Wednesday, January 26th, 2011
There have been some recent rumors that Claire Danes had unspecified side effects from Latisse. Speculation included iris pigmentation and discoloration of the skin around her eyes. Photos from her recent Golden Globes win show no evidence of this. Claire looks great!
We’ve had very good success with Latisse. Nearly every patient is happy with the treatments, and some people are even experimenting with using Latisse on the scalp and eyebrows. Preliminary results haven’t been released yet, but I expect that Latisse’s FDA-approved indications are going to expand in the near future.
Click here for my previous post on Claire Danes, including before and after photos of her eyelashes!
Saturday, December 18th, 2010
A report from the New York Post quotes an unnamed source that actress and Allergan spokesperson Claire Danes has developed discoloration of the skin around her eyes due to use of the popular eyelash lengthener Latisse. This source “claims that Danes’ makeup artist has to plaster on concealer to cover the purplish and yellowish shade. ‘It is hard to cover it up.” Is this true?
I strongly doubt it. A study reported by Latisse-maker Allergan quotes a 2.9% risk of temporary skin darkening, completely reversible with discontinuation of the product. In my practice, we dispense at least 3-4 boxes of Latisse each week and have not seen any complications from it. It’s actually surprising how may people seem to tolerate it and have really nice results. The product does work, as evidenced by Claire Danes’ photos above and by a segment I did with Fox News, which can be seen here.
For those of you who don’t tolerate Latisse, Obagi Medical Products has released their own eyelash lengthener, Elastilash. It’s brand new, and we haven’t received any feedback from it yet. Anyone try it?
For more on Claire Danes, Latisse, and other doctors’ opinions, click here for an outstanding article on the OC Register blog.