjunction with a charity fundraising campaign called the Latisse Wishes Challenge.