Many men and woman are attracted to Latisse, since it is the only FDA approved prescription product that can help grow natural eyelashes!
Latisse is actually a re-branded version of Lumigan, the anti-glaucoma drug made by Allergan.
The claim was that while their original glaucoma treatment product, Lumigan (when applied directly to the corneas), could potentially darken lightly colored eyes, which created a common question that is asked today:
Will Latisse changes my eye color?
The short answer is no.
Latisse is applied directly to the eyelashes and not to the eyeball. When this solution is applied as directed to the top of the eyelid skin for eyelash growth, it will not affect the coloring of the eye.
The most common side effect includes irritation of the eye or the skin surrounding the eyelashes, as well as darkening of the skin surrounding the lashes. Some patients have experienced some itchiness and or redness of the upper eyelid. While this is common it is temporary. If the itchiness or redness continues then the use of Latisse should be discontinued.
Those who fail to use the Latisse applicators properly are also at risk for developing bacterial keratitis, an eye infection that can cause blindness.
As with any medication, the benefits and risks must be weighed first, so it is important to use the product as directed and be observant for any side effects. Latisse is only prescribed through a doctor, and if any of these side effects occur it is important to notify your physician.