Latisse: Does it Work?
If you have sparse, short lashes and have tried all the mascaras, falsies and potions on the market to help plump up your puny lashes, then you might be tempted to try Latisse, a medication only available by prescription. Originally developed for glaucoma sufferers, a side effect of the medication that included long, lush lashes was noticed. So the FDA approved the medication for application to the lash line, and a new beauty product was born. But is Latisse for you? Is it safe? First, assess your desire for lashes vs. the steep cost. Insurance doesn't cover Latisse, and it costs $120 or more for a month's supply. If you're not deterred by the cost, then consider the side effects. Discoloration of the iris - the colored part of your eye - and the eyelid where it is applied are common side effects. In lighter-eyed people, the irises may turn brown, and the eyelid may turn dark as well; users report a dark purple hue on the skin.