Question: I have got lovely bright blue eyes but very insufficient lashes. I am interested in trying Latisse out but I have heard it can change your eye color, which I really do not want. Are there any tips for using Latisse so there is less risk of having your eye pigment change?
Answer: First of all, with bright blue eyes, you have absolutely no concern regarding the iris pigmentation that has been shown to occur with the medication that is in Latisse products. This is due to the fact that your iris has absolutely no pigmentation and, therefore, is bright blue. Because it has no pigmentation, Latisse cannot cause it to pigment and you, therefore, have no concern about changing your eye color with this product. Patients with hazel or green eyes, however, do have some pigmentation in their eyes and, therefore, can have iris pigmentation with the medication that is in Latisse. Interestingly, Latisse has actually never been shown to cause iris pigmentation in the first place, but the same medication that is in Latisse is also in an eyedrop that is used for increased eye pressure. This product has been shown in a very small percentage of patients to cause pigmentation of their iris. Once again, this only occurs in patients with green or hazel eyes, as bright blue eyes cannot pigment and brown eyes are already pigmented. I, therefore, would like to reassure you that it is extremely safe for you to go ahead and use Latisse, as it should provide you with the expected outcome of thicker, longer, darker eyelashes and yet, in your specific circumstance, have absolutely no risk of creating any pigmentation of your iris.