Tuesday, February 17, 2009
The lobby of a medical spa isn't your typical venue for a cocktail party, but these women aren't just here to socialize, they want better looking eyelashes. "Just a little more length without the mascara. Dark, thick, fabulous lashes."
Jennifer Altmeyer is first in line for a new prescription drug called Latisse. It contains a compound used in medication for glaucoma patients. One of the side effects is thicker, longer lashes. It's something you do every night just before you go to bed only on the upper eye lid. But Dr. Randy Rudderman says be patient. If you use latisse between 4 weeks and 16 weeks you're going to see a significant growth of eyelashes.
He also warns about negative side effects such as eye irritation, darkening of the lash line and hair growth in other areas of the skin if you miss your target. Breast cancer survivor mary johnson is willing to take her chances. Until you have lost your eyelashes you don't really realize how hard it is to put eye makeup on. Without lashes, she says you just don't look the same.
At first I was thinking no way would I do this, but maybe I would. It seems pretty harmless. I would just want to make sure it couldn't make your eyes swell or make you go blind or something crazy like that!