The brand name for the prescription medication bimatoprost ophthalmic solution is Latisse. Applying this solution to the upper lash line will help your eyelashes seem better over time by causing them to get longer, thicker, and darker.

The original usage of this exact bimatoprost solution was as a glaucoma medication (with the brand name Lumigan). When taking Lumigan for glaucoma, several people noticed that their eyelashes grew longer and thicker. Bimatoprost solution is a prostaglandin analog, the active ingredient in it has the capacity to lengthen eyelashes which eventually inspired the creation of Latisse.

You need a prescription from your ophthalmologist in order to use Latisse. To make sure you are a good candidate for this cosmetic medicine, they will examine your eye health. The medication should not be used by those with specific eye conditions like conjunctivitis, macular edema, or uveitis. Additionally, because Latisse contains a component that lowers eye pressure, those who take glaucoma medications or other medications that do the same must have regular eye exams by their ophthalmologist while using Latisse.

When used to promote eyelash development, Latisse (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) may have several unwanted effects. Red eyes, dry eyes, itching and irritation of the eyelids, as well as skin discoloration, can all be symptoms. You will no longer experience these specific adverse effects if you stop using Latisse. Your iris becoming darker and more pigmented in brown is another potential side effect of using Latisse. When you stop taking the medication, this negative effect remains.

Follow the directions for using Latisse exactly to reduce the possibility of side effects. The following are some pointers for effectively utilizing this medication:

Take off your contact lenses before using Latisse if you wear them. Never reuse the single-use applicator for this medication after applying it to your eyelashes. You should also wait 15 minutes before placing your contact lenses back in your eyes.

Do not let the bottle tip touch your eye or any other surface, such as a counter or sink, to reduce the risk of serious eye infection.

Your ophthalmologist can discuss the risks and benefits of using Latisse to enhance the growth and appearance of eyelashes.

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