FDA approves eyelash growing drug; May darken eyelid, eye pigmentation

From NBC12 Healthcast

The FDA has approved the first drug to promote eyelash growth. The product is called, "latisse," and is made by allergan.

It contains the active ingredient in a glaucoma drug but, is used differently.

The product is applied like an eyeliner.

The company says that longer, thicker, and darker lashes can result within four months of use.

Allergan says latisse may cause a darkening of the eyelid skin and an increased brown pigmentation in the eye.

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