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eye lash thickening (Latisse)....

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eye lash thickening (Latisse)....

Postby joyf » Fri Dec 26, 2008 12:43 pm

Has anyone heard of this or used it. Just read about it, and am so curious.
(The maker of Botox it said) There is this eyelash thickening drug Latisse. Where you are supposed to apply it to the base of the upper eyelash with a sterile single-use eye disposable applicator - and is supposed to be great to give you thick eyelashes.

Has anyone heard of this or tried this? Is it as simple to use (said no physical discomfort) and are the results are good as good they say?

safe? If you have any info. would love to hear ...

thanks.
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Postby 4evryoung » Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:32 pm

joyf,

I have also heard of it, i saw it being discussed on the local news no less. I am also curious about it--
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Postby DCNGA » Tue Dec 30, 2008 7:41 pm

The active ingredient is the same thing that was in the Jan Marini product. Allergan is the reason the FDA raided Marini and seized their product--Allergan has the patent on the active ingredient (actually a glaucoma medication). So now Allergan has released it as Latisse and will make the big bucks on it. I think it will be available next month, by prescription only.

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Postby kylesmom9 » Wed Dec 31, 2008 7:28 am

I have been reading up on the lash thickeners...it sounds so nice to have fuller, more lush lashes! But I would just DIE if my eyes turned brown or got brown spots in them! I suppose that's not a side effect that would bother me if my eyes were brown in the first place, but a real problem for us blue/green people. Not fair!
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Postby 4evryoung » Wed Dec 31, 2008 8:05 am

Kylesmom9,

Yes I totally agree that would not be good to end up with brown eyes. I think the eyelash extensions might be a safer alternative. This is becoming a booming business around here. I find it hard to understand how they can last even 2 weeks but some averstisements say up to 8 weeks!! It is $40 for the 2 weeks. I don't suppose you can rub your eyes or they would fall off. (?) I would like to look into this--as an alternative. It seems all the "stars" have long eyelashes and you know that are extensions. Happy New Year everyone! Have a safe and happy New Year.
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Postby DCNGA » Wed Dec 31, 2008 8:07 am

Us hazel-eyed people already have nondescript, brown speckled eyes--so maybe for us it would not matter so much :lol: . I used the Jan Marini product and never saw a difference. The side-effects or intended results from the active chemical in this product are just like all other medications as far as I'm concerned--some will have them (side-effects/results) and some won't. While this product may make some people's lashes thicker, I'm thinking some won't have that same "side-effect" or results. Same goes for changing a person's eye color--it may happen to some and not others. The active chemical is actually a product originally intended for glaucoma patients--eyelash growth was an unexpected "side effect" as were the eye color changes.


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Postby 4evryoung » Wed Dec 31, 2008 11:02 am

Correction:

I "reread" what I wrote and I didn't mean that having brown eyes would be bad--my beautiful granddaughter, husband and 2 sons have brown eyes!! (What was I thinking?) I have blue/grey eyes and all I meant was if they changed, and were half and half or some other odd thing, that it would not be a good thing for myself. My apologies to the brown eyed people! (:-) I am way to tired from the holidays shopping, planning, cooking cleaning to make any sense right now---
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Postby joyf » Wed Dec 31, 2008 11:38 am

Thank you everybody for this information!
I was not aware fully about all of these other things you are talking about so having this very helpful.

4everyoung - you are to funny, but I so understand what you are talking about about being tired from the hoidays. omg - I had family here from all over.

Thanks again and happy new year to all of you! :)
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Postby DCNGA » Wed Dec 31, 2008 11:45 am

For me, brown eyes would be welcomed. Right now my eyes are a rather nondescript color.

Nonetheless, I did not read your statement on brown eyes as anything offensive.

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Postby kylesmom9 » Wed Dec 31, 2008 5:33 pm

:lol:

I think those with brown eyes would not like the thought of having blue spots in their eyes either. :wink: I guess the point is we don't want some random color change.
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Postby DCNGA » Wed Dec 31, 2008 5:47 pm

That's true, Terri. This is one possible side-effect that anyone considering using this product needs to know. What I was trying to say, but did so poorly, was that for anyone who's not "attached" to their eye color, it may not matter if their eye color were to change if they used the product.

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Postby joyf » Thu Jan 01, 2009 2:28 pm

geez - I had no idea about this possible eye color change/spots you all are talking about.

There is so much knowledge here I get. I am so glad I asked.
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Postby ouch! » Thu Jan 01, 2009 3:52 pm

What do you ladies think about the product in the attached link? My lashes are fairly long, but I'd like them to be thicker. My eyes are blue also though. Has anyone tried anything like this:

http://www.qvc.com/qic/qvcapp.aspx/view ... k.yah.0000
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Postby 4evryoung » Thu Jan 01, 2009 4:55 pm

Ouch,

I saw this one p.m. at a beauty depot store. This is similar to "sally's." They were however sold out. If you want to buy it try those stores. I would me willing to give this a try.
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Postby joyf » Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:48 pm

I just read a post tonight from ariel on the skin care board announcing mmh just started selling Latisse.

It didn't have a price but it looks like they got it here now!

Is anybody going to try it?
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