It is rare for drugs to have made the jump from medicinal purposes to cosmetics. Yet, it should be clear that there are drugs that have been modified as a result of their side effects. The same can be held true for Latisse.

How did it develop?

Before being approved by the FDA as an eyelash enhancer, the drug’s original form was slated to cure Glaucoma. However, as more and more patients made use of the drug, an interesting pattern started to emerge, one where each patient in addition to being cured of their glaucoma, started to grow thicker and longer eyelashes.

This is when the makers of the drug started to realize its potential as an eyelash enhancer. The drug got its FDA approval back in the year 2008, but the regulatory authority was quick to point out that it could only be taken once prescribed to a patient by a registered medical practitioner.

Safety first

Dr. Kole’s number one concern for his patients is Safety! The primary ingredient of the drug is bimatoprost. An FDA approval means that the drug has been deemed safe for use of adults. Yet, there are certain precautions that need to be taken. First up, patients who are suffering from glaucoma and are already taking prior medication for it should not take this medication, since it is likely to increase side effects of the drug.

The Threat of Side effects

While there are more and more people looking to make use of Latisse Eyelash Enhancer, there are certain side effects that you may experience when you make use of the drug. Some of the most common side effects that customers who use the product frequently can experience are:

  • Itching
  • Swelling of the eyelid
  • Swelling of the Eyes
  • Experiencing bloodshot eyes
  • Darkening of the eyelids
  • Experiencing dry eyes
  • Can change the color of blue eyes

Using Your Eyelash Enhancer with contacts

People from all walks of life can have smaller, thinner eyelashes. Hence, the use of the product is made by people with bad and good eyesight alike. As a result of which, the FDA has warned that there needs to be caution exercised when using Latisse Eyelash Enhancer with your contacts. This is because in most cases, your contacts will absorb the product when it is applied, hence it is best that you remove your contacts before using the product and only apply them after 15 minutes of having made use of the product.

Who can use it?

Adults of all ages are categorized as safe users of the medicine by the FDA. People who have thin eyelashes or eyelashes that don’t grow can be ideal candidates. The most important aspect hence, is finding a solution to the problem. Yet, you cannot be the judge of whether or not you are fit to use the product. At the end of the day, you will have to make use of the EyeLash Enhancer only if your doctor prescribes it for your condition.

To see if Latisse is right for you, visit The Kole Plastic Surgery Center today! Call 215-315-7655 to schedule your complimentary consultation.