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A Drug To Grow Eyelashes. Really, Do We Need This ???

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posted on Jun, 14 2009 @ 12:15 AM
One more drug hits the market in the name of vain.

This one is FDA approved, you paint it on your upper lid each night, and they say, you could grow thicker + longer eyelashes. I'm sure it'll be a big seller for the drug company, and if they can apply it to the scalp and it grows hair for men they'll make billions.

I can understand people wanting this if they had a condition that caused loss or thinning of the lashes, even those that pull them out due to some obsessive compulsive disorder. That seems an acceptable use for the drug.

But for vanity, NO.....:shk:

I want to point out a few things from their FAQ, They even admit that they don't know why it works.

Any bold text is done by me.

LATISSE™ is believed to affect the growth (anagen) phase of the eyelash hair cycle in two ways: first, it increases the length of this phase; and second, it increases the number of hairs in this growth phase. The exact way it works is unknown.

So they believe, but they don't know how it works.

How could this pass FDA approval. It won't burn your eyeballs ???

You're also on it for life.......

If you stop using LATISSE™, your eyelashes are expected to return to their previous appearance over several weeks to months.

They got you once you start.
I'm getting sick of all these drugs targeting vanity over a medical need.

Their main page is here, but it was an ad on TV that made me look:

posted on Jun, 14 2009 @ 12:17 AM
Actually isn't their something similar to this already out on the market but, just in a different form? Also I must ask does this one have green tea in it?

Never mind I just found out that it was actually something to make nails grow longer using green tea. Anyway my sentiments are almost parallel with yours, is it needed now? More or less seems like a luxury item as usual for some things and to be frank I don't see it's purpose, then again I do not purchase cosmetic items and never will in my life unless forced to by a significant other (wife) or something, but I got a ways to go

[edit on 14-6-2009 by Gigantea Rosa]

posted on Jun, 14 2009 @ 12:18 AM
reply to post by anxietydisorder

I wonder it works on the head.

posted on Jun, 14 2009 @ 12:54 AM

I just... wow...

And here I was, thinking that mascara and eyelash curlers were the silliest things ever... I guess I was wrong.

(see avatar pic for proof that I don't give a [snip] lol)

But jeez does this make a girl feel like someone out there thinks that I'm supposed to think I'm not good enough.

posted on Jun, 14 2009 @ 12:55 AM
The days of beauty in a bottle are here man. That means I'm out.


posted on Jun, 14 2009 @ 01:19 AM
I have a condition called blepharitis, which is similar to conjunctavitis, which results in me losing lashes and having patches missing. Despite this, I would never use this product.


The fact that they dont even know how it works?? Please...just an excuse to prey on insecurities and get more revenue.

[edit on 14-6-2009 by kyle6677]

posted on Jun, 14 2009 @ 01:24 AM
How did they research this? And why? Who was the person that said "Hmmmm thinning eyelashes is a BIG problem. What can I do to end the epidemic of thinning eye lashes?"

What did the people in the clinical trials think?

What a great way to make a buck?

Jeeze.... Man kind needs alot of thing..... Longer Thicker Eyelashes should not be a big priority on that list considering the current state of the world....

posted on Jun, 14 2009 @ 01:26 AM
The only way that I could justify using this product is if I were at a party and very drunk, went to light a cigarette with a friends "cracked out" lighter, and burned off my eyelashes. Even though, I probably wouldn't purchase this creepy, MiracleLash?????

posted on Jun, 14 2009 @ 01:43 AM
Haha I can see it now with some one abusing it. Beard like eye lashes!
My eye lashes already grow like crazy and long, dont need it any worse.

posted on Jun, 14 2009 @ 01:46 AM
What's tragic is that somebody will throw a Miley Cyrus label onto this product and whoever came up with this idea will probably make enough bank to give Bill Gates a case of zero envy.

posted on Jun, 14 2009 @ 02:24 AM
Great job - if it works.

While going through chemotherapy and other medical issues that cause loss of hair, the demoralization of such side effects can have terrible repercussions on the health issue itself.

It’s a proven fact when people look better they feel better, and heal better.

You think it’s vain?

Try loosing all your hair to cancer then come back and tell me *Wow, I should have shaved my head and pulled out all my eyelashes and brows ages ago - I just look stunning*!

I hope this new treatment works, I really do...

posted on Jun, 14 2009 @ 02:57 AM
me and my girlfriend laughed for several minutes at what society has come to after viewing that commercial for the first time the other day.

posted on Jun, 14 2009 @ 03:00 AM

Originally posted by KennyRJR
Haha I can see it now with some one abusing it. Beard like eye lashes!
My eye lashes already grow like crazy and long, dont need it any worse.

Yeah lol like those people addicted to plastic surgery, enough is enough! lol

posted on Jun, 14 2009 @ 03:40 AM
I dont know whats real or not anymore. The world around me seems like one big freaking joke.

For instance, I was watching saturday night live tonight .... and afterwards an infomercial came on ..... for a giant cupcake maker. the big selling point was " its five times bigger than a regular cupcake" .... I thought it was a commercial parody ....... but the punchline never came. wtf, I wish I could of been there when that idea was pitched.

posted on Jun, 14 2009 @ 03:56 AM

Originally posted by kyle6677
I have a condition called blepharitis, which is similar to conjunctivitissp, which results in me losing lashes and having patches missing. Despite this, I would never use this product.


I can't let this go if it's a medical condition.
If you have blepharitis, and your doctor prescribes this drug, DO MORE RESEARCH !!!

I worry that it comes to market as a cosmetic, but in a medical need it would be too expensive for the people that really need it.

I would bet that the best seller for Pfizer is Viagra, but only 10% of those taking it actually need it. Play around a little and see what comes up.

Every male wants a bone on command, and now we have that with a drug.

Females can control or eliminate menstrual cycles with a pill.
Men can raise or lower the equipment like they're working on a job site.
Even children that don't or won't focus in school can have Ritalin to make them work.:shk:

If my eyelashes fall out, so be it.
If I can't get it up when I'm 70 years old, nature intended that.
And if the kid won't pay attention in school, smack them on the ass........

Excuse me for now, I need to take my Arthrotec, the joints don't work the way they used to. A couple Clonazepam will stop the anxiety long enough for the Lamotrigine and Citralopram to slide in and carry me through the day.

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